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Book Cafe

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1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great place for morning coffee

A great place to relax, enjoy the surroundings and enjoy some coffee and cake. You can really imagine people drinking coffee in a place like this a 100 years ago. It is kind of hard to find, you have to pass straight through the book shop and go to the first floor. An art gallery is located on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A great place to relax, enjoy the surroundings and enjoy some coffee and cake. You can really imagine people drinking coffee in a place like this a 100 years ago. It is kind of hard to find, you have to pass straight through the book shop and go to the first floor. An art gallery is located on the second... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My friend took us here, she think this place is great and with good price. For me and some ither friends, first time come here. This cafe have a beautiful interiors, the cake and coffee have some good price. One funny thing for me is the cafe WC. When i asked the staff where is the bathroom, he give me... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Book Cafe, so-called because it is in the most glorious painted hall of what is now a huge bookshop in a building which was a grand department store built just over 100 years ago and modeled and named after the great stores of Paris. The cafe service was very average, the food we ordered including cake was less than... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Café above the bookshop at Andrassy 39 is magnificent. We had coffee and cake around lunchtime and just soaked up the experience. Good value given the special place this is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

First of all, you must know that the proper name of this cafe is Lotz Terem, NOT Book Cafe. Second, you must look for the address, Andrassy 39, and know that what you will see from the street is a book store that gives no indication that this beautiful cafe, with amazing high, painted ceilings, is straight ahead and up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

No indication from the wine/book shop that upstairs there is this vast painted hall. We chose the wrong seats and disappeared below the table. The famous chocolate cake was long finished and the walnut cake was average at best. The Cheddar & Ementall toasted sandwich was very poor. Our local beers Dreher Classic very thin on taste.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lovely restaurant with beautiful decor made this a truly special place to stop for a tea. Our boys loved the hot chocolates and we all indulged in delicious desserts. The warm brownie was deemed to be the best of the lot, but the walnut cake covered in marzipan came a close second.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

My family and I had afternoon tea, well hot chocolate at Book Cafe. After walking through a normal looking book shop, an escalator delivers you to the most magnificent room. We had a short wait before heading to our table. The hot chocolate was very pleasant. Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The book cafe is decorated in an ornate style with gilt ceilings, chandeliers, wooden floors and frescoes. The service is excellent. We had an Irish coffee and a Bailey s coffee, served in style for under ten euros. There is also WiFi. To use the toilet you must ask the waiter for a card, then take the elevator down one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was the last stop on our Taste Hungary Coffeehouse Tour. The setting is just spectacular, and we ordered off the menu with our expectations exceeded. Convenient for a few purchases in the bookstore downstairs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

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