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1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
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Ranked #21 of 1,788 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Antwerp, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

You come here for the interiors! These are stunning. Really unfogettable. A must see. The food and drinks are also okay.

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Yateley
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The cafe is above the book shop it is huge and the decor is from the 19th. century . Well worth a visit try their range of hot chocolate.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A very beautiful cafe just a few metres up from the Opera upstairs in an otherwise modern looking book shop. The photos on here will reveal all. The food was beautifully presented and the cakes very delicious. You certainly couldn't go wrong here. Very comfortable seating, an altogether great place to while away your lunch or to have afternoon tea.... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

If you fancy a coffee in the most opulent surroundings possible without actually being in Budapest at the turn of the 20th century then it's worth a visit. Located at the very back of a fantastic bookstore itself worth a thorough browse - you can certainly find a better coffee ( or three for the same price! ) many places... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Book cafe is a must. Amazing room good service great range of drinks and light meals far cheaper than the centre of town and nicer cake

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Hebden Bridge
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went for breakfast one day and lunch the next. I really enjoyed the spicy cottage cheese and salad. The atmosphere is sophisticated but relaxed.

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Haifa, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The place is very nice, on the first floor they have a book store and on the upper level they have a resturant. The walls and the ceiling of the resturant are really amazing and drawn. The cakes were poor and tasteless.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Such a lovely. Beautiful and artistic cafe above the bookshop. It draws you in and holds you in. You feel like lingering over coffee and never wanting to leave. It's a short walk away from the Opera House so combine it with your visit there.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What an experience relaxing comfortable and most enjoyable Coffee, Cake, and chilling out. There must have been thousands and thousands of books of all sorts in this place. Staff were really very helpful and friendly. AQ must to visit again. We did not have a meal as we were eating later in the day.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Yes this, if you can find it, is one of Budapest's must go places. Sit & enjoy the decadent ambience of this very popular eating experience set in this large bookshop. From the outside it doesn't look much, but within it is a wow moment. The ceiling looks much better in true life than it does in photographs and to... More 

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

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