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Book Cafe

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1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
+36-1-461-5835
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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 sorbet and beverages.

At the Book Cafe, we had a lemon sorbet and a peach ginger smoothy, yum,yum, yum 😋 it was just what we needed on a hot afternoon in Budapest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
MarcEliotWebb
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

At the Book Cafe, we had a lemon sorbet and a peach ginger smoothy, yum,yum, yum 😋 it was just what we needed on a hot afternoon in Budapest.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to meet friends in the center of the city. I met some Hungarian friends and they didn't know about this hidden treasure! A great place for some light foods and drinks!! Did I say beautiful? Yes it is beautiful!! Plus at 4pm there is piano music for you to enjoy! It is close to the... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Travel through a book shop, up the escalator into a breathtaking gem of a coffee shop/restuarant. Comortable srroundings in a cool high vaulted room with decoration that is from another era. The service was swift and helpful. Price for coffee and light snacks was good value. In comparison with other coffee stores where speed is the focus, this is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited after a recommendation from a tour guide earlier in our visit to Budapest - and he was dead right!! What a great place, the decor takes your breath away, there was a fantastic pianist and the cakes and hot drinks were lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I travelled with a group of 20 from a volleyball program and I think at least 10 of us went for sandwiches cake and coffee one late morning which were all delicious and the atmosphere was awesome too. Manages to be cozy even with the beautiful high ceilings and abundance of space!

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I'd read about this bookshop before coming to Budapest so as we walked down Andrassy Utca we popped in not fully appreciating how wonderful it was. As soon as you step through, you realise this is a special place. What other book store sells wine? Apparently the owner has a vineyard so takes the opportunity to sell some of his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

This café is a gem secreted away and located upstairs above dim and unassuming Barnes and Nobel wanna-be book store named, "Alexander." One immediately knows that one had arrived in a special place upon hearing the live piano music filling the air and upon taking in the beauty of the baroque gold-gilt room adorned with mirrors, chandeliers, and paintings. Truly... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped here on a rainy day on a whim. We really just wanted to get off our feet and out of the elements and relax. This was perfect. The surroundings took you to another place and time. The afternoon tea was elegant and the service was fantastic. Just soak up the ambience while relaxing with some tea and let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a gem! Extravagant and beautiful, to a price you can't ignore. The cakes, coffee and chocolate were very good and to almost half the price of Gerbeaud. Go to both places and judge for yourself. We will definitely come back to the book cafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

beautiful room with an absolut interesting interior. The sweets are really tasty but the coffee is not that good. In total it is worth a visit but don't expect a great restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36-1-461-5835

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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