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Book Cafe

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1061 Budapest, Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36-1-461-5835
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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We had no idea when we walked in the book store how great a place this would be. It is so luxurious. Wonderful sedate setting and just amazing decoration. We had pumpkin coffee and a melange and both were splendid. If you are in the area, say doing the opera house, then you must come here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Island of Malta, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe on top of a book store, main reason to come is the decoration and atmosphere, it looks like a big ballroom. Coffee and service average

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had no idea when we walked in the book store how great a place this would be. It is so luxurious. Wonderful sedate setting and just amazing decoration. We had pumpkin coffee and a melange and both were splendid. If you are in the area, say doing the opera house, then you must come here.

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Thank LondonFet
Kortrijk, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you enter, it's just a book store. But at the time you reach the first floor, heaven appears in front of you. Great cakes and superbe service.Would recommend it to everybody!

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Thank Niels W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll start by saying that the coffee and cake were good -- nothing amazing -- but still enjoyable. However, the real draw is the building. This is probably the most attractive coffee shop I've ever seen, and it stands out in a city of impressive cafes.

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Thank GG1072
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always like to get a nice coffee in a bookstore; surely I did not expect this incredible coffee shop when I walked in the bookstore. Big, majestic, sumptuous ... we were very impressed with the place. There were just a few customers, so we were not expecting anything good, but we were wrong: we enjoyed a good coffee with... More 

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Thank trialez
Ottawa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking into a bookstore, you might not expect to find an extraordinary cafe at the top of the escalators. It's a cozy, quiet place, and while it does have an elegant feeling, the prices are very moderate. If you're looking for a small bite, the hot sandwiches are great and they have a nice beverage and dessert selection as well!... More 

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Thank Sabrina C
Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee and cake were good, not cheap and have had better around town, however the venue is beautiful. Stop here and enjoy the ceiling with a coffee, definitely worth doing.

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Thank alexanderdevonald
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If the first floor wasn't a bookshop..it would be crowded but this fact avoids plenty of visits and tourists. We enjoyed a milkshakes and two slices of cakes. It was a bargain whether you take into account the place, the service and the huge pianist who was playing in the afternoon.

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Thank Jesús C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We relaxed here for a couple of hours. The decoration is jaw-droppingly fancy; basically, every part of the space is covered in art. Natural light comes through the large, bubble-glass windows. We subtracted one star because the food/drinks are nothing special, but still we recommend going here! There is a piano performance daily at 4. Unfortunately we missed that; we... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth going to just to sit in the amazing space. I had the hot chocolate which was thick, rich and delicious, topped that off with a cream dessert with chestnut puree which was also great. Loved just sitting here and enjoying the ambience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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