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BARbar Cafe & Chocolate

Papnovelde street 3., Budapest 1053, Hungary (Formerly BARbar Cafe & Chocolate & Lemonade Bar)
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Ranked #20 of 1,582 restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Café
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located in the most peaceful part of District V in a small side street of Vaci Utca (Papnovelde utca 3.), BARBar Cafe & Chocolate is THE BEST chocolateria in this town! The owners, a young couple named Viki and Tomi, are very enthusiastic about the cafe and their aim is to make the guests utterly at home and relaxed in their cafe.The philosophy behind it is: using only high-quality ingredients for the preparation of coffees, lemonades and chocolates. For the chocolate drinks they buy real Belgian Callebaut chocolate (dark 70%, milk 47% or white 28% chocolate pastilles and not powder that is sued in most other Budapest cafes). The freshly made lemonade drinks (in ajam jar) are very refreshing on a sultry summer day. You can also have snacks, should you feel peckish: try the various spreads (aubergine spread, Italian pesto, spiced tomato cream). BARBar Cafe has laid-back atmosphere with warm colors and creative furnishing (refurbished Singer sewing machines serve as tables).
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213 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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Lee, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went twice during our stay in Budapest: the drinks and the service were that good! We had coffee, sandwiches and hot chocolate. The coffee was excellent, the staff were incredibly friendly and polite. The hot chocolate was gorgeous. The cafe is off the normal tourist routes. but I would really recommend you seek it out. The staff spoke near... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Amazing service, they let me in before opening set up a special table for me, event lent me a power cord for my MacBook when I really I walked off without my 220 v. adapter. The decor is great, sitting in a hammock with a coffee and a book is a great way to spend and after. Plenty of room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend read alot of positive reviews for the barbar cafe (ahoy!) so we though we should try it out.. My gf ordered a iced latte (very refreshing taste) and i ordered a dark chocolate (70%) with some And it was GREAT! Is was so pure and thick. the service was very friendly...i should say have try when... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a place just for drinks, we were a little disappointed that there were no cakes or desserts which would have gone down very nicely but the hot milk chocolate was delicious - very thick and chocolatey so we were not too upset! It would have also been nice if there were some options for a topping eg, marshmallows,... More

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University Heights, Ohio
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37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

With "cafe" in the name I was expecting more from this place, but it was really just for drinks. I was expecting chocolate desserts or such, but there was nothing of the sort. However, the drinks were very good. I had a hot chocolate and my friend had a lemonade. The atmosphere was comfortable. I expected more though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Recommend the lemon mix, very refreshing after having heavily flavoured hungarian food and Shoppinh throuht the vaci street. Friendly staff and good decor. Will come again soon within this trip.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Popped into this cafe for a drink based on the reviews here and wasn't disappointed with the rich and tasty hot chocolate. Very friendly owner, funky interior and reasonable prices. We returned a couple of days later to try different flavours and even bought some chocolate to take back so we could make our own at home. Lots of "flavours"... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Wow, what a find! I stumbled into this place on my last full day in Budapest. The young man at the counter walked me through the process, made some recommendations and 5 minutes later I was indulging in the most amazing hot chocolate that I've ever had. Completely decadent, and well worth. These hot chocolates are made from pure chocolate... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Found the BARbar Cafe on my stay in Budapest during a Segway Guided Tour, it was the best Hot Chocolate with Rum and Mint I've ever had and just the ticket to warm me up after 2 hours out in the cold.... This is a must whilst you are visiting the city if you love Chocolate like me. Just keep... More

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Formby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and I are in here now. Tell your friends and family. This is a fabulous place. Funky little setting and great ambience. If you like chocolate just come quickly.

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