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Papnovelde Utca 3, Budapest 1053, Hungary (Formerly BARbar Cafe & Chocolate & Lemonade Bar)
+3630-867-7987
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1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Description: Located in the most peaceful part of District V in a small side street of...
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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  • 52
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Place new name: Ahoy!. Surprisingly excellent

Special and nice design. Good music and nice atmosphere. wonderful staff with perfect English and great smiles Great menu and wonderful drinks including the lemonade and chocolate drink. The carrot cake is recommended.serving free water or soda. highly recommended! Tal & Roye Israel

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Roye M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Special and nice design. Good music and nice atmosphere. wonderful staff with perfect English and great smiles Great menu and wonderful drinks including the lemonade and chocolate drink. The carrot cake is recommended.serving free water or soda. highly recommended! Tal & Roye Israel

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I was 2 day ago on the Ahoy with my friend's. I drank a smoothe and a coffe. The waitress where very kind and the drinks where delicious. I like the Ahoy. Next time i will go the Kálvin square i visit again :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was staying just around the corner from here so decided to pop in. I was impressed by the choices available and ordered a hot chocolate with candy topping. After quite a wait, the waitress brought me one with marshmallows - which I don't eat. I pointed out to her that I hadn't asked for these and before I could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We came here based on the reviews from when it was Barbar, we weren't really disappointed as they still do the lemonades and hot chocolates. We each had a lemonade which really was very nice and fresh, and at a good price too. We had a sandwich too, again freshly made and very nice! The place has a nice atmosphere... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I had to come and rereview this place since I could see many recent reviews saying that the reviews that this place received in the past, were overrated. Please take notice, that the old "hot chocolate-lemonade" place that BARbar cafe & chocolate used to be, and what the majority of older reviews are written about, has been changed a new,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Had a great mangosmoothie and a great piece of cherry cake. The service was very charming and all around atmosphere is really relaxing. I recommend this if you need a relaxing and refreshing break.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

When in need of a sugar boost this place hits the spot we had dark and milk chocolate and the carrot cake not able to finish as very heavy but delicious Server very polite and helpful

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Staff is courteus anf seemed genuinely nice, however taking every single biscuit out and putting it into the smoothie and touching the banana( overripe) twice with the same hand she previously touched money is unacceptable for such an establishement. Came with great expectations and not sure will be back for obvious health reasons.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The café itself is lovely inside, nice ship theme, with a hammock etc. The hot chocolate was nice. Not the best I've tasted, if you want that then visit Café Godiva in Harrods, London!! My partner has a coffee, which he said was nice. We wanted Panini's, that were on the menu, however they apparently didn't have any. So just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Best lemondade in town, nicest staff! I absolutely recommend a visit! Hot chocolate is made of real belgian chocolate!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Papnovelde Utca 3, Budapest 1053, Hungary (Formerly BARbar Cafe & Chocolate & Lemonade Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +3630-867-7987

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 7
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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).
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?