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“Beautiful bookstore” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Book Cafe - Lotz Terem

Book Cafe - Lotz Terem
Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
1 461 5830
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Ranked #12 of 230 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Architectural Buildings, Shops, Cultural
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Manila, Philippines
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“Beautiful bookstore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This has to be the prettiest bookstore ever. Instead of looking at the books, I was looking at the ceiling and the walls. We bought a couple of bottles of Hungarian sparkling wine to bring home. I only wish that we had had the time to have coffee there.

Visited February 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“A wonderful place to stop and admire”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Located in the old Paris Dept. store this is an architectural delight to behold.

Stop have coffee and some pastry and just spend some time soaking in the beauty of the place absolutely stunning ceiling.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York, USA
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Book store has really awesome selection of local books and wines. We took TA reviewer advice and stopped for coffee at the cafe and it was amazing. Great coffee, cakes, and appetisers at reasonable prices.

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“Beautiful building and lovely coffee house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Saw other reviews and my husband suggested this place. It is a bit like Betty's in York. Old world with waiters and plenty of lovely coffees and teas to drink. We had a good strong coffee and enjoyed the lovely art deco room. We went up to look at the gallery afterwards which was full of local Hungarian arts from paintings to silverware etc. There was a very informative lady looking after the gallery. Worth a visit

Visited February 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“more than books”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Leaving in Budapest I'm visiting this store very regularly to buy books - and wines occasionally (relatively nice selection of Hungarian wines). However the coffee shop on the 2nd floor is worth a visit also. It is located in Lotz Hall (named after the artist painted the ceiling) used to be a ballroom in the 19th century.

Visited December 2012
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