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“Perfect post opera spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Callas Cafe & Restaurant

Callas Cafe & Restaurant
Andrassy ut 20, Budapest 1061, Hungary (Andrássy út)
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Ranked #271 of 1,992 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Hungarian
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Andrássy út
Augusta, GA
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788 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
“Perfect post opera spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had been to the opera and just stopped in for coffee and dessert. There was a large selection of pastries as well as coffees. Our server was very kind and welcoming, and his English was excellent. He suggested a sweet wine that is a Hungarian treat. It was a little too sweet for me but I was glad to try it. There was an understated sophistication about this place, especially the decor. My favorite part was the live quartet playing while we were there. They were wonderful and gave the place a lot of charm. When we were ready to head back to our hotel, they called a taxi for us and made sure the driver came in to get us.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pleasant place on Andrassy street”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I come there from time to time, for a glass of wine, or for a cake with coffee.
If you walk the Andrassy street, you need to get there.
Just because of the atmosphere that emphasise a mood of the district surrounding Opera.

I didn't eat there, just once I have ordered a lemon soup, during the hot afternoon in summer, it was good.
The most interesting is to sit on the terrace.

The waiters are quite nice. Inside interior is also impressive, very "old-time".

Once I have seen the performance of traditional Hungarian dancers,
I guess if you come to dine there, you may see it.

On other times, if you sit inside, an awesome band is playing classical music on violins and other instruments.

Good cafe, once again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing cocktails and delicious cakes next to the Opera House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

after enjoyable tour of the Opera House, retired to Callas Cafe (right next door) for a very pleasant cocktail. Our Rossinis were well prepared and reasonably priced. We shared an excellent strawberry cheesecake to go with our drinks. Friendly service in a relaxed 'old-world' environment - worth a visit and an hour of your time

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“The Perfect Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

From the outside it looks overdone but its really quite lovely. You can see the Opera from inside the restaurant. The food and service were excellent. We went once for dessert and returned for the last night of our trip. It was a treat.

Visited October 2013
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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“Perfect compliment to the Opera House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

As part of our Big Night Out, we took the advice of the guide books, and had an early dinner in Cafe Callas, next door to the Opera House, and were treated extremely well. We had not booked, and explained we had tickets to the ballet, we were seated, guided through the menu, and servid in an unhurried way which still allowed us time to gently get to our seats in the Opera House on time. We chose a main course and dessert, the wine was superb, and the food amazing. My wife had a beautiful roast lamb dish with creamy mashed potato, I had a fish tagliatelli with a fillet of pike, topped with a whole fresh water crayfish, both beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We had pastries for dessert, which were equally good. The bill for the two of us, including a good wine, was around £40.00, I cannot think of a restaurant in the UK which offers such excellent service, food and wine, and a stunningly attractive dining room, at anything like such a competetive price. Others may have different views, I have dined in places from truckers greasy spoons to the Captains Table on the QE2, this was memorable. Nor, I admit, Michelin star quality, but for that you would pay three or four times the price, but certainly comparable with 'named chef' establishments.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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