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Book Cafe - Lotz Terem

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Address: Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
Phone Number: 1 461 5830
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Best Book Cafe/Coffee Shop in Town

Imagine entering a bookstore, taking an escalator up to a spectacular former ballroom, hearing piano music playing on a baby grand, and sipping on coffee or wine. That is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Carol J
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Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
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Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Imagine entering a bookstore, taking an escalator up to a spectacular former ballroom, hearing piano music playing on a baby grand, and sipping on coffee or wine. That is Alexandra's. After a hot day walking all over Budapest, we took a break and had their delicious iced coffee. Their version is a tall chilled glass mug with vanilla ice cream... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been there for the third time this year. The food is excellent, so is the atmosphere and the service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a small group and the service was perfect. I ordered cappuccino and cake...The cake was still warm and the coffee was great... actually hot. Don't come here for a few of the streets... come to be in a restored parlor with mirrors and lights. Great for romance.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is strange, that such a wonderful place is not mentioned in popular guide books. The book store is full of trash, but up the escalator you enter the paradise

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe was on the upper floor of a bookshop and was a lovely setting to have afternoon tea in. There was live music from the grand piano player. We had quick service and the coffee and cakes we were served were lovely and reasonably priced. It is a 5 min walk from Opera metro station.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Book cafe, a not to be missed experience, is accessed via some stairs at the top of an escalator that runs from the ground floor in Alexandra Book Shop. On writing about Book Cafe, to keep it simple and to the point, I've decided to leave out a critique of the book shop itself. On one level Book Cafe could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit by all means! A great surprise awaits the visitor at the top of the escalator of this book store. A great cafe in a historic and grand building. Great coffee/cakes with fabulous live pianist to complete the great ambiance.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go often to this place with my friend. The atmosphere is excellent, the food and the cakes are very delicious. You can listen the live music provided by the pianist. Under the cafe you can find the largest book store of Budapest. If you are here you can also have only a look on thus place without taking anything.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

You would never expect to find such a beautiful cafe hiding in the back of a book store. I visited in late November with my boyfriend and it was a prefect escape from cold. We both had hot chocolates & cake which were divine. The staff were very attentive, and we enjoyed relaxing here for sometime without feeling pressured to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Although the TripAdvisor map indicates that Book Café is one block off Andrassy, it’s actually located on an upper floor of the “Alexandra” building (the name over the entrance to the bookstore) facing Andrassy, about 1½ blocks from Opera House when walking away from the Danube. Walk through the bookstore, up the escalator, and then a few steps to what... More 

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