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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

The food was not good The music was jazz and awful , very loud We chose chicken Breast and goat cheese The quality of food was low 👎🏻 Not recommended!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

The food was very good and tasty but the service was very slow even though the cafe was almost empty. But the food was still very good

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

to drink good Hungarian wine, or beer, or palinkas, or coffee while listening to good music, looking at the street in Budapest and reading - there are few places left like this

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019

Live jazz music is really good but forget about their wine selection!! Better forget drinking wine here!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the jazz and because of good reviews but big disappointment. The service was very poor waiter tipped glass over us and the glass broke on my wife we cut hand clearing it. The starter was okay but the mains were...over cooked and inedible. Despite this no reduction in the bill. The jazz group were excellent so go for the music but eat elsewhere.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

The service was very nice and very friendly. Food was worth the long waiting time. The home made lemonade was excellent!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Wednesday 27th March, 2019 - midweek! This was the highlight of my visit to Budapest.The SRAMKO TRIO blew everyone away with their musicianship and obvious enjoyment of their art. This combined with excellent food made for an evening to remember for a very long time.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

My girlfriend and I we recommend by hotel staff to take a walk along the street of Raday where there is a selection of bars and restaurants. We chose the IF Café for late dinner. It was a decision we did not regret! We sat...upstairs and had a delicious Hungarian Soup followed by a Salmon dish with asparagus, potatoes and salad. It was delicious. We washed that down with a glass of red wine whilst listening to some amazing Jazz music. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Amazing experience.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

all was excellent. If you like good music and excellent dinner with good wine in a friendly restaurant, your choice is IF :)

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

What a gem of a restaurant and general experience located on a side street along with a lot of other cafes. The service was friendly, efficient and helpful suggesting a special red wine that was recommended by the owner. This is a cozy, artsy cafe...with fantastic music, featuring local musicians in the evening , also serving good food. At lunch they offer special s which includes either a dessert or starter with your meal. I had the eggplant dip with toast & veggies along with the spaghetti arriabata which was very good. They have a small patio also , take credit cards, definitely check it out.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

One of the best jazz clubs we have been. Nice club with delicious food along with a wonderful jazz group of three - pianist, saxophone and bass! Music selection was right on for a night of fun listening. We had dinner and food was reasonably...priced and prepared just right! We found iF to be a cozy place for spending an evening listening to heartfelt jazz and enjoying good wine and food! If you like jazz then iF is the place to be!!!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We have been five nights each time with different jazz and each time the music was fab. We have eaten here at least three times and the food again was fab lots of choices of food. If you are coming to Budapest you must give...this a try.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

If you want to hear jazz in Budapest, then check out the iF cafe. We heard the Gáspár Károly Trio there and they were superb, playing really good jazz. The food was ok, no more, but the drinks menu was reasonably extensive with some interesting...beers. There is a lot of competition on Raday utca for places to eat, so you if this doesn’t suit then there are plenty of other places. Sit outside if you must, but sit inside if you love great jazz.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

I used to go there for jazz and friends, however almost always I try an unusual beer, an eye-catching meal, or modern sweets. For a foreigner in the town it's a good practice to hear the sound, then decide whether to join a community with...the same affection - and to pay the cover of the musicians. - Barátok kedvéért szoktam felkeresni, de nem szívesen hagynék ki egy fura sört, egy modern kaját. Ha idegen vagy, döntse el a jazz, a zene, hogy vállalva a beugrót is csatlakozol-e hasonszőrű hallgatósághoz.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Came on the recommendation of our hotel. There is a small cover charge but wonderful small cafe Jazz and beverages. I had a fresh fruit spritzer. Enjoyed very much.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
IF cafe is located on quite a long street in the city centre. The area is safe and there are always lots of people around because of the number of cafes, bars and restaurants on this street.
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iF Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5