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Book Cafe

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1061 Budapest Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we went there early in the morning for coffee. i've read about this cafe on tripadvisor and i am so glad for being there. the decoration is amazing (for my taste!). good coffee, and wonderful sweets. it is on the first floor of a modern book store and you can't see it, if you don't know it is there. highly... More 

Thank xxxxxGreece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A coffee place with a lot of history. The interne decoration is the classic European style. Coffee is decent, although quite pricy! Service is average.

Thank Lin W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe is up the escalators & at the back of the bookshop. It's a glamorous space & well worth a visit for some delicious cakes. Service is good & the pianist adds charm as you while away an hour or two.

Thank Basa666
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Riding the escalator up from the book store your jaw drops. The decor of this cafe is a must see in itself. The coffee is expensive for Budapest and the menu isn't that expansive. But the coffee and food are very good quality

Thank Charlie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden inside a bookstore, you feel like discovering a secret that you have to share it to the world. A beautiful interrior; high ceiling with chandeliers and paintings and ornaments on the wall, mirrors on both sides, making the room look bigger,endless. Friendly staff, tasty coffee and desserts. The prices werent that high. Its the perfect place to go multiple... More 

Thank Mary L
Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful venue which was an old casino not what you would expect to find at the back of a bookshop ! Lovely piano music from 3pm. They have a great coffee menu and cocktails with no alcohol ideal for a morning refreshing drink.

Thank samdaisytoby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we had arrived in the Sistine chapel. It is thought that it was the same artist that painted the opera house. Fabulous food and service, too good to miss.

Thank VE92
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a book store. At first you think that you enter a typical bool store. If you go up stairs you will be surprised. Because there is a secret palace on second floor.

Thank Atilla S
Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This charming cafe is located on the second floor of the bookstore,a short walk from the Opera House. You can eat cakes, ice cream, pastries and drink coffee with different special flavors. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Eyal A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Book Café is a must-see. It’s bookshop, but inside, up the stairs, you find a café, which is very beautiful. The roof is amazing and you can spend lot of time, just studying the art. We didn’t taste the food but picked a decent lemonade and coffee. Standard quality, nothing special. But go there and enjoy the roof art.

Thank Tobias P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Cafe, European, Hungarian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1061 Budapest Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36-1-461-5835

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?