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Book Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, Central European, Hungarian, International
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Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36 1 461 5835
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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique and quiet place for a lovely traditional breakfast- young crowd od waiters who offer excellent service

Thank felbru
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fellow guest recommend this to us and given how cold it was during our stay in Budapest it was a great place to stop in for a break from the cold while walking around. Located on the 2nd floor above a book store you had to be looking to find it. An absolutely beautiful room with opulent ceiling paintings... More 

Thank 2_Vietnam
Salisbury, Wiltshire
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222 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a beautiful room to enjoy a coffee and soak up the atmosphere. Marvellous selection of cakes and hot chocolate. A pianist and singer also entertain you. The bookshop in contrast is very modern.

Thank Chrisi1066
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It feels like this should be elsewhere rather than tacked onto a bookshop with access via an escalator where the general public can wander into the cafe without having to order anything. Average coffee and high prices for Budapest, but you ra there for the decor as much as the food and drinks.

Thank lbj1963
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195 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great cafe - popping in, we ended up have the hot chocolate drinks. Highly commendable and great service.

Thank MortimerLake
Tadworth, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great coffee house with fantastic murals and ceiling artwork -- quite unexpected from the entrance to the book shop on the ground floor.

Thank AKW5457
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the most impressive cafe building I have been in, 10 of us sat down for coffee on a very cold morning after visiting the opera house opposite. Service was excellent despite this being an obvious tourist place, quite a few locals too. Just wish the book store stocked something in ENGLISH, I would definitely have stayed longer.

Thank Bwkuah
Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This unexpected gem, located behind a bookshop (as the name suggests), is worth a visit just to view the magnificent, historic setting! If you're feeling peckish when you visit, it's also worth taking the time for a quick coffee/tea and snack. The cakes are kind of average-tasting, which is why I deducted one star. However, the many varieties of coffee,... More 

Thank geigerin91
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After 15 minutes on the line, finally we got a table. Beautiful and large place with colourful frescos around the room. If you are lucky you can enjoy sitting on the cosy leather chairs. Tasty chocolate with smooth touch. The dobos torta was average.

Thank sxedios
Athens, Greece
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having visited the awful New York Cafe, this one makes up for all the time and money i lost in my awful experience. It is the best coffee shop i have ever been to. From the walls, the ceiling to the chairs you get the feeling that you are drinking your coffee and eating a dessert inside of a... More 

Thank Anastasios G

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?