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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
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an amazing place. All we had was coffee but wow, coffee was great. More interesting though, is the building with fine detail and art.

Thank Linda T
Tirgu Mures, Romania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here in March 2016 with my wife and another couple. The place is lovely, you can listen to live piano music. I still have the memory of those moments. Cakes and coffee was execelent. For location and atmosphere I think it is worth visiting.

Thank dudau c
Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been here many times. You walk through the Alexander bookstore and up the escalator and what do you see but the most magnificent Italian palazzo style room. High windows a frescoed ceiling and a pianist tickling the ivories if you're lucky. A wonderful place for coffee and cake - and very inexpensive for the quality too!

Thank 1965sbm2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You definitely pay tourist prices here. It is a beautiful tea room, you pay for the attraction. It was ok, expensive for what you get & they've squeezed some of the 2 seater tables very close together so you are sat uncomfortably close to the next table. The choice of cakes & quality of cakes was very good

Thank spooky1971
Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice hall. Come up escalator to view but have coffee elsewhere. Those vacant tables you see around wall are 'reserved', although not occupied during the time they direct you to uncomfortable wooden seats clustered in middle for tourists. Naturally expensive.

Thank Melbournepk
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst the stunning hall is worth going to see itself, make sure to stay a while and try one of the amazing cakes the cafe has to offer.

Thank Jadey329
Krakow, Poland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to book cafe for a coffee and cake after reading the review, this is one of the most amazing spots we ve been to during our spot in budapest. Totally hidden, when we walked in there was a man playing on a piano, everything was very tasteful and served in a timely manner the only minus is that... More 

Thank Ania W
Poole, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for a coffee and delicious cake at the Alexandra Book Café. To get to it you have to go through the bookshop - entering the café is like going into a new world - it was one of the highlights of our trip. The décor, in particular the ceiling is absolutely glorious - and the coffee and... More 

Thank 415John
New Providence, New Jersey
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You reach the Book Cafe through a book store and can't help being impressed with the decor. Located just one block and across the street for the Budapest Opera House makes it a good choice for lunch or coffee.

Thank Carol868
Pacific Northwest, USA
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor of the dining room is gorgeous in this building. My family shared a couple sweets and all had espresso drinks - they were all very good. Highly recommended for a mid-afternoon snack.

Thank nworbcaz

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest

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