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Book Cafe

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Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36 1 461 5835
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a nice cafe on the upper floor from the book store between Opera & Oktogon metro stations. It decorates very beautiful. There are cakes and snacks there. I have taste the cake only. It was ok, nothing really mind blowing. But, it is nice to spend the time there. It is quiet, there are a lot of seats... More 

Thank Inna M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go, have a look at the place, but don't stop have anything to eat or drink. Overpriced and really low quality food. Which is a pity, because the venue is outstanding.

Thank cateecatee
Boxford, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our B&B (Kapital Inn) recommended we go here. It is in a large bookstore (therefore, the Book Cafe) which wasn't very obvious from the outside. The cafe itself is set in an ornately furnished area and is a good example of Art Nouveau.

Thank rspill
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here before we went for dip at the Baths. It's a lovely place to chill and admire the frescos. The waiters were attentive and our sandwiches, coffee and cake delicious.

Thank S1las
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had the almond and wild cherry hot chocolates, both were really rich and indulgent and really matched the opulent setting of this cafe

Thank loflower
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lot of coffee during our stay in Budapest, this was definitely the tastiest,I had one with chocolate and whipped cream with a slice of the brownie and ice cream,one of the best brownies of my life! The staff we're more than pleasant, they are not chefs and dont do a lot of cooking so making sandwiches will... More 

Thank Kelly L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely elegant, but relaxed setting for coffee with a large selection of cakes. This time we had very good sandwiches on our way to a concert at the Liszt Academy around the corner. Courteous service and reasonable prices.

Thank David B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whilst this doesn't look like much from the outside but just a mere bookshop, go up that escalator and you'll see perhaps the most beautiful cafe you'll ever go to. It absolutely blew me away and whilst it's not the cheapest and will cost you a bit more to get a coffee and a slice of cake, it's what I'd... More 

Thank A_Rhiane96
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2017

What a find at the back of a bookshop up the stairs to the top! This was a store and then reopened as a smart bookstore. Near Octagon and tricky to find at first, well worth the search. A stunningly beautiful decor with music sometimes, a little expensive but worth every penny - lovely coffee and the brownie cake was... More 

Thank LilacT
Long Melford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is a must do for anyone visiting Budapest. Discreetly hidden on one of the floors of this stunning art nouveau building housing a bookshop, it is well worth seeking out, if only to relax in one of the most beautiful rooms in Budapest whilst enjoying one of the best tasting coffees in town. Also recommend the Vhalrona (high quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Cafe, European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?