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Book Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36 1 461 5835
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's like stepping back in time as you go through the modern bookstore to the back, up the escalator and stairs and then into this wonderful room. Our experience was good service, excellent coffee, delicious cake, and best of all the pianist serenading us. A good rest point in the city. A slightly unusual system to use the toilets as... More 

1 Thank TheDocandTheWife
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think my husband and I visited this place three time during our stay. Two times were for coffee and desert...both times we were not disappointed.Excellent. The third time we stopped in with our daughter and enjoyed lunch and desert which was also very good. The fact that it also had a two story bookstore attached was amazing. A must... More 

1 Thank Bvigo
Okeechobee, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty interior and coffee/tea were good. However I would remove this from the breakfast category, they don't serve any breakfast foods only a few light sandwiches, salads and desserts.

1 Thank meganmattson
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this place just for a drink with my girlfriend! We ordered 2 beers but 20 min after nobody came to serve us so I politely chased our waiter and he was very pissed off and really rude. 10 min after he came with two beers, not even fresh or sparkling either! Definitely a shame because the place... More 

Thank Antoine R
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful cafe I have ever been to. The coffee and cake was delicious too. Highly recommend!

1 Thank AmyWarman
Debrecen, Hungary
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had nice scones and cafe in this two stores book store (unfortunately 99% of the books are in Hungarian, only on the second floor in the corner you may find some books in German or English). The nice surprise is on the third store - huge paintings on the ceiling, like you are entering a palace of the 18th... More 

1 Thank debrecen_10
Vienna, West Virginia
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a part of OAT tour, our local tour guide had made a reservation for our group to have a nice experience for tea or coffe around noon. My husband and I love to visit book stores and visit the beautiful building and seeing the store we were very pleased. The cafe felt like a place of the caste, dining... More 

1 Thank AM26105
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by for a drink, take in the live piano and ornate surroundings. Hidden upstairs from the bookstore below, we had never seen a hidden gem like this!

Thank S K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning ornate ceiling. Great choice of coffee / tea and cakes. Very attentive waiters / waitresses and reasonably priced. So relaxing.

Thank jnic999
Athens, Greece
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On of the best cafe in the city!!! A new experience, being a bookshop and suddenly on the first floor a romantic place to have your coffee!!! Excellent!!!


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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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?