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Cafe Astoria Restaurant

#305 of 2,308 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
District V / Inner City
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Kossuth Lajos Utca 19-21, Budapest 1053, Hungary (Formerly Mirror Cafe & Restaurant)
+36 1 889 6022
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe looked old fashioned and had great atmosphere. We didn't expect the price would be so good and food was equally as good. I tried their cafe latte, which was smooth. On top of it, the cafe is right beside Astoria metro station. Worth a visit.

1 Thank Rui Z
PM_QualityManagement, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Cafe Astoria Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rui Z, We really appreciate that you took the time to share this pleasant feedback with us on Tripadvisor, we are sure that it will be encouraging for the other members to take a visit in Café Astoria. You mentioned in your kind review that this place has an old fashioned charm, it really has a long history, during... More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting Budapest and we had to have some traditional Hungarian food. So we both ordered their Gulyás (goulash). It was fantastic! The room is very beautiful with Old World charm of days gone bye. The wait staff were very attentive and they took very good care of our needs. We ordered a bottle of their... More 

Thank BobHollMusic
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The food in this restaurant is serve in genteel surroundings with all the attention from the waiters that you would expect from an upper class establishment. Well cooked very well presented and a pleasant evening had with the addition of the live music supplied by musicians

1 Thank lynden33
Zurich, Switzerland
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We had to have a quick dinner and the service was prompt, main course delicious and all very good value. The decoration was as described in previous reviews and is quaint, The café wasn't bustling so some may be put off by this, however we weren't.

1 Thank JackBarr
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We went in just for coffee and were astounded how reasonable that was. Maybe it doesn't rival the New York but it is well worth a visit

Thank Ralston M
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Spent about £4 on two coffees 3 beers and 3 huge glasses of wine whilst we sat and played chess with the locals! Really great cafe!!

2 Thank sirb00t
Madrid, Spain
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We had a brunch there, as soon as you get in you go back like you were in the 40's Service is great, coffee is delicious, desserts and sandwich are delicious too. The place deserves a visit!

Thank AnaChiniux
Derby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Astoria offers a true experience of chic Budapest in its heyday. Lovely attentive service, excellent food and extremely affordable prices. We even went in one afternoon and had a happy hour tea and cake for 800huf, what a bargain

1 Thank phil k
Chorley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We called in for a light lunch and could not have enjoyed it more! The food was superb, the service perfect and the prices totally reasonable. A little old fashioned, but why else go to The Astoria?

Thank Helen02ACE
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the cafe restaurant of the old Danubius Hotel Astoria. A very nice place and still in the original style of the nineteen hundreds. There are seperate section for drinks, dinner and a bar. A very spacious grand cafe with friendly staff, although a bit slow. Nice place to visit as a tourist. You do not see this much... More 

1 Thank Stefan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kossuth Lajos Utca 19-21, Budapest 1053, Hungary (Formerly Mirror Cafe & Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 889 6022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in District V / Inner City

Neighborhood Profile
District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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