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California Coffee Company - Szent István tér

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$3 - $9
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American, Cafe, International
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Brunch, Breakfast
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0.0 miles from St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

The hot drinks were fine, but the choice of food is terrible. There are only bageks with various fillings. My mother had the tuna bagel, there was about 2 flake in it! Zero options for a vegan or food intolerances. Even though fresh sandwiches were...being made there was no suggestion of making one without a particular ingredient (dairy). I ended up with a blueberry muffin, however the only bit of blueberry was a little bit of jam on top. The service was very poor, very unhelpful staff who really did not want to engage with anyone in the cafe. Happy to send picture of my reciept for verification.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Coffee is ok but nothing exceptional. The disabled toilet was being used as a storage room and did not have toilet paper, soap nor hand drying paper. We reported this to the male assistant and he just shrugged his shoulders.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

The boy on the counter is possibly the rudest person I have ever encountered. I would encourage everyone to do yourself a favor and avoid this joint at all costs. Crossing paths with him will leave you feeling sick.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

Very nice view, good wifi connection, better espresso than the concurrent bar at the other side of tér - we were happy to find it and drink coffee there several times.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Not much to say really but the worst coffee I've tasted. Bland and cold. Also ordered tea which was cold and no taste. Not sure how this place has 5 locations.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

The staff was unfriendly and unable to accept a simple request regarding drink change. The bagels aren't the best.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

23 of Nov. 2019. Extreemly disgusting staff behavior. The girl at the bar was talking more than one minute to the guard or someone like that and was not doing her job. After the request of the guard not to interfere girl to make an...order, he began to shout obscenely and runed away to the street after I asked for a Customers Book. Absolut shame of the California Coffee Company in heart of Hungary..More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I were staying in the hotel next door, stayed there from 1st - 4th October. We visited California Coffee 3 x a day. Breakfast, tea and coffee before dinner and after dinner. We're happy with the coffee and tea and baguette we...had. The staff were friendly, always had a small chat with them, in particular the dark haired girl was more chatty (perhaps because her English was better than the others). That's why reading the other comments shocked us. They must have changed the whole staff and management in a short period... .. LoL! But we have nothing to complain about.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

We took a coffee break here and relax after spending time at the St. Stephens Bascilia. It was natural to stop here. As our legs needed some time to stretch. We ordered two pieces of cake, one apple pie and one white chocolate carrot cake....The apple pie tasted more of the canel, than off apple. Super-sweet was it too. The White Chocolate was very hard, but the rest of the cake was soft. It was sort of a carroty-spice-infused cake. It fitted well with the coffee, but was a struggle to get both the chocolate and the rest of cake with the spoon. Only when the chocolate got soggy, that it was done with ease. The warm-chocolate was flavourful, not the type which is just watered down powder. So thumbs up for that. This is a nice place to sit down after spending time around the city and the sights, but only for a quick bite and some sweet treats.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

Good coffee, free wifi, good choice of pastries, very clean restrooms, central location. Definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area.

Date of visit: September 2019
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California Coffee Company - Szent István tér is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4