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“Go for the location”
Review of Book Cafe

Book Cafe
Ranked #7 of 161 Dessert in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Crawley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Go for the location”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Been here before with my friend and I wanted to show this beautiful place to my husband. He loved it too. Look up and around admiring the painted ceilings and try one of the desserts. I had a great cup of tea and the coffee was excellent too. Hope to go back again taking someone who has not been there before as I think this place a little treasure, a must see one.

  • Visited November 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

When i got in there the whole café was full of people but somehow we managed to find an available table. I had an expresso n a chocolate cake. The coffee was ordinary, but the cake was very tasty(but i couldnt finish it cuz it was too much for a girl like me who eats not much). It was like having a coffee in a beautiful palace n the waiters were so nice.

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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Cafe”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile


Wow what a lovely surprise we got when we visited this book store.
We took the escalator to the first floor to be greeted by a lovely spacious Cafe that is decadent in design. Beautifully painted ceilings, lovely comfortable
sofas & chairs with a chandelier & a talented pianist playing by the window.
We spent a lovely 2 hours here enjoying the ambience, music, food, champagne, tea & delicious cakes.
I only wish every city had such a lovely cafe within a great book store.
So easy to find as it is about two blocks to the left of the Opera House on the opposite
side of the road.
Don't miss this!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank ChampagneQueen1963
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Vienna, Austria
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Feel like a King!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a place you should not miss when in Budapest: The Lotz Room, aka Alexandra Book Cafe has an incredible setting.
It is full of gold ornaments and gives you the feeling of a King.
The food though is only medíum, but the coffee deserves an A1; also the staff is very friendly and really fast.
The history of the place speaks for itself - so go there!
Choose one of the Chesterfield chairs - very soft and comfortabel - close to the wall and the mirrors, that make the former casino even look bigger!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Reinhard K
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful room, lovely place to stop for a coffee”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We popped in here for a coffee and cake, lovely and relaxing, man playing the piano, very grand room, reasonable prices and no issues with the staff, would return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank anon_welsh
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