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“Good service, good food, so I really don't see a reason to whine”

Central Cafe and Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 198 Dessert in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Hungarian, Cafe
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
Description: Respecting the traditions and being open to novelty. That describes Central Café the best. We are proud of our ancestors and we know the challenges of today. Rather than evoking the past we would like to revive the mentality that once made this place one of the intellectual centres of Budapest. And we want to achieve this with your help. We can only provide the "scenery", the delicate ambience, the delicious meals, the delightful desserts or refreshing drinks, the atmosphere is created by you. All of you who visit us for a cup of coffee in the morning, for a lunch at noon, for a glass of wine before going to the theater, for a light dinner after it or perhaps participate in one of our events as creative audience.
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Nice place, good piano player, open space - ideal, we thought, for a small dinner as we had a big lunch. And so it was - comfy seating, very polite and nice waiters, really good Kaffeehaus food (stuffed pancakes, Letscho and the like), a nice cake to finish - and all that at prices that not to call reasonable I would need to make an effort I would not be up to right now. ;-) In other words, it was nice, good, and cheap. A clear recommendation, and something of a no-brainer. Oh yeah, one might say that it's more touristy than not, but not in a bad way, and you know, tourists are always the others... :-)

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Mihály B, Manager at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2013

Dear Sir!
Thank you for your review! I am so glad that you enjoyed our coffees.

We hope to see you soon!

Best regards
Mihály Blaskó

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

My partner and I came here twice during our stay to have coffee and cake.

The cakes were simply divine and, had we had longer in Budapest, and elasticated waistbands, I think we could have quite possibly ended up working our way through the entire collection!

There was a gentleman playing the piano when we visited on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, which was nice.

We found the staff to be pretty rude and quite miserable. If you are willing to ignore this, great, if not, get the cake to take-away!

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Thank Su L
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Sebastien S, Director of Sales at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2013

Dear Madam!

According to your letter I would like to thank you your review. Specially thanks for your opinion about the service. We work hard to lift the standard up every day and this kind of opinions are very important for us.

We hope to see you soon!

Faithfully yours
Sebastien Samicskov

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Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Their capuccino was fantastic and together with the fresh squeezed orange juice this place made my day :) Great cakes as well.

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Thank Nickeluli
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Sebastien S, Director of Sales at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Dear Sir!
Thank you for your review! I am so glad that you enjoyed our coffees. I would like to thanks your opinion about the cakes and orange juice.

We hope to see you soon!

Best regards
Sebastien Samicskov

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Lovely and airy/old world like Cafe Central in Vienna which we had greatly enjoyed.Happened upon it for coffee/cakes in afternoon and came back for dinner. Very quiet as was January mid week so lacked atmosphere a bit because of that but waiter was very friendly and helpful regarding the history of the building and menu choices. Food very good and nice cakes/desserts.

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Thank JanandDavid
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Sebastien S, Director of Sales at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

Dear Madam!

I would prefer to thank you for your review and your nice words.

We hope to see you soon again!

Faithfully yours
Sebastien Samicskov

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We went twice to Café Central during our last stay in Budapest. The food is excellent and very cheap compared to other cafés, the staff is very considerate and competent and the overall atmosphere reminiscent of days bygone. The best place in Budapest to relax and breathe the city's flavour.

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Thank moulinmichel
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Sebastien S, Director of Sales at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

Dear Sir!

I would like to thank you for your nice words and review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our service and the quality of foods.

I hope that we will hear about you soon!

Best regards
Sebastien Samicskov

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