Budapest is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and full of coffee culture. However, since it is quite a big city it might be difficult to find that one perfect coffee shop to enjoy your breakfast or afternoon cup. We list 10 cafes that promise not to disappoint.
This trendy café has long been a meeting point for students, artists and locals. The cozy, vintage-looking interior sets a great atmosphere for friendly conversations accompanied by a good cup of coffee. The menu also offers a variety of burgers served with a generous portion of fries, one of the customers’ favorite being the duck breast burger. The staff in this café is known for being kind and attentive to customers.
Praga Coffee & Tea House, Baross Utca 8,Budapest, Hungary, +36 1 486 1937
Azték Choxolat is renowned for its homemade bonbons, specialty chocolates and all sorts of hot chocolate drinks. Their hot chocolates are known for being among the best in Budapest. Additionally, the café serves excellent coffee providing a choice between Robusta and Arabica blends. All the drinks, pastries and cakes are made on the premises. The café is cozy and homely, with big armchairs to sit next to the windows and a few little wooden tables outside.
Azték Choxolat, Karoly Krt. 22, Budapest, Hungary, +36 30 225 1883
Zenit Café is a coffee house located in the heart of Budapest’s former Jewish district. Their coffee is prepared from freshly roasted coffee beans and served in cute little glass cups. The cakes are delicious and beautifully decorated. Visitors can admire the beautiful Great Synagogue in front of the café while enjoying their hot drink. There’s a small menu of savory food too; try the Zenit toast and grilled Camembert.
Zenit Café, Dohany u. 1a by Great Synagogue, Budapest, Hungary, +36 1 308 5032
This little café situated in one of the lovely squares that characterize Budapest’s old town is well known by locals for making top-quality Italian coffee. They serve one of the best espressos in the country and also offer appetizing sweet pastries. For a more filling meal, try their fresh and tasty panini or piadinas, two italian specialties.
Piccolo Café, Jokai ter. 6, Budapest, Hungary, +36 70 773 21715 2153