Best cafes in Budapest

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Coffee house culture and hipster spots in Budapest

What would a city break be without stopping for coffee in nice cafés? It’s a difficult choice in Budapest, as this city on the Danube is full to the brim with inviting places. From cool hipster spots to cafés that maintain the traditional coffee house culture. We’ll reveal where you can find the best coffee in Budapest.

Best cafes in Budapest: Our top 5

#1 Centrál Coffee House

Centrál Coffee House is one of the best cafés in Budapest. This coffee house, steeped in tradition, even looks great from the outside. Upon entering its hallowed halls, you feel as though you’ve travelled back in time to the dazzling 1920s. In the display case, there’s an enticing selection of delicious cakes, fine macaroons and indulgent desserts. Centrál Coffee House is definitely a top recommendation for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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#2 Massolit Books & Café

A real hidden gem for outstanding coffee is Massolit, originating from Krakow. In this cosy book shop, you’ll find comfy seating areas for browsing – be sure to take a look at the ‘Secret Garden’ too. Our pick for hot days: a refreshing iced coffee.

Best cafes in Budapest

#3 The Ruszwurm

Near the fairytale Fisherman’s Bastion lies one of the oldest cafés in the city. A throwback to the early 20th century, when artists and writers would meet in coffee houses. At that time, there were around 500 such places in Budapest. In the small, traditional Ruszwurm, you can indulge in heavenly confectionery. During the summer, the terrace provides a relaxed open-air space.

Best cafes in Budapest

#4 My Little Melbourne

‘Coffee and Brew Bar’ is the hipster café right next to the Budapest Eye. You can enjoy speciality coffee, featuring flawless latte art, and delicious cakes in a relaxed atmosphere.

Best cafes in Budapest

#5 Madal Café

A place to relax, which is also extremely popular with locals. So popular, in fact, that it can be found in three locations in Budapest city center. We order fluffy croissants to go with our flat white. And who knows, maybe we’ll register for barista training – the perfect activity for rainy days in Budapest.

Best cafes in Budapest

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