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Book Cafe

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Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36 1 461 5835
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Memorable setting. Good service, great cakes. Don't feel intimidated by the ambiance it's really laid back and a lovely way to enjoy some of Budapests finest cakes. Would recommend

1 Thank Solentguy
Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Well, this has to count as one of the very few occasions where tripadvisor reviews led us astray. It really has only one thing going for it, and that's the decorative ceiling. The coffee is average, so if you want to check out a chain bookstore, get out of the heat, and check out the decor, then fine. But, whatever... More 

Thank James J
Raindrop2015, Owner at Book Cafe, responded to this review

pardon us for what may seem a silly question, but are you sure you are speaking about our particular bookshop cafe? as we have no decorative ceiling, nor scones of any sort, and we are certainly not a chain store, and we don't have overpriced tasteless cakes. it almost sounds like you are speaking about a different place, probably the... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

This cafe is more or less hidden in the second floor of a bookstore, and yet so far is the best coffe shop we've experienced in Budapest. Entering the room we were greeted with live piano music and an absolutely amazing decor. The staff was friendly and effective, making us feel welcome, and the food was excelent. We tried a... More 

2 Thank Nuno O
Toronto, Canada
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232 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

A stunningly beautiful room makes this place worth a visit. Service is good, but the cakes in general weren't up to the prices and ambience. Note that you can just walk and have a look, take a few photos and leave -- people were doing that all the time.

Thank buffytvs488
Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

A little pricey but worth it for the amazing ambience. Service was excellent. We had coffee and cakes. They were very good. Free wifi and even a few plugs to use! A lovely tourist stop.

1 Thank gr8fulmom
Bonn, Germany
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

This is a Must for those who want more than partying. This place provides you with a grasp of the atmosphere 100 years back. Relax & enjoy the calm, but attentive service provided by waiters who could have just stepped down from a theatre stage to you table.. Drinks are plenty and full of creative mood, coffee & tea excellent,... More 

1 Thank franksalis
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The cafe is absolutely beautiful. The staff wasn't super friendly, and the prices are high, but it's worth it just to be inside this beautiful building

Thank Roman A
Penang Island, Malaysia
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

It is located at the upper floor of Alexandra bookstore. You would be amazed by the first sight from the escalator. The staffs were attentive and friendly. A young waiter served us nicely and recommended a Hungarian breakfast meal, Korozott friss bagettel es friss zoldsegekkel, tasty. We also ordered a Salmon Scone, in which the scones were very filing. The... More 

1 Thank Se7enYG
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A wonderful cafè hidden upon a library. Good cakes for relatevely cheap prices( 700-900 ft ). It's very richly decoreted and exquisite atmosphere, on my opinion perfect for a romantic occasion.

1 Thank Andrea P
Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Just a few minutes up Andrassy Ut from the Opera house but on the opposite side you will find the Alexandra book shop. When you ride the escalator up to the first floor you enter a jewel-box interior that makes you fell like you've just stepped into a Burne Jones painting. Two enormous chandeliers reflected in almost floor to ceiling... More 

1 Thank GrantEd256

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 461 5835

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?