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The Best Cozy Cafes in Budapest

December 6th, 2021

From underground alternatives to historic cafes from the Bell Époque, to cozy hangout places, there’s something for everyone at Budapest coffee shops. There’s no shortage of cafés in Budapest if you want to enjoy some caffeine during your stay. For coffee lovers looking for the best cafes in Hungary's capital, here are some cozy cafes in Budapest worth checking out!


Cafe Csiga

a full cafe with a guy playing guitar

Cafe Csiga/Facebook

This cafe is named after the Hungarian word for “snail”, so you can bet that you’ll find a slow and relaxing experience here. Take a time out from the hustle and bustle of Budapest life at this cozy cafe. Maybe you’ll catch one of their social justice motivated events, or maybe you’ll be able to enjoy one of their local art installations or live music. And come hungry--you can check their Facebook for updates on their filling weekly menu!


Blue Bird Roastery

a cafe with birdcage lamps

Denae McGaha/Ultimate Budapest

The name “Bluebird” may ring a bell--they have incredibly popular karaoke and private karaoke rooms over on Gozsdu Udvar--but did you know that they have their own roastery as well? As soon as you walk in you can tell that they take the bean seriously--you can even buy your own Bluebird blends to take home! Coffee in hand, you can grab the comfortable window seat with a view of the synagogue, or head into the cafe area to be surrounded by the colorful murals. And don’t forget to look at their menu if you’re feeling hungry!


The Goat Herder

two baristas smiling

The Goat Herder/Facebook

The Goat Herder has made a name for itself for its fresh juices, different coffee blends, and richly flavored baked goods. With just a handful of tables, this Budapest cafe is made for connection and community. So leave your laptop at home and snag one of the coveted seats for a cozy afternoon!



a clean cafe lobby

Brios Cafe/Facebook

If you go to Brios Cafe you can hit two birds with one stone. First of all, you can enjoy delicious coffee and baked goods. Second of all, you can take some time to explore one of Budapest’s most underrated neighborhoods, Jászai Mari Tér. In a way, Brios is a reflection of the neighborhood: tasteful and full of flavor. If you stop by Brios on the weekends, come early--its varied menu makes it a popular option for brunch!


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