Updated: September 13, 2020
Hey, my coffee lover friend! Cannot imagine your day without your daily coffee and don’t want to skip your coffee during travelling? Totally get you! Are you coming to Budapest and want to know where to drink the best specialty coffee? Don’t stop reading 😉
Discovering a new city and culture also includes drinking like a local, not only Hungarian pálinka and wine but coffee as well. In Budapest, you can find many cute coffee shops with a unique atmosphere serving quality coffee. It’s super hard to choose the best from these fantastic cafés, so I collected 10 coffee shops you need to try in Budapest (and more are coming soon). Read my specialty coffee guide to Budapest.
Let’s dive into this specialty coffee guide to Budapest, Hungary
The address, prices and opening times are also included in the post. Still, it can change anytime, especially the opening time, so check it on their sites to not miss your dreamy coffee.
Fekete means black, so you can have good quality black coffee as well as other shades. Every shade and type of coffee is super tasty here. A basic cappuccino or flat white is just as wonderful as the special ones like espresso tonic or cold brew. They also offer delicious cakes and breakfast options.
The coffee shop can be reached from a courtyard, where seats are waiting for you to enjoy your chosen drink in the warm season. During winter, the cosy indoor area is there for you, just order at the bar and take a seat.
Fekete can be crowded at the weekends, especially in the morning, but it’s worth waiting!
- Flat white – 850 HUF
- Espresso tonic – 900 HUF
Address: 1053 Budapest, Múzeum str. 5.
Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 8:30 am – 7 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Kontakt coffee is situated in a silent courtyard between Deák Ferenc square and Astoria. In the 20th century, this courtyard functioned as a bazaar with the surrounded small stores. The small shops remained, just the functions changed.
In the minimal space of Kontakt, you’ll get delicious coffee! They sell real coffee for real coffee lovers. If you want to order Americano, don’t go there. And don’t ask for sugar, specialty coffee doesn’t need sugar.
- Cappuccino – 700 HUF
Website: Kontakt coffee
Address: 1052 Budapest, Károly str. 22., Röser yard is accessible from Károly and Semmelweis streets too
Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday: closed
My Little Melbourne
Budapest’s first specialty coffee shop was established in 2012, and it’s still one of the bests!!! Yep, I’m talking about My Little Melbourne!
The baristas will prepare you super tasty filter coffee, also special ones like espresso tonic or cold brew. Cold brew is available also for takeaway. You can enjoy your coffee upstairs and downstairs, surrounded by wooden surfaces, simple interior design and design products. Or take a seat outside and have fun with the other coffee lovers.
If you need more energy, pastries, croissants, cakes, and juices are also on the menu 🙂
- Flat white – 850 HUF
- Cold brew for taking away – 1250 HUF
Website: My Little Melbourne
Address: 1075 Budapest, Madách Imre str. 3.
Opening time: Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 6 pm, Friday – Sunday: 8 am – 6 pm
Budapest Baristas is situated between Astoria and Kálvin square. If you don’t care about the traffic, only about your yummy coffee, sit outside on the green chairs and enjoy your drink. If you need some silence, have a seat inside and watch the busy Károly street through the window. I’m sure you’ll find a free table thanks to the extra tables on the gallery.
Besides quality coffee, they offer a breakfast menu with healthy and not so healthy, vegan, fruity, sweet and salty options.
- Batch brew – 690 HUF
- Flat white – 880 HUF
Facebook: Budapest Baristas
Address: 1053 Budapest, Múzeum str. 15.
Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm
This is the place where I’ve heard most often, “The best coffee is served here in Budapest”. Almost true… one of the best coffee is served there. The other bests are in this blog post 😉 and in this other one 😉 Anyway, it’s a pleasure to be there! The plants, design lamps, wooden surfaces provide cosy and contemporary space at the same time. And tasty specialty coffee is brewed by the friendly hipster baristas. You can enjoy it with salty and sweet pastries, cakes and juices.
- Flat white – 850 HUF
Website: Espresso Embassy
Address: 1051 Budapest, Arany Jánis str. 15.
Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
“Good coffee, good karma”
Good coffee is provided by talented baristas, and good karma by the cosy atmosphere. All three locations (see the addresses below) are peaceful and harmonious. Choose from warm or iced coffees (or teas), you’ll find your favourite. Aaaaand if you need more, have a vegan cake or snack.
- Flat white – 850 HUF
Website: Madal Cafe
- 1053 Budapest, Ferenciek square 3. (on the photos)
- 1054 Budapest, Alkotmány str. 4.
- 1136 Budapest, Hollán Ernő str. 3.
Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
London Coffee Society
London Coffee Society is located in a narrow street in the centre, just look for the big coffee signboard. The place isn’t so big, if it looks full from outside, just go in because it has a small gallery so there might be some free places.
Order at the bar and the friendly and professional staff will bring your delicious coffee to the table. I highly recommend checking the breakfast menu, which is full of avocados and other options. Check my previous post for the best avocado toasts.
- Flat white – 700 HUF
Facebook: London Coffee Society
Address: 1074 Budapest, Dohány str. 27.
Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
My Green Cup
My Green Cup is part of the My Little Melbourne family, and not surprisingly, they also serve excellent specialty coffee. Here as well, you can find sandwiches and healthy cakes.
Its interior design is so adorable and stylish with green lamps, green coffee machine, green chairs, green plants and green signs. Aaaaand some type of coffee also comes in green cup 😉
- Flat white – 800 HUF
- Cappuccino – 690 HUF
Facebook: My Green Cup
Address: 1137 Budapest, Pozsonyi str. 15.
Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Ébresztő – Closed
Ébresztő is a cute little café (3 tables + a bar) with tropical prints, blush pink wall, stylish cement tiles and specialty coffees on the shelves and behind the counter, where the magic happens… I mean, where they brew quality coffee for you. Don’t forget to look at the tasty pastry and the healthy chia puddings selection and the other menu with super tasty avocado toast. Prices: Batch brew – 650 HUF Flat white – 800 HUF Website: Ébresztő Instagram: @ebreszto Address: 1137 Budapest, Jászai Mari square 4/B. Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Kelet Café is the only one in this post from the Buda side. Relax, Buda also has other great coffee shops. I choose this one because of its cosy living room mood and the coffee, of course.
Inside the coffee shop, the shelves on the wall are full of books, so you might have that feeling like you’re in a library or at home (if you have a room full of books…).
Order your coffee (and breakfast, cakes or something else from the menu) at your table, and at the end pay at the bar.
- Cappuccino – 650 HUF
Facebook: Kelet Café
Address: 1115 Budapest, Bartók Béla str. 29.
Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 11 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 11 pm
Sooooo which one was your preferred one? I couldn’t choose my favourite of these cafés. The coffee and the mood is so wonderful everywhere, so I just to return to each one and also discover new ones 😉
Leave a comment below and tell me your opinion.
For more Budapest specialty coffee and foodie content, check out these blog posts:
- 10 must-visit stylish specialty coffee shops in Budapest, Hungary
- Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places close to the Parliament
- Budapest’s best Hungarian restaurants, eat like a local
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