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Central Kavehaz

87
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
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Excellent

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Top 1% in Budapest About the TripExpert Score

6 expert recommendations

14

Concierge

Originally opened in 1887, Café Central quickly became the center of the city's intellectual life, spawning important periodicals and literary movements.

17

DK Eyewitness

The Central holds a special place in locals’ hearts. It was one of the great literary cafés at the start of the 20th century, when Budapest was a city of 500 cafés.

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

A classic turn-of-the-20th-century gathering spot for Hungarian writers of the Nyugat (West) magazine, this coffeehouse has endured two wars and a communist closure. For 19th-century... Full review →

Don't miss the excellent cakes and pastries, on view in a glass display case.
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Frommer's 33

Coffeehouse culture is ingrained in Budapest history; this coffeehouse is one of the historic places where writers and artists gathered. Full review →

58

Let's Go

In addition to a variety of entrees, confectionaries and alcohol will lift whatever curse lies upon your soul, and the chill staff will convince you to, yes, be their guest. Full review →

10

Rough Guide Tick Star

In its heyday, the decades around World War I, this large coffee house was a popular venue in Budapest’s literary scene.

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