The 5 best places for a good cup of coffee in Budapest

1) Espresso Embassy

This hip cafe offers high-quality coffee, made from Has Bean beans by award-winning baristas operating La Marzocco machines. The interior features bare brick walls and designer lamps made out of gas pipes. Popular among locals who come here to work on their MacBooks. Obviously they love what they are served.

interior of Espresso Embassy coffee bar

2) Madal Espresso & Brew Bar

This big cafe near the parliament building opened in 2017. Apart from great coffee, they strive to offer a peaceful retreat in the urban jungle. The name comes from the peace philosopher Sri Chinmoy (1931– 2007), whom the owners feel inspired by – ‘Madal’ was his nickname as a child. Light, wood-based furniture, pasta-based food at lunchtime.

people seated outside Madal bar

V. Alkotmány utca 4.

+36 70 270 2559

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3) Double Shot

‘We don’t like bad coffee, that’s why we opened’, says the inscription on the door. This tiny shop with an upstairs seating area opens at 7 in the morning. It’s also a good place for breakfast. A coffee shop with a very complex personality.

Lunch and coffee at Double shot

XIII. Pozsonyi út 16.

+36 70 249 2665

4) My Little Melbourne

These tiny twin shops are the result of barista experience brought from Melbourne to Budapest. One shop offers machine-made coffee, the other one filter coffee. They also import and roast coffee beans and they train baristas. All in all: they are crusaders for better coffee in Budapest. Apart from coffee, they serve tea, juices, cakes and sandwiches.

window of My Little Melbourne

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