Centrál Kávéház - Central Coffehouse: "Paris Without The Attitude" Budapest Restaurant Tip by johngayton

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by johngayton

This is a "Grande Cafe", hundreds of seats over two floors. Stunning interior, ambience par excellence, bow-tied waiting staff AND they actually smile when serving. If you just go in for a coffee or a full meal it all seems very laid back, nothing is a problem. The toilets are immaculate which is not necessarily always the case in such places.

I only had one lunch there but it did stand out in my mind as exceptional.

Do visit the website, the musical accompaniement is pretty cool, though at the time of writing the English option was still under construction.

Favorite Dish: I had the Hungarian stuffed pancakes with a paprika cream sauce as a starter, which were delish, followed by another starter - the goose liver salad, perfectly cooked slices of rich liver on a well dressed salad base. Plenty of delicous bread and toast, washed down with a korso of beer and all for about Ł10 gbp - the bill in forints was 3910 including service.

Address: 1053 Budapest, Karolyi Mihaly utca 9.
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Near Ferenciek tere (metro M3, buses 5 7 7express 7A 8 15 78 112 173express).
Phone: +36 1 266 21 10
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Coffeehouse
Website: http://www.centralkavehaz.hu

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2005
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