If you walk around Budapest's Jewish Quarter, it can feel as if pricey cold brews lurk behind every tourist-trafficked corner. But just a few blocks away, the Palace Quarter in District 8 is still less infiltrated with specialty coffee shops (and tourists). Apricot Coffee is located near some of the most charming, estate-filled streets of Budapest—if you're in the neighborhood, it's worth ambling through Horánszky, Reviczky, and Ötpacsirta streets, and the area behind the National Museum for some architectural eye candy.
Apricot is a tiny but inviting space, specializing in espresso-based drinks—cortado, flat white, cappuccino, latte—and filter coffees (V60, Aeropress, cold brews). Apart from coffee, there’s also a wonderful cherry-and-pistachio cake, morning pastries, and tasty grilled sandwiches, with a tomato-and-mozzarella, salami-and-cheese, and figs-and-goat-cheese filling (€3). Many of the customers consist of students from the nearby colleges.