Blue Bird Cafe & Roastery (Rumbach Str.)

Never mind the uncanny resemblance to Blue Bottle Coffee, the pioneering California-based specialty coffee company, Blue Bird is one of Hungary’s leading coffee roasters and specialty coffee shops. It's located inside Budapest's hopping and increasingly tourist-heavy Jewish Quarter.

Blue Bird’s extensive filter coffee options would make most coffee shops look like mere beginners: you can order everything from a V60 to Chemex, Aeropress, Frenchpress, Siphon, and cold brew. The premium-quality Arabica coffee beans are sourced from nine countries, and available in packaged form too. If you'd like some alcohol to go with your caffeine, try "Sasha's choice," the cold brew-infused bottled beer that Blue Bird developed with Horizont, a leading local craft beer producer (€3).

Nota bene: across the street from Blue Bird stands an impressive synagogue that was designed in 1872 by the famed Austrian architect, Otto Wagner.