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 a Hungarian coffee roaster and specialty coffee shop inside Budapest's tourist-heavy Jewish Quarter, opposite the 1872 synagogue designed by the famous Austrian architect, Otto Wagner.

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 top-quality Arabica beans are sourced from nine countries, and you can buy them in packaged form, too. If you'd like some alcohol to go with your caffeine, try "Sasha's choice," a cold brew-infused bottled beer (€3), the result of a collaboration between Blue Bird and Horizont, a leading local craft brewery.