Cube Coffee Bar

Unlike the city center, the outer part of District 6, beyond the Grand Boulevard, isn't swarming with specialty coffee shops. In fact, Cube, a hip café occupying a hole in the wall, is a lonely warrior in the neighborhood, pushing the boundaries of new-wave coffee one batch brew at a time.

The options span the whole range, with both espresso-based (cappuccino, cortado, flat white) and filter coffees (V60, cold brew). There's also food — croissants, wraps, salads, cakes — and on Sunday mornings they serve a pre-fix brunch until 2 p.m. The interior decorated with exposed bricks, subway tiles, and Edison light bulbs isn't revolutionary, but I was glad they retained the original terrazzo floor. These gray-and-white square tiles used to be ubiquitous across Budapest but now they're fast disappearing.

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