Espresso Embassy Budapest

Espresso Embassy is a paradise on earth for specialty coffee fans in Budapest. This lively, downtown café inside the city's financial district makes hand pourovers with a Hario V60, espresso-based drinks with a fancy Victoria Arduino machine, and a range of tasty cakes from organic ingredients you've likely never heard of.

Espresso Embassy occupies a repurposed neoclassical building - see the landmark plaque on the facade - featuring a vaulted ceiling and thick, exposed brick walls. Following contemporary design trends, sleek concrete and blond wood finishes appear inside. Espresso Embassy's customers are a combination of yuppie bankers, and discerning grad students from the nearby Central European University, who can often be observed tirelessly typing away on their MacBooks for hours on end.