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 pour-overs 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 exposed brick walls. Following contemporary design trends, sleek concrete and blond wood finishes appear inside. The 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.