Fahéj is a charming café and bar located on a quite backstreet in Budapest's downtown. Fahéj eschews the overly trendy vibes and tourist-oriented approach of many places in the neighborhood, relying instead on a loyal group of regulars, both young and old. This they do by serving cheap drinks inside an atmospheric space that consists of two high-ceilinged rooms complete with wood flooring, bookshelves, archived newspaper cutouts on the walls, and small round tables surrounded by Thonet chairs, all of which lend the space a cute, intellectual feel.
Fahéj is an ideal place for a casual weeknight drink. It also works well for a date night or a heart-to-heart over a bottle of wine in the quiter room in the back. Go for hot wine or rum & tea during the winter, and draft beer by the outdoor tables in the more sensibly seasoned months. Cash only!