Fahéj is an adorable café and bar on a quite backstreet in Budapest's downtown. Fahéj eschews the trendy vibes and the tourist-targeting approach of other places in the neighborhood, relying instead on a loyal group of regulars, both young and old. Apart from the low-priced drinks, the highlight here is the two atmospheric, high-ceilinged rooms with wooden floors, bookshelves, and small round tables.

Fahéj works well for a casual weeknight drink, a date, or a heart-to-heart over a bottle of wine. Go for hot wine or rum & tea during the colder months, and draft beer by the outdoor tables in the al fresco season. Also, the grilled sandwiches are cheap and tasty. Cash only!

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