Kaffeine (Nagymező Street)

Kaffeine is unlikely to win any award for the most creatively named coffee shop chain, but if you need a caffeine jolt while exploring the pre-war palazzos and high-end boutiques of Budapest's Andrássy Avenue, this place won't disappoint (turn into Nagymező Street). You’ll find the usual specialty coffee repertoire — espressos, batch brews, handmade filter coffees.

You’re also here for the seriously tasty (and pricey) croissant selections. They arrive fresh from Freyja, a cult Hungarian bakery specializing in French pastries. When in doubt, try one stuffed with pistachios. Finally, a word to the wise: the outdoor seats attached to the window are perfect for people watching.

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