Kontakt Budapest

Kontakt is a specialty coffee shop nestled inside a charming, cobble-stoned courtyard of a downtown building. With a radically minimalist interior, heavily-bearded staff, and customers glued to their smartphones, Kontakt could easily be mistaken for a hipster café in Brooklyn.

Kontakt has a strict no-sugar policy, which, in the case of their drip coffees, comes on top of a ban on milk: they believe it's without these additives that the rich and aromatic coffee flavors can fully speak for themselves. If you feel like geeking out, order a nitro brew (Kontakt is one of the few places in Budapest that serves it). It goes without saying that they use light-roasted coffee beans.

If you get hungry, try Szimply on the opposite side, a popular all-day-breakfast joint run by the same owners in a similarly fashionable vein. In case you need to wait for a table, pop in to Rododendron, a cute design store next door to Szimply.