Kontakt Budapest

Kontakt is a specialty coffee shop nestled inside the cobblestoned courtyard of a pre-war downtown building. With a radically minimalist interior, heavily-bearded staff, and customers glued to their smartphones, Kontakt delivers the expected craft coffee ambiance. They have a strict no-sugar policy, which, in the case of their drip coffees, comes in addition to a ban on milk, believing it's without these additives that the rich and aromatic coffee flavors can fully speak for themselves. Coffee geeks can order a nitro brew (Kontakt is one of the few places in Budapest that serves it).

If you'd like a bite to eat, try Szimply next door, a popular breakfast joint run by the same owners in similar fashion. And in case you need to wait for a table, pop into Rododendron, a cute design store across the courtyard.

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