Head to Lumen Café if you'd like to avoid the tourist-heavy streets of the Jewish Quarter but still get a cup of specialty coffee or craft beer in a hip neighborhood. With egg-based breakfast dishes, a full-service kitchen, and a sleek interior featuring plenty of greens, concrete, and wood, Lumen is more than your average neighborhood café. But it's the patrons students, artists, and local bohemians who give soul to the place.

Lumen's performance hall hosts daily live music concerts with some of the leading lights of Hungarian jazz, folk, and indie music. In the outdoor garden you might be witness to philosophical conversations fueled by alcohol. There are two Lumens a smaller location around the corner from here operates under the same name but this one, in Horánszky utca, is where most of the action is.

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