Madal is a rightfully popular specialty coffee chain in Budapest. The company operates two additional locations in Budapest, and while the one near the Parliament building is bigger and has shorter wait times, this one, at Ferenciek tere, feels more intimate.

Madal makes a range of espresso-based and filter coffees, and also cold brews during the warmer months. Subject to the seasonal harvest schedules, the coffee beans are imported from countries like Ethiopia and Brazil. Madal then light-roasts the beans locally. If you get here before noon, chances are that they'll still have some of the flaky, whole-wheat croissants left. The inside, which features plenty of blond wood and motivational photos of Sri Chinmoy, the Indian spiritual leader who inspired Madal's moniker (Chinmoy's his nickname was Madal), usually fills up with foreign students and their laptops.

Being in the heart of downtown, Madal is easily accessible from almost everywhere in the city center.