Magvető is a bookstore café located on a narrow side street in Budapest’s Jewish Quarter. It’s not so much their coffee, which is average at best, but the atmosphere that makes a visit here worthwhile. After all, who doesn’t like to be surrounded by walls of books? The place also features plenty of blond wood (made from compressed chips) that lends a cozy warmth to it. For the best experience, enjoy your drink from the elevated platform that overlooks the bookish crowd that likes to camp out here with their laptops. Wifi is free, lingering welcome.
All the books were published by Magvető, one of the main book publishers in Hungary and the operator of this café. Unfortunately they're available in Hungarian only (there’s a hallway in the back of the space that connects to the neighboring bookstore, Líra, which sells more English-language titles). Besides coffee and tea, snacks and local wines are also available.