Massolit Books & Café in Budapest

Massolit is a snug hideaway within Budapest's old Jewish Quarter, marrying an English-language bookstore with a café. Fortified with pricey caffeine, it's easy to spend hours in one of the nooks and crannies accompanied by a page-turner. That is, if you manage to find an open seat, which is rare during peak hours because tourists and international students tend to mob Massolit most of the time.

If you need some peace and quiet, check the rear room, or the outdoor patio during the warmer months. The book selections are limited, but some Hungarian classics are available in English translations.

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