Massolit Books & Café in Budapest

Massolit is a cute hideaway in 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 with a page-turner. That is, if you manage to find an open seat, which is rare during peak hours because international students from the Central European University tend to swam Massolit.

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