Műterem Kávézó

Flaky almond croissants, fresh orange juice, and specialty coffee are just three of the reasons to visit this adorable café in the “Harlem of Budapest," a bit outside the city center in District 8. Kudos to the owner of Műterem Kávézó for walking the less trodden path and opening a specialty coffee shop in the slice of the city where no one has before. Rather than bringing a "downtown attitude" along with pour over coffee, Műterem feels open and welcoming to anyone. In fact, neighborhood residents can often be observed among the customers.

Once you're here, it's worth wandering the nearby streets to get a glimpse of the lives of less privileged Budapest residents (the neighborhood is very safe during the day). Local attractions include the impressive late-Baroque church, a former telephone exchange in a beautiful art nouveau building, Hungary's best high school, and a playfully eclectic residential building with a non-matching top floor that was added during communism.