Flaky croissants studded with pecans, fresh OJ, and specialty coffee are just three of the reasons to visit Műterem Kávézó, an adorable café a bit outside the city center in District 8. Kudos to the owner for opening a roastery and coffee shop in a less privileged slice of Budapest. Rather than bringing a "downtown attitude" along with the pour-overs, Műterem is an all-welcoming space attracting neighborhood residents with reasonable price points.
Once here, it's worth wandering the nearby streets to glimpse the streets of everyday Budapest (the neighborhood is very safe during the day). Local attractions include an impressive late-Baroque church, a former telephone exchange in a beautiful Art Nouveau building (the five-star Kozmo Hotel today), Hungary's top high school, and a playfully eclectic residential building with a non-matching top floor added during the Communist-era.