Flaky pecan croissants, fresh orange juice, 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 owners for walking the less trodden path and opening a coffee shop in a less privileged slice of the city. Rather than bringing a "downtown attitude" along with their pour-overs, Műterem welcomes everyone, in fact, there are many neighborhood residents among the customers.
Once here, it's worth wandering the nearby streets to get a glimpse of the lives of everyday Budapesters (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, Hungary's best high school, and a playfully eclectic residential building with a non-matching top floor that was added during communism.