Many Budapest baristas would tell you to drop by Tamp & Pull in District 9’s Czuczor Street if you’re serious about your coffee. This tiny operation, next to Corvinus University, was one of the first in Budapest to advance the cause of specialty coffee when it opened in 2012. A blackboard hung above the bar lists the key parameters of the coffee beans currently in use — varietal, processing method, farm name and altitude. On my most recent visit, they were from Brazil and Honduras.

You'll find the standard options with espresso-based drinks (cappuccino, cortado, latte), and filter coffees, both handmade and batch brews. Oat milk and rice milk are the available dairy alternatives, and there's also the usual repertoire of cakes and sandwiches.

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