Many Budapest baristas would recommend that 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.

To demonstrate just how seriously they take coffee, look at the blackboard hung above the bar and listing the key parameters of the beans used currently — varietal, production method, farm name and its altitude. On my most recent visit, they came from Brazil and Honduras.

There’s espresso based drinks (cappuccino, cortado, latte) and filter coffees, both handmade and batch brews. Oat milk and rice milk are available for those who prefer alternatives to dairy, as well as the usual repertoire of cakes and sandwiches.

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