The Goat Herder - Espresso Bar
What's this specialty coffee shop packed with foreign students doing in a sleepy, working class part of Budapest's District 7? This is the question that will likely pop into your head when you step inside The Goat Herder. The answer literally lies across the street in the form of the University of Veterinary Medicine, mainly attended by coffee-craving Western European students who don't think twice before ordering a pricey latte. Evidently, the owner of The Goat Herder is a savvy businessman for being the first to recognize this market opportunity so far from the city center.
Besides specialty coffee, there's also sandwiches, pastries, snacks, salads, and fresh fruit juices (no egg-based or other cooked breakfast food, though). The place's moniker pays homage to the Ethiopian goat herder from the 9th century, who is believed to have discovered coffee after seeing its stimulating effect on his goats.
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