The Goat Herder - Espresso Bar

What's this trendy specialty coffee shop packed with foreign students doing in the sleepy, working class outer District 7 of Budapest? This is the question that will likely pop into your head as soon as you step inside The Goat Herder. The answer literally lies across the street, in the form of the University of Veterinary Medicine, attended by plenty of coffee-craving Western European students who don't think twice before ordering a pricey latte. Evidently, The Goat Herder's owner is a savvy businessman for recognizing this market opportunity far from the city center.

Besides specialty coffee, they also serve sandwiches, pastries, snacks, salads, and fresh fruit juices all day (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.