The Goat Herder (István utca)

What's a swanky specialty coffee shop packed with foreign students doing in a sleepy, working class part of Budapest's District 7? The answer literally lies across the street in the form of the University of Veterinary Medicine, which is 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 gaping market opportunity away 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. They opened another location in the city center.

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