WARMCUP Budapest

At the turn of the 20th century, Budapest’s Grand Boulevard was teeming with coffeehouses. They were the haunts of penniless artists from all walks of life, the center of social life, the place to discuss politics, romance, and missed rent payments, while nursing precious cups of coffee. Today, however, the area paints a gloomy picture—second-hand clothing stores and fluorescent-lit gyro joints swarm this once truly grand boulevard.

Perhaps WARMCUP will pioneer the area's coffee revival? Who knows. But if you’re around here, be sure to stop by for a cup of expertly prepared pour-over (made with a Hario V60 dripper), cold brew, espresso, hot chocolate, or matcha latte. WARMCUP shares a space, and many customers, with the ticketing area of Art+Cinema, an independent movie theater, meaning that most coffee drinkers here are culturally minded.