At the turn of the 20th century, Budapest’s Grand Boulevard was teeming with coffeehouses. The coffeehouse was a home away from home for countless people, many of them artists, who went there to socialize and to work while nursing precious cups of coffee. But today, the Grand Boulevard paints a gloomy picture — second-hand clothing stores and overlit gyro joints swarm this once beautiful street.
Perhaps WARMCUP will pioneer the area's coffee revival? They're a specialty coffee shop sharing a space and many customers with the neighboring independent movie theater. Expertly prepared pour-overs (made with a Hario V60 dripper), cold brew, espresso, hot chocolate, and matcha latte are among the options here. Also, no one is going to kick you out if you'd like to linger for a bit.
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