#1: Kelet Café — $$$$$
Kelet is an all-purpose café and bar, and one of the reasons that new life is breathing into the neighborhood.
#2: Kontakt — $$$$$
The interior of Kontakt could be mistaken for a Brooklyn café, with new-wave specialty coffee, heavily bearded staff, and people busy typing away on their smartphones.
#3: STIKA Budapest — $$$$$
Many places have tried to emulate the “hip café” concept in Budapest. But STIKA, this pocket-sized space in District 7, is the first to get it exactly right.
#4: Madal Espresso & Brew — $$$$$
Madal serves outstanding new-wave coffee in the center of downtown and, hands down, it has one of the friendliest services you will find in the city.
#5: Espresso Embassy — $$$$$
New-wave coffee, fancy brewing equipment, and attractive Millennials typing away on their Macs at Espresso Embassy.
#6: Sarki fűszeres — $$$$$
Sarki Fűszeres is a closet-size, partially outdoor café along the upscale Pozsonyi út and one of the best kept secrets in Budapest.
#7: Printa — $$$$$
Printa was one of the first stores in Budapest that figured out that selling new-wave coffee alongside Hungarian designer products can be a winning combination.
#8: Fekete — $$$$$
The pre-war marble well in the courtyard is one of those Budapest surprises behind sooty facades, and definitely the place for your morning coffee at Fekete.
#9: My Little Melbourne — $$$$$
My Little Melbourne was one of the first cafés to bring A+ quality specialty coffee to Budapest, resulting in a cult following that still continues to surround it.
#10: The Goat Herder - Espresso Bar — $$$$$
What's this stylish café (The Goat Herder) full of foreign students doing in the sleepy outer part of District 7 inhabited mostly by working class locals?