One of the things I loved most about Budapest was its coffee culture.
Here in Portugal we have a huge coffee culture, but widely different from the one in Budapest.
We, in Portugal, drink an espresso two or three times a day – and usually go to the same place everyday.
There are, of course, exceptions to the rule. But the first Starbucks only opened a couple of years ago.
The way we drink beer, is also a little bit different.
Here beer is associated with warm sunny days. Freshly served in a 20 cl glass. Snacks joining it are welcome.
We also drink beer when we go out. Or with a meal. We enjoy beer – but we tend to drink it, like our coffee, at the usual place.
The Hungarians, or at least the one living in Budapest have a different approach to their coffee and beer drinking.
All the coffee shops and bars I went to, were so cool. And cool is in fact the only word that beings to describe them. They were all a little bit underground and very hip. Of course I had a couple of great guides to show me around. And was fortunate enough to have them discover all this amazing spots I would otherwise miss.
I honestly think this was my favourite part of the city.
I obviously took a lot of pictures.