Budapest – Bars and coffee shops

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.

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18 responses to “Budapest – Bars and coffee shops

  1. Oh my gosh, these places look AMAZING. I’m absolutely obsessed with coffee culture and, while I haven’t really contemplated heading to Budapest before, I think this would be the clincher for me πŸ™‚

    • haha I am gld you liked the post! I think you would love discovering Budapest hidden cafes and bars! They have amazing places πŸ˜€

  2. Glad you’re enjoying Budapest. Did you get to see the shoes cast on the banks of the Danube? Or the synagogue, and the fantastic willow tree sculpture out the back, or my favourite coffee shop/cake shop The Gerbau? These are few of my favourite things – the city has been transformed since we first went there 10 years ago.

    • Oh I was only there for a little more than a week πŸ™‚ I don’t think I got to that coffee shop, but judging by the quality of place I been too it must be pretty cool! I can imagine what ten years can make in a city like Budapest πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for reading πŸ™‚

  3. Nice pictures you have taken there! And these flattering comments on my city just made my day. So glad that people coming to Budapest have so many nice things to say about their experiences here.

    • Well I don’t exactly remember all their names, since hungarian is not exactly easy hahah but my favourite one was called Szimpla, and is the one on most of these pictres! Budapest is great and you should go there if you get the chance πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for reading πŸ™‚

  4. The ruin pubs are one of the best things about Budapest, though they have lost a lot of their underground character over the past couple of years. They used to have a really eccentric vibe and now they’ve gone somewhat mainstream and trendy. Still worth a visit, though. πŸ˜‰

    • I absolutely loved them! I could get a feel of their coming popularity, but they were still pretty amazing! I can only imagine them a few years ago when undergroung was not hip!
      Thank you for reading πŸ˜€

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