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Central Kavehaz

#14 of 145 Dessert in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
District V / Inner City
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Karolyi utca 9., Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 266 2110
08:30 - 23:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful service, food and wine. Made even better with the live musicians. Great evening had by all.

Thank neil-stuart
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

#The character of the cafe may be best exemplified by their humorous and informative self-published newspaper, which gave a history of the area as well as a great pastry recommendation. #Great old atmosphere, with a late 19th century look. #Nice outside seats in the summer Central Cafe自1887年開幕,經歷了布達佩斯咖啡文化最盛行的1910~1930年代,隨後在世界大戰中不敵戰爭衝擊而關門大吉,所幸這裡的桌椅、餐具、器皿都原封不動的保存下來,直到1999年再次開幕,又像什麼事都沒有一般重新回到世人面前。 位於商業中心的Central Cafe,一直以來以簡樸的裝潢、得宜的服務深受政商名流、文人雅士的喜愛,雖不若紐約咖啡館的高調奢華,卻有種曖曖內含光之感。 在地下室的廁所旁有個小小的區域展出當時的思想派雜誌《NYUGAT》的原稿,雜誌的編輯、工作人員都是Central Cafe的座上賓! #踏進中央咖啡館(Central Café),頓時彷彿進入了另一個時空。自1887年開業以來,矗立在多瑙河東岸的佩斯已有將近130年的歷史 #氣質低調裝潢擺設古樸典雅的百年老店 #大型燈飾垂吊於高挑的天花板,深褐色調質感厚重的地板、櫥櫃、與桌椅令人倍感暖和舒適。 #夏天的戶外座位很舒服 #可以看看桌上咖啡館自行發行的報紙,介紹附近區域的歷史和推薦的烘培店 #當地客人居多,保有19世紀晚期裝潢氛圍 #服務生的穿著整齊又有型,談不上親切但都還算有禮貌有微笑

Thank TotoKuo
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were tired and need a pause. But this cafe was a real disappointment. From the outside it looks amazing, but it isn't. The price of the pastries and the overall price level of the cafe was very expensive, and the staff was arrogant and not nice however.

Thank AnetaSmile
Kiev, Ukraine
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered 7 different types of bakery and cakes for takeaway - all are superb! My favorite is Sacher cake

Thank Maksym_13
Budapest, Hungary
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2,029 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical restaurant for tourists, who doesn't know what is the real hUngarian kitchen. The prices are very high, the service is not the best.

Thank 545medva
Tbilisi, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ever in Budapest do not miss your chance to visit this beautiful place, located just in the city center and easy to be reached by underground. To begin with the interior, it is simply flawless and done with a great taste, making it a high-class place to be. I went there with my husband for a dessert... More 

Thank Tamar G
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting to take time out. The place has loads of history and considering it attracts lots of tourists the prices are not ridiculous. If you are a hot chocolate lover then you will be in heaven, they make their own and Cadburys it isn't! Have one with a cheeky shot of brandy on a cold day!

Thank Bertwoodie
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the late afternoon on a Wednesday and The Central was not busy. Before you go, you must take a few minutes to read up on its history. Then go and sit, and absorb its elegant interior with a fabulous hot chocolate or glass of wine.

Thank Boney M
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without doubt, my favourite cafe in Budapest! As a historian, I went to the New York and the Muvesz too as these were turn of the century romantic establishments too, but for me the Central had the best atmosphere and the cakes were simply great, cheap by comparison at £2-3 to the £6 upwards charged by the New York. There... More 

Thank James S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting and decor, food is massively overpriced for average fare (£19 for an omelette and yoghurt with musli with some day old chopped up apple).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cafe, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karolyi utca 9., Budapest 1053, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 266 2110

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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