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The Goat Herder - Espresso Bar

Istvan utca 5, Budapest 1078, Hungary
+36 30 880 2365
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wraps” (41 reviews)
“prosciutto” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.All hours
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Istvan utca 5, Budapest 1078, Hungary
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady was extremely nice, but they didn't open puntually, my latte was cold and very small. We ordered also croissants, in which the ingredients were not fresh. Nice place, but not worth such high grades.

Thank Wiktoria P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good cup of coffee (soy milk available for cappuccino) with my mum here. Also I had a vegan wrap which was pretty good and put into the toaster. The place is quite small, with 3 tables en some space to sit next to...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very busy little place, for a good reason! The cappuccino was superb, lovely and smooth. A member of staff recommended some food for us to try, so we shared a vegan Mexican soup and a falafel wrap, oh boy were they delicious! The quality...More

1  Thank Eleanor P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we entered it was packed with primarily students. There is very little space but someone who was just finishing offered us there space. We had cappuccino, and the most lovely english breakfast sandwiches. Everything appears to be homemade hence the quality.

Thank Tanglewild
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food & drink, we had the wraps and homemade lemonade. Cool, chilled environment, would definitely come here again.

Thank amyboulden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked in for a coffee and some of the very appealing delicacies and was blown away by the quality and taste of the food and coffee. Firstly the coffee was of an incredible standard. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend some...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Selling croissant that you have just purchased a random grocery deserves death penalty. Very disappointing. Otherwise their coffee was ok.More

Thank vincent94550
Dave_Coz, Owner at The Goat Herder - Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Are you kidding? Your comments are false, insulting and threatening. I am personally shocked by how rude this is. Our croissants are baked onsite every morning. We have never and would never buy our croissants from Tesco or any other grocery store. Your taste is...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The coffee was decent and the cookies fresh and tasty. The menu is limited to wraps and sandwiches.Music was a little loud and seating is very limited. I did not notice that there were places to charge a laptop and the place did not seem...More

Thank Bernie P
Dave_Coz, Owner at The Goat Herder - Espresso Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. On our menu we also have homemade soup, Bircher muesli, fruit salad, banana bread and cakes. We are not the biggest café in town, however our aim is to provide a comfortable, cosy and sociable space for people to enjoy a...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The banana bread is a total winner, very Australian coffee menu, and the hummus wrap was advertised vegan and was very tasty. Some of the best service I've had in Budapest too.

Thank Anastaszia W
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast and coffee. Such friendly staff and good coffee and food we went back the next day! Also good value for money.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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Questions & Answers
14 April 2017|
Response from Dave_Coz | Property representative |
Visa card from next week. Euros yes.
14 April 2017|
Response from Dave_Coz | Property representative |
Hi, we don't make the traditional cooked "English breakfast". Instead our breakfast options include the following homemade food: Bircher muesli, filled croissants (prosciutto & cheddar or tomato & cheddar - with rucola and... More
2 April 2017|
Response from Dave_Coz | Property representative |
Thank you. We think that this review is fraudulent, and have asked TripAdvisor to remove it. Thanks for your support :) We really care about offering the best possible customer service to everyone that steps inside The Goat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istvan utca 5, Budapest 1078, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 30 880 2365
  • E-mail
Offering a simple and delicious menu, some seriously good coffee and a friendly team - all served in a trendy setting. Inspired by the coffee scene in Australia, The Goat Herder brings the same relaxed urban vibe to Budapest - serving up the perfect combination of speciality coffee, tasty food, fresh juices, funky sounds and fun conversation.
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