Budapest has no shortage of cafes oozing that good-old-day feeling. Some have been around for ages and haven’t changed a bit, and some newer ones try very hard to re-create the past. Check out these retro chic places for strong espresso served in glass cups, old-school decor, and classic Budapest coffeehouse charm.
Frankel Leó út 2/4, Budapest 1027
+36 1 212 3171
An oasis of real vintage coolness, this small neighbourhood bar near the foot of the Margit bridge has been a Buda fixture since the height of the Communist era. The interior retains its decades-long charm with red leather seating, crochet tablecloths, and faded checkerboard tiles. And the service remains efficient but decidedly rude. The retro character also extends to the menu offerings, from a simple range of coffees (either in glass cups or polka dot cups), beers and liquors to a handful of traditional nibbles (pogácsa, creamy cakes, frankfurters, and simple sandwiches) to go with them. This place has a loyal long-time clientele, and a patio which fills up on warm evenings with people coming for cheap beer and spritzers (fröccs).Comments