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Central Cafe and Restaurant

) #13 of 160 Dessert in Budapest #167 of 2,816 Places to Eat in Budapest $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
Karolyi utca 9., Budapest 1053, Hungary
+36 1 266 2110
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  • Excellent46%
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Karolyi utca 9., Budapest 1053, Hungary
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1 - 10 of 623 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had brunch here on a friend's recommendation. Food and service were both good. Despite having brunch though we oils the resist the cake cabinet. The cakes themselves are works of art are a must if you are stopping here for any meal!

Thank Drchrispo
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Drchrispo! Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy to read that you enjoyed the breakfast and cakes in Central Cafe and Restaurant! We would be happy to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Just 400m from Vaci Utca and near the Hotel Erzsebet. Interior displays photos of previous clients(?) Outside is pure nostalgia of pavement wicker chairs and marble tables. A great place for drinks. cannot comment on the food as we only ate ice cream - one...More

Thank David S
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear David S! Thank you for your feedback! We were delighted that you have enjoyed live music. Ever since its opening in 1887, Central Café was the home of literature and cultural life, the biggest writers of the 20th century sat and wrote next to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, I'm still wondering did we vosit the same place (!) with the suggestions. There were only three tables with customers at 19:30 of a saturday night. We wondered why? Then, learnt. Cafe is decorated with wooden materials and leather. Everyone expect a...More

Thank 65Zafer
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 65Zafer! We want to apologize for the behavior of one of our employees. We are sorry you feel that way! Your feedback will help us ensure that this experience doesn't happen again and we would like to make things right. Best regards, Central Café&Restaurant...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to have hot chocolate after supper and googled it and one of the reviews lead to the Central Cafe. So we got our maps out and walked a bit to get there and that was the best decision ever! The home made hot...More

Thank albabrandt
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear albabrandt! We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed hot chocolate&cakes in Central Cafe and Restaurant 1887! Your comments will certainly encourage other readers to visit us! Looking forward to welcoming you soon again! Our restaurant a good decision for a lunch or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious diner on the terrace.. We enjoyed the live pianomusic and the friendly service! The restaurant has a beautifull ambiance

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Thank noorbruns
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear noorbruns! Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner! We hope to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Neaarby Elisabeth Bridge you will find one of Budapest`s historic coffee house well known for fine dining and tasty pastries. Established in 1999 in baroque building it Matches with the demands of the 21st century. Savoir vivre : breakfast varities, a la carte menues, cakes,...More

Thank Herbert B
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Herbert B! Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We were delighted that you have enjoyed the special atmosphere of our café, which was established in 1887, and the The Centrál Kávéház Ltd. was founded 1999...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best cafe I have been to so far in all my travels. Elegant, sophisticated and full of old world charm. You feel as if you were transported back to a time where manners and etiquette mattered more than ever. We...More

Thank Sacho L
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sacho L! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! We are very pleased to hear that your visit was such a nice experience for you! Looking forward to welcoming you soon again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant/coffee shop we've been frequenting for at least ten years. It has always been first class, elegant, sophisticated, with superb service. We did notice this time, dim lighting, few people at peak dinner times, an uncooperative waiter that would not cater to...More

Thank andorsworld
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear andorsworld! Thank you for your feedback! We want to first apologize for the misunderstood and inconveniences. We are happy to read that you have good memories of our wonderful café which celebrates its 130th anniversary this year, and we hope that on the whole...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always go to this café when visiting Budapest. This time there was live music - a cello and a violin. We had coffee and cakes and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Lamppu
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lamppu! Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy to read that you always visit us in Budapest! We hope you enjoyed our new coffee and desserts too. We would be happy to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Meat Omelette with breakfast. 3444 HuF gets you coffee, juice, bread, and your breakfast of choice. Excellent decor and service and a historical/culturally significant place.

Thank garykramlich
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear garykramlich! Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast! We hope to welcome you soon again!

Nearby
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
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Frank47369
How far from the Corinthia? Would like a place to be while we wait for our rooms after 9 am, thanks!
8 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:30
Monday
08:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:30
Thursday
08:30 - 23:30
Friday
08:30 - 23:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
Respecting the traditions and being open to novelty.

That describes Central Café the best. We are proud of our ancestors and we know the challenges of today. Rather than evoking the past we would like to revive the mentality that once made this place one of the intellectual centres of Budapest. And we want to achieve this with your help.

We can only provide the "scenery", the delicate ambience, the delicious meals, the delightful desserts or refreshing drinks, the atmosphere is created by you. All of you who visit us for a cup of coffee in the morning, for a lunch at noon, for a glass of wine before going to the theater, for a light dinner after it or perhaps participate in one of our events as creative audience.
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