Budapest’s Best Independent Coffee Shops

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Budapest has always been big on cafés and in the last couple of years the coffee scene has expanded with a number of new independent coffee shops brewing excellent java. If you are looking for creative alternatives to those ubiquitous chains, here are some of the best places to satisfy your caffeine craving.

Espresso Embassy

You'll find serious coffee skills at Espresso Embassy, with its pour over, siphon and cold drip options at the brew bar. Dedicated staff (champion baristas among them), beautifully executed coffee and a selection of baked goods make this café a roaring success. Try their espresso, cortado, flat white or café latte and you'll keep coming back. Add free WiFi and the posh design and you'll never want to leave.

Address: Arany János utca 15, Budapest 1051, District 5
Open: Monday - Friday: 7:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm
Espresso: HUF 400, Cappuccino: HUF 500

Tamp & Pull

It's no surprise Tamp & Pull is one of the best coffee shops in Budapest. Founder Attila Molnár, a barista champion himself, is focused on the output of a premium product. He serves three different Has Bean beans changing every month, roasted by British roast master Stephen Leighton. The espresso bar offers a variety of brewing methods for true coffee enthusiasts. Not only does Tamp & Pull make a perfect cup of coffee, they offer barista and brewing classes too.

Address: Czuczor utca 3, Budapest 1093, District 9
Open: Monday - Friday: 7 am to 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday: closed
Espresso: HUF 395, Cappuccino: HUF 495

My Little Melbourne

Inspired by a trip to Melbourne, this cozy little café in Madách tér has a passion for great coffee. My Little Melbourne is known for its advanced latte art and delicious espresso-based drinks. The brew bar offers syphon, chemex, aeropress or pour over methods. A variety of teas, freshly made juices, pastries, salads and sandwiches complement the excellent coffee.

Address: Madách Imre út 3, Budapest 1075, District 5
Open: Monday - Friday: 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9 am to 6 pm
Espresso: HUF 400, Cappuccino: HUF 500


Tucked away on Hollán Ernő Street, not far from the Parliament Building, lies Madal another coffee bar committed to serving excellent espresso and hand-brewed coffee. They exclusively source single-origin coffee from small roasteries. Try a bright and balanced coffee made by one of the skilled baristas, or one of the delicious in-house baked goods.

Address: Hollán Ernő utca 3, Budapest 1136, District 13
Open: Monday - Friday: 7:30 am to 8 pm, Saturday: 9:30 am to 6 pm, Sunday: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Espresso: HUF 395, Cappuccino: HUF 495


Probably the smallest coffee shop in town, Fekete is committed to fair-trade coffee and locally sourced ingredients, like farmer's milk from Etyek. Their delicious coffee is made with a La Marzocco machine. Take your beverage to go, or opt for some street-side seating and people watching.

Address: Múzeum krt. 5, Budapest 1053, District 5
Open: Monday - Friday: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Espresso: HUF 450, Cappuccino: HUF 600

For those looking for the city's traditional coffee-house feel, check out our Café Culture in Budapest post. 

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