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Central Cafe and Restaurant

) #14 of 161 Dessert in Budapest #174 of 2,855 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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  • Average10%
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“cakes” (139 reviews)
“opera cake” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Karolyi utca 9., Budapest 1053, Hungary
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1 - 10 of 633 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our Hungarian host brought us here in response to our specific request to get away from the tourist spots along the busy pedestrian mall. Clearly a cafe by day, in the evening it transitions to a fine restaurant with creative and delicious food options. This...More

Thank KC R
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear KC R! We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit and also the food in Central Café! We hope to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Cafe' Central for early dinner. It's a charming, historical literary cafe' in the city center which will make you feel back in time. Beautiful location, great service for local standards, good food. Downsides: portions are not particular big and prices are...More

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

Dear Serena G! Thank you for visiting Central Café&Restaurant 1887! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the atmosphere of Central Cafe and your early dinner. We would be happy to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying close and it was early morning so we stopped in for coffee and a roll. Perhaps it was a language issue but we were given a menu with a fixed price breakfast and no coffee and roll options. We are Americans but...More

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

Dear Jan C! We want to apologize for the misunderstood. I've forwarded your feedback to my colleagues. It will help us ensure that this experience doesn't happen again and we would like to make things right. Of course we have a Coffee menu and you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

order the zachen cack and anjuy the view its the must beutifull afe in town and the location is apic... try it

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

Dear Asaf A! Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed the atmosphere of our café and also the Sacher cake from our own confectionery. Looking forward to welcoming you soon again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. Not only was the building elaborate and luxurious, but the history behind the place is inspiring - especially for writers. That said, this is a coffee house and it is one of the best I've visited anywhere. The cakes and coffee...More

Thank Whitechris1
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Whitechris1! Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy to hear that we could exceed your expectations! We would be happy to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very elegant And ancient cafe with very good cakes! Dubos is wounderful! It is open all day And prices are medium.

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

Dear Carminia Maria D! Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy to read that you have enjoyed the traditional Hungarian Dobos cake in Central Cafe and Restaurant! We would be happy to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building was luxury, historical and beautifully designed. had a cap and opera cake. had a quiet morning luxury of having a sip of cappuccino in the center of the History of Budapest. Why would I pass. ;)

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

Dear thebinaryscale! Thank you for visiting Central Café&Restaurant 1887! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the atmosphere of Central Cafe and tasted our amazing cakes too. We would be happy to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite expensive, in the middle of the town but far away from the noise. Atmosphere was lovely, situated in 1920. Service was good could be a little bit more responsive but was fine. The cake however, was really worth a try. Esterhazy was a tad...More

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

Dear YAmadeusR! Thank you for visiting Central Café&Restaurant 1887! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the atmosphere of Central Cafe, and you have found perfect our lime cheesecake. We would be happy to welcome you soon again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there with my wife and 3 children (14, 12, and 10) in June 2017. We had an amazing lunch and the service was close to perfect. We stayed in Budapest for 1 week and it is safe to say that the food we had...More

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

Dear Hazem A! 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 and your family! Looking forward to welcoming you soon again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started off well - beautiful interior, and the waiter greeted and seated us for our morning coffee and cake. Then waited over 10 minutes for him to come back to take the order. Place was almost empty, so I chalk it up to just bad...More

1  Thank Hannah Z
CentralCafe1887, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Central Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hannah Z! We want to apologize for the behavior of one of our employees. 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 1887

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 21
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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