We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Book Cafe

Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36 1 461 5835
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (140 reviews)
“pastry” (13 reviews)
“sandwich” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Central European, Hungarian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
Write a Review
Reviews (1,065)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,065 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This doubles as a bike hire and second-hand English language bookstore. For the first time in years I ran out of books on holiday, and was lucky to find some real gems on the shelves. It's also a cafe.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the location on the 22nd and it's closed, A sign on the door of the building states, "Closed for technical reasons" We were really looking forward to visiting the cafe. I hope they can get it up and running again. The exterior...More

4  Thank John L
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Words can not describe when we first visited the book cafe. The ceiling and walls are covered with frescos ,large mirrors adorn the walls. That's even before you have a hot chocolate and a piece of cake. When we visit Budapest we go back time...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is such an amazing venue to have lunch in such opulent surroundings and yet very affordable prices. Would recommend making this part of your city break in Budapest. Yes there are many many other places for lunch, and I am sure you could get...More

Thank zico2000
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Really looked forward to visiting this superb and grand tea room in the heart of Budapest. The façade of the building where the tearoom is located also does not disappoint. However, the point of the visit was to have tea and patisseries. I ordered a...More

3  Thank bigbear26
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It is a nice cafe on the upper floor from the book store between Opera & Oktogon metro stations. It decorates very beautiful. There are cakes and snacks there. I have taste the cake only. It was ok, nothing really mind blowing. But, it is...More

Thank Inna M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Go, have a look at the place, but don't stop have anything to eat or drink. Overpriced and really low quality food. Which is a pity, because the venue is outstanding.

Thank cateecatee
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Our B&B (Kapital Inn) recommended we go here. It is in a large bookstore (therefore, the Book Cafe) which wasn't very obvious from the outside. The cafe itself is set in an ornately furnished area and is a good example of Art Nouveau.

Thank rspill
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here before we went for dip at the Baths. It's a lovely place to chill and admire the frescos. The waiters were attentive and our sandwiches, coffee and cake delicious.

Thank S1las
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband and I had the almond and wild cherry hot chocolates, both were really rich and indulgent and really matched the opulent setting of this cafe

Thank loflower
Nearby Restaurants
Ket Szerecsen
1,515 reviews
.09 km away
The Bigfish Seafood Bistro
636 reviews
.08 km away
1,190 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Andrassy Avenue
1,392 reviews
.18 km away
Budapest Operetta Theatre
540 reviews
.11 km away
Liszt Ferenc Square
173 reviews
.11 km away
Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center
55 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello, is the cafe open on sundays?
15 August 2015|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from LisenNacka | Reviewed this property |
No I am afraid not. On their website it says Nyitva: hétfő - szombat: 10.00-22.00 vasárnap: zárva which means Sunday closed all other Days 10-22. Best Regards Elisabeth
j'y suis allé il ya 2 ans et j'ai voulu y retourner en mai 2017, quelle ne fut pas ma surprise de le voir fermé apparemment définitivement Peut-on me renseigner si c'est vrai? et si oui, quel dommage, un endroit aussi symbolique...
19 May 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Dom74200 | Reviewed this property |
Lors de notre séjour en janvier 2017, nous y sommes allé et rien ne laissait supposer une fermeture mais il y a en effet une page face book signalant une fermeture définitive...... quel dommage, c'était vraiment un lieu... More
Google Translation
Bonjour, Y a t il une carte de menu et peux t on y diner le soir ?
3 September 2016|
What is your answer?
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Andrassy ut 39, Budapest 1061, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 461 5835