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Book Café - Lotz Hall, Budapest

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4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
The grandiose atmosphere of Book Café - Lotz Hall makes it a wonderful place to read, sip coffee, and listen to live music downtown. This cafe on popular Andrassy Avenue is known for its ornate decor. Though this Art Nouveau structure was originally a casino in the 19th century, it is now recognized for its artistic and bookish atmosphere. Several events are held here throughout the year in Lotz Hall. Add Book Café - Lotz Hall to your Budapest travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Budapest travel itinerary planner.
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  • Our guide brought us here for a late lunch. He spoke of visiting the café when it was a department store many years ago. We split a chicken sandwich and our guide had the eggplant dish. Both were well...  read more »
  • When it inhabits the former Paris Department Store, one of the marvels of Art Nouveau Budapest. The bookstore is on the main floor and the cafe is up the escalator. Stunning. Who wouldn't want to have...  read more »
  • Baroque-style setting with tables and chairs to enjoy tasty cakes accompanied by a great beverage to choose from in the large menu. While you SIP and savour, the elegant atmosphere and the music played on piano, live and at the center of the room, creating a magical atmosphere. After a nice walk in Budapest, is the perfect place to spend some time relaxing. Highly recommended ...:)
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  • The Lotz Hall, named after German artist Karl Anton Lotz, is a former department store which today houses the Alexandra Bookcafe. After ascending with the escalator one is nearly wiped out by the aching beauty of the adjacent Cafe's ceiling . The 19th century gilt Neo-Renaissance ceiling by Karoly Lotz features mystical themes and abducts the beholder soon into the realms of phantasy while browsing through one's newest book. Seasonal drinks are served like mulled wine and hot custard in the winter. Open till 10pm.
  • An amazing café, with stunning interiors. The price is higher than the usual in Budapest, but worth the price. The coconut turmix was more likely crushed ice, but the ananas turmix was perfect, with the physalis.
  • Nice ambiance, decent sandwiches and good drinks. I really liked the pineapple shake which wasn't like an ice cream milkshake but more of a fruit smoothy. The cakes looked good, but from the looks at other customers they can be hit or miss, such as the kremsnit which seemed to have more of a cheesecake consistency than light custard.
  • Beautiful cafe on the inside upstairs of the Alexandra bookstore. The service and coffee was average and the food selection was average. Lots of deserts and tarts to choose from. It is worth a visit to see the roof while sipping at a cup of coffee.
  • Must try category. Breathtaking place you can feel yourself in 18-19th. century.
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