Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Hungary  /  Central Hungary  /  Budapest  /  Shopping  /  Book Café - Lotz Hall

Book Café - Lotz Hall, Budapest

(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.
Create a full Budapest itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Budapest

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Budapest by other users

3 days in Budapest BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Eastern Europe & Vienna BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Budapest BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NORWAY May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SPAIN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Budapest BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Central Europe BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Plunge into a world of the 19th century with frescoes on the ceiling, large chandeliers, mirrors and gold facades and marble. The coffee is hidden on the top floor of the library. The pianist adds a classical music on a small stage. Staff helpful and available. Card of 10 different hot chocolate, and cakes all as varied. One drawback of the very strong taste of the almond for the hot chocolate with almonds for my companion. For my hot chocolate white chocolate, no complaints! I would definitely stay here again!
    View original
  • So glad I had done my research before heading to Budapest. This cafe located on the first floor of a bookstore on andrassy street is amazing. From a bookshop you enter a huge ornate, room with frescos...  more »
  • A Beautiful interior with frescos by Karoly Lotz make you travel back in time. Live piano music, fast and good service, lovely coffee and pastries and the best bombardino I have ever had. You have to ...  more »
Google
  • You feel like you have stepped back in time. From the historic interior to the live piano player, the cafe will deliver an experience that will be hard to find anywhere else in the world. The cakes are very good.
  • 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 winter. Open till 10pm.
  • Seriously it is the most beautiful "Café" I have ever been to. With frescos dine by the same artist who did the Hungarian Parliament, there is not much to be said. For people complaining about the prices here, go to a Starbucks if you are after cheap coffee. Sitting in such a place and having excellent espresso with a good variety of desserts and sandwiches should not be about the food experience, although the food and drinks are excellent. The premium you pay is to run and maintain such an amazing building and it's worth every penny.
  • Great place for meetings and friendly chats in a unique, historic atmosphere. The building is more than 130 years old. Coffee is OK, waiters are polite. I don't know any other cafe with interiors like this one.
  • Amazing place to have breakfast, it feels like going back in time. Waiters are very kind and speak English very well. There are a lot of different cakes on the menu, I liked the one with hazelnuts and caramel even though it was very sweet. We had a cup of tea, a cappuccino and two slices of cake for about 3500 HUF. Do not pay in €, you'd end up paying a lot more!