BookCafé - Lotz Hall, Budapest

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The grandiose atmosphere of BookCafé - 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. Plan your BookCafé - Lotz Hall visit and explore what else you can see and do in Budapest using our Budapest trip itinerary builder .
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  • Maybe it is our fault that we took many modes of transport plus walk a fair distance (I am a tad old and find it hard to do these things !) to find the place closed . Clearly I should have checked tri...  more »
  • Upper floor Board of the Book store Alexandra to see this hidden gem. This Café is located in the luxurious premises formerly intended for casinos and then allocated in 1911 the famous first Mall in the city. It almost seems to be in a real room tcon frescoes and decorations and the service is not far behind. Adjusted prices and not expensive
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  • Don't go, this shop is closed! We took a really long walk to get there, and it was closed because of renovations. Nobody said so inhere, so I think it's important to point out  more »
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  • I actually discovered this place through Instagram but I'm so glad I visited. The interior is breathtaking, the staff are all so lovely and as soon as you step in, you feel like you've been transported back in time. Such a cool experience.
  • It's a beautiful hall. The pianist played old pieces so it felt we were back to 1920s. The service was also excellent.
  • It was one of my favorite spots, beautiful architecture, quite reasonable snacks and cakes, but super slow service if you order salad or sandwiches. Perhaps it was bad luck... The prices are continuously increasing, slowly approaching the level, which most people would already consider as a tourist trap. Nevertheless, the place is still a 100% must-see and the coffee tastes great!
  • Relaxing place to have coffee and read a book. Great atmosphere, overpriced and boring food choices.
  • This is another of those stunning Viennese cafes that survived the wars. It has as much gold and brass as the Basilica. Great speciality coffee drinks and cocoa drinks for kids. Very expensive but worth at least one visit. The attached book store is big and spacious. They also sell wine.

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