Seven cafes in Budapest for studying and working
If you’re the type of person who is unable to study or work at home because something always comes up – you’re always hungry, have a noisy neighbour or wear your pyjamas all day – and prefer to do your work somewhere else, these cafes collected by welovebudapest.com are going to be perfect for you!
Kelet Kávézó és Galéria
Kelet is an ideal place for the real booklovers. The café opens at 7 am so early birds don’t have to wait to start they day. Hint: if you sit next to a window you can enjoy the sun all day long, but if you prefer to have a little nook for yourself, then choose one from the many Kelet has to offer. Here’s their Facebook page.
Address: 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla road 29.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 9:00-23:00
Alap is really close to the Budapest Business School’s Commerce,
Catering and Tourism faculty, but the café welcomes students and workers alike with a minimalist design and a pug named Dagi. Alap has numerous power outlets and really fast internet connection, and working is easier if you drink some Vienna style roasted coffee or eat some sandwiches, cookies or full menus. There is also pen and paper for those who’d take a break from modern technology. Here’s their Facebook page.
Address: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky road 35.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-22:00, Sat 10:00-22:00, Sun 10:00-20:00
Solinfo Café is at the Synagogue on Dohány street and its furnished with great style: the lamps, the pictures and the furniture are all perfect. The many lamps provide enough light for reading day and night. Solinfo also offers fresh juices and scrambled eggs. Check out their Facebook page.
Address: 1077 Budapest, Wesselényi street 6.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8:00-20:00
Csendes is on Ferenczy István street between Astoria and Kálvin Square, so mainly students from ELTE University study there, but workers are also welcomed. Csendes has a substantial book collection, beer, and excellent coffee. Take a look at their Facebook page.
Address: 1053 Budapest, Ferenczy István street 5.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-midnight, Thu-Fri: 10:00- 2:00, Sat 12:00-2:00, Sun 12:00-midnight
Sitting in a kitchen with coffee, tea and lunch? Sounds good! This is what Konyha offers you. Huge windows, natural sunlight, tables and couches for having a great time and doing some work. For those who are really serious about getting something done there are extension plugs and desk lamps upstairs. Here’s their Facebook page.
Address: Madách Imre road 8.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9:00-23:00, Fri: 9:00-midnight, Sat: 10:00-midnight, Fri: 10:00-19:00
Madal is heaven for coffee lovers, and if you choose the Café at Ferenciek Square, you can also have some chai latte or cascara. The one at Ferenciek Square also has a gallery which is perfect for studying. Check out their Facebook page.
Address: Ferenciek Square 3.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30-19:30, Sat-Sun: 8:30-19:30
You love writing and poetry? Centrál Kávéház should be you choice! The café has a perfect Pest atmosphere from an age when poets and writers discussed their latest works in coffee houses. Centrál Kávéház is opposite to ELTE University’s Library, so it’s ideal for a coffee break. Take a look at their Facebook page.
Address: Károlyi Mihály street 9.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9:00-23:00
Photo source: Kelet Kávézó és Galéria Facebook page
Photo source: Alap Facebook page
Photo source: Solinfo Café Facebook page
Photo source: Csendes Létterem Facebook page
Photo source: Konyha Facebook page
Photo source: Madal Café Facebook page
Photo source: Centrál Kávéház Facebook page
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