New York Coffee House
Erzsebet krt 9-11, Budapest, 1073
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Romance, Sightseeing
Expert review of New York Coffee House
The New York Coffee House was a popular gathering place for writers and poets in the 19th century; it is famously said that Ferenc Molnár, a leading novelist, threw the café’s keys into the river because he wanted it to open around the clock. Restored to its former extravagant glory, it is now part of the Boscolo Hotel.
There are cakes, pastries, coffees, special set breakfasts and rich main courses. While the quality is good, it’s really the surroundings that attract the punters.
The Boscolo Hotel spent much money in reviving the café following its nationalisation during the Communist period, and it’s an impressive setting in which to relax over a coffee. The high ceiling is adorned with original frescoes, there are corkscrewing marbled pillars and the decorators must have got through a fair few pots of gold paint.
As you'd expect from an eaterie in a luxury hotel, the service is good.
It's smack in the middle of the Great Boulevard, near Blaha Lujza tér.
The prices of the cakes and coffees reflect the fact that this is a historic café in a five-star hotel. You’ll get better-value caffeine and sugar elsewhere but it’s not the fare itself that draws the crowds. Set breakfasts (9am-noon) cost 3,900-4,900 forints. Main courses include grilled trout with peanut dressing for 5,100 forints and duck leg confit with dumplings for 4,950 forints; there are snackier options like sausage with boiled egg for 2,500 forints and a burger for just under 4,000 forints.
More information on New York Coffee House:
- Price guide:
- Brasserie, Coffee shop, Tearoom
- Erzsebet krt 9-11, Budapest, 1073
- 1 886 6111
- Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
- Opening times:
- Daily 7am-10pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary