budapest has a long and wonderful history of cafes and confectioneries. the art and literary scene of generations spent half of their lives there, wrapped in cigarette smoke and lively conversations while drinking small strong cups of espressos. during the communist years, many of the cafes either closed down or were re-designed to fit the new area. today the cafe culture has been revived, the cafes have been beautifully remodeled and sitting in any one of these places one is transported back to the last century. it's a special treat, the coffee is strong, the sweets are divine and it's a great way to escape reality for a bit.
If you go, try to visit one of these:
(click on names to visit sites)
New York Kavehaz