Forget the coffee, forget the service - it's the interiors of New York Kavehaz that make it worth a stop. Beautiful art ... More
New York Cafe
Forget the coffee, forget the service - it's the interiors of New York Kavehaz that make it worth a stop. Beautiful art nouveau decoration fills the walls of this historic coffeehouse. It boasts of being a popular meeting place for artists, writers, musicians and poets of the previous century. This is definitely a place for art and not coffee lovers.
The New York has been reopened by new Italian owners (a hotel chain that is). The interior is richly restored, but the spirit of the coffehouse is lost. I'm Hungarian, and could not wait to get in. However, I was sorely disappointed. The doorman and the host do not speak Hungarian, and they were simply rude and obnoxious to let us in. This is not a place just to come in, sip a cup of coffee and rejuvenate - the place is obviously run solely for pre-booked tourists, who flood the entrance in groups of 15-20 and march up and down flashing their cameras. Gucci and the like Italian designer accessories are also exhibited and for sale inside - now what does that have to do with a Budapest coffeehouse?! Go to Central or one of the locally owned Cukraszda-s if you want to experience good coffee and authentic atmosphere. The New York has become a circus, a caricature of its once legendary image.
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