Did you know that people most probably originally ate coffee instead of drinking it? The people of Uganda, for example, chewed dried beans when they went on a long journey, because they felt that the beans gave them extra strength. But how far does the...

1. Johann Sebastian Bach The Baroque composer loved coffee so much he wrote a short opera about it in 1732. The play mocked public outcry about the rise of the Vienna coffeehouse scene. That time coffee was considered as a "guilty and dangerous pleasure". 2. Ludwig Van...

We are extremely honored that our California Coffee Company shop at 38 Teréz körút, between Nyugati Railway Station and Oktogon, was voted dog-friendly café of the year in the national competition of twice, in 2014 and 2016. We are especially proud that California Coffee...

When did coffee first appear in Hungary? Who opened the first coffee house and when? What role did coffee houses have in Hungarian society? Where does our phrase “black soup” (meaning something unpleasant still to come) come from? Hungarian coffee culture has a lot of...

Almost nothing is as delicious as a cup of well-brewed coffee. A tiny sip and it’s easier to face the challenges of the world. Coffee is the most popular drink in the world. We drink 400 billion cups a year all around the globe. Growing...

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Where can you find us?

Our cafés in and around Budapest

Teréz körút

The first-opened California Coffee Company café soon became a favorite spot for young businesspeople and university students. Do you have a business meeting? Would you like to study? Would you like to relax in our comfy chairs with a cup of steaming coffee in your hand? You will find our café is the perfect spot. We await you with hot and cold coffee specialties, fresh sandwiches, and delicious cakes.

Szent István tér

We await coffee lovers with a fantastic view and real specialties in the heart of the city. Our café adjacent to the Basilica is always buzzing with life; the breathtaking panoramic view of the cathedral, great music and vibrant atmosphere attract young people and toursits from all over the world. Make sure to pop in and see for yourself!

Kálvin tér

Our second-to-open café is visited mainly by Hungarian and foreign students from nearby universities, so the atmosphere is always youthful and dynamic. It's a perfect place for a quick refreshment between two classes but if you don't mind the hum of conversation, you can find the perfect for studying as well. And you can do all this accompanied by the best coffee and delicious treats.

Liszt Ferenc tér

Our café in Liszt Ferenc tér can take you right back to past! The predecessor of this café was highly popular among guest around the turn of the century and we would like to make the place one of Budapest's most beloved cafés again. With the design, we were trying to preserve the cultural-historical heritage while adding a bit of young and dynamic style. Visit us and relive the past with a cup of steaming hot coffee.

Corvin sétány

Our latest shop just opened on the “restless” Corvin Passage as we call it. It is truly a nice and cozy shelter for you if you feel like having a break after the mal or just to recharge yourself after gym, having a coffee, a delicious cake or a sandwich. If you’re a student you don’t have to worry either. We are close to the unis and we made perfect working sections for you. All that matters is to make you smile at the end.