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Welcome to the Magnificence New York Café, Budapest

By: Susannah Cord / Photographs Courtesy of New York Café

  • Welcome to the Magnificence New York Café, Budapest

Boscolo Budapest Hotel

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Step into the magnificent New York Café in Budapest, Hungary, and be prepared for a journey back in time to the breathtaking beauty and elegance of the late 19th Century, where you may delight in a taste of the grand vision of La Belle Epoch. Thought to be The Most Beautiful Café in the World, this icon of cultural history resides within the Boscolo Budapest Hotel, in itself a legendary institution boasting the finest architecture and exemplary creativity of The Gilded Age. Past, present,... Read More

  • New York Café

New York Café

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Initially inspiring the quiet awe usually reserved for museums, the New York Café remains an exquisite backdrop to a living - and lively - history. From its’ very debut in 1894, this bedrock of Budapest Café Society has been host to the intellectual discourse and rambunctious revelry of nobility, playwrights and poets, writers, painters, and philosophers, found frequenting the café in search of inspiration, camaraderie, and free ink. This they found in abundance in the comfort of a grand... Read More

  • New York Café

New York Café

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On the grand opening night in 1894, as he purportedly threw the key to the cafe's doors into the Danube, writer Ferenc Molnár declared the café such a wonder it should be kept open for eternity. His decree and the café still stand, despite the ravages of two world wars and a short stint post World War II as a sports shop. The renovated interior dazzles with gilded accents, sparkling chandeliers, and Venetian lamps that compete for attention with the finely painted ceilings, further... Read More

  • Breakfast Buffet at the New York Cafe

Breakfast Buffet at the New York Cafe'

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True to the historical essence of the cafe’s interior, the diverse menu reflects a multicultural cuisine rooted in the culinary legacy of past Austro-Hungarian monarchies while stepping firmly into the new millennia under the leadership of Chef Andras Wolf. His respectful approach to honoring while reinventing traditional dishes, using only the finest local produce, provides an extraordinary experience of ordinary ingredients. The sweet scent of Hungarian pastries competes for attention with... Read More

  • The Széchenyi Chain Bridge at Night

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge at Night

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Budapest, with her graceful bridges spanning the majestic Danube, is a stately and magnificent City with a history as rich and complex as her architecture, encompassing and reflecting the cultures that have shaped her through the centuries. From the Romans who bathed in her hot springs to the Russians who left the marks of their reign of terror on her very walls, Budapest has withstood, embraced, and ultimately made her traces they left behind. And yet she remains, first and foremost, a vivid... Read More

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