Budapest’s Great Market Hall (or Central Market Hall) is a tourist hotspot, so don’t head here expecting a relaxing coffee experience. But it’s a good way to kill two birds with one stone: check out the historic building and get your caffeine fix for the morning.
Avoid the top floor, as that’s full of stalls selling overpriced trinkets. Enter the main floor via the Csarnok Tér entrance at the side, and you’ll bypass the tourist throngs at the main doors. The market is packed with stalls selling all types of fresh produce from fruit and veggies to meats, cheese, and spices.
You'll find the best coffee at the Rózsavölgyi stand. If you’re hungry, there's a stall just around the corner from there that sells rétes, Hungarian strudel. The cherry or apple poppyseed are your best bet, though they're all delicious.
COST: $2 total for a coffee and a pastry