As you walk into the store, the right-hand side is full of wines from Hungary. Up an escalator is a floor of books. A small flight of stairs lead into their cafe. This cafe is not your typical coffee counter in a chain bookstore. It's more like a tea room for the aristocracy.
|Warm glow of the cafe|
|More amazing ceiling!|
We never ate here, though not because we thought it was too posh for us. The snack timing never worked out. They open at 10 a.m. and that's too late for the kids to wait for their snack. We should have snuck out at night.
I did go up another flight of stairs and discover an art gallery that took up a whole floor. It was mostly modern and pop art. The works were very imaginative and varied from painting to sculptures to furniture.
The Alexandra book cafe is definitely worth a visit on a trip to Budapest. It's a lot better than going to Burger King, home of the Pepperoni Whopper.
|We didn't eat here, either|