Edith Piaf died 50 years ago, but her heritage will stay with us for good. Since Budapest is considered as the Paris of the East, places like La Vie En Rose Café blend in with the environment. La Vie En does it in the gentle way of Buda and slightly dirty like Pest. Just like the French singer herself.
Its owner is the composer who makes the place breathe. Lali calls himself a junkie, shows you his tattoos anytime, invites you for a bottle of wine left from the last party, tells you the best stories of the localities. And you feel at home within minutes. As he says: you never leave without an indelible smile on your face.
The place attracts known artists of the alternative theatricals’ scene, especially groups from Jurányi and Átrium from the vicinity. The guests often glue themselves quickly to the scrapped piano and the revel lasts until the end of the night or rather until the grandma from upstairs is calling the police. According to an urban legend, sometimes the officers choose to join the party too.
During the day La Vie En is a living room, where people drop by for a cup of coffee or tea. It is also perfect if you just want to kill your time and read a book from the mini library, or chit chat with Lali.