My flatmate called in the middle of the day with an apparently easy question: “Which coffee shop can you recommend me for work within 5 minutes from Deák?”.
Deák Ferenc Square is Budapest’s black hole, since it’s virtually impossible to avoid it during the 24 hours: meeting point of three metros, as well as of two tram lines to Buda and of several buses. Yet, it’s harder for me to find a place suitable for work on my laptop at this junction.
Luckily, Deák it’s just 350 metres away from the best cappuccino in town, gently poured by Kontakt, a cute café tucked inside a Parisian-looking gallery called Röser court that connects the Small Boulevard with the downtown area.
When Kontakt first opened, I was attracted by its digital nomad-friendly attitude. I could warm up, charge my devices and work surrounded by people with the same needs: coffee, wifi & understanding.
In reality, their coffee is so well made, that it became the reason for people to fall in love with Kontakt, together with the genuine approach of their bartenders. And if during spring they explode with a memorable espresso tonic, these cold days I’d go for their cappuccino. I still have to find a more satisfying one, and I am Italian!
Warning: they are very protective towards their coffee here, meaning that you won’t find any kind of sugar or sweetener. It’s a capital rule, printed on the little labels on each table, so do not even try to ask for it!