Wisdom begins in wonder.
If you like coffee shops with character, this is the perfect spot. Also if you happen to be from Australia and you miss home, I would imagine this to be your waterhole. The walls were littered with signs and stickers and old rustic Australian things, there were a road sign saying “Koalas next 4 min” and advertisement signs for Fritz-kola and coffee bags and a big “WELCOME HOME MELBOURNIANS”. The speakers were playing club music, something about “Don’t go chasing the red light”, which was the only thing that didn’t fit the atmosphere.
It was my imagination of an Aussie beach. We were sat in the window, everywhere else was full, and so were the only two sitting in the tiny bar area downstairs. The two guys and a girl behind the bar were chatting and laughing in Hungarian.
It seemed a tiny place, but they also had a cooperation with next door, which were the roasters I believe, and had some upstairs seating. Smallest coffee shop we visited in Budapest, only matched in size by Det Lille Kaffekompaniet in Bergen (review to come).
I ordered my cappuccino and also a triple chocolate fudge cookie. Delicious! The coffee was smooth, had a great full fruity flavour and the foam-art was lovely. I let my eyes wander across their walls and read more signs “Do more of what makes you happy”, “If it’s not made with love we do not make coffee”. I warmed my hands on my cup, listened to the creaky staircase and felt like the seagulls would come swooping in any minute, to try a cheeky snag of my cookie. Such a lovely place. Great coffee! They really make their “Specialty Coffee Association of Europe” membership worthy, and I could feel the love and authentic Australian soul here.
Final verdict: 5/6 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟