Only a block away from the Opera (the opposite direction from the Callas) the Művész Kávéház smolders in the atmosphere of an authentic eastern European coffee house- which it has been from 1899. The ambiance is complete with its tall-smoky ceilings, dim golden light, and crystal chandeliers. Upon entry you will find, in the first room, a small bar with a nice selection of aperitifs. Passing to the second room, you encounter a dessert display with a diverse selection of delicious treats.
Stopping in the lovely Művész Kávéház coffee house before or after the Opera is a wonderful plan. The desserts are amazing and during the warmer months, the outdoor seating is quite pleasant.
This is one of the most enchanting cafes in Budapest, but not easy to photograph.
Getting there is very easy as it is quite close to the M1 Opera metro stop, or via the Trolley-bus.