Founded in 1887, the Centrál Café is one of the oldest coffeehouses in Budapest. It safeguards a prominent past, but with a progressive mindset. A grandiose antique interior enhanced with paintings, vintage lights and elaborate wooden surfaces takes you back to the 19th century, even while you’re still sitting in the heart of the Budapest buzz. The cuisine follows Hungarian tradition, mains dishes, desserts and wine, all a few steps from Elizabeth Bridge.