Csendes, the favorite afternoon and early-evening bar of many, is close to Károlyi-kert, only a stone’s throw away from Astoria. The classic interior is spiced up with vintage knickknacks, which conjure a ruin pub-ish vibe, while at the same time creating an atmosphere that overshadows rival venues with its uniqueness. The pieces of contemporary art and the secondhand treasures covering the walls and the ceiling are reminiscent of a surreal movie scene, and attract artists, university students, and young couples to sip a glass of wine or steaming tea from a huge polka-dotted cups while sitting beneath century-old chandeliers.