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Jég Büfé

This is not a cafe; you can’t sit down, for one. The more leisurely customers stand at the window counters, their eyes drifting out across Ferenciek tere, as they unconsciously persuade vast cream cakes to fit into their tiny mouths.

There is a procedure that you have to master:

1. Decide what you want
2. Remember the name
3. Mumble something incomprehensible to the woman at the cash desk
4. Pay
5. Take your receipt back to the counter to see if you've bought the right thing

God only knows what happens if you choose the last piece of chocolate cake and someone else claims it while you’re busy paying at the till! I'm sure there must be a system to deal with it though because Jég Büfé has an answer for everything. In the summer, part of the shop front opens up to sell ice cream; in the winter, a small round hatch ensures that waffles are despatched before your bus leaves.
There are plenty of sit-down cafes in the immediate vicinity so if you want to relax, there’s no need to compromise. However, Jég Büfé is convenient, cheap and a great place for people watching. So if you’ve just got twenty minutes to kill, it’s ideal.

Address: 1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 10.
Phone: (36-1) 3186-205

Public Transport Access: Easiest way to reach Jeg Bufe is by Metro to Ferenciek tere
Opening hours: From 7:00 a.m. till 21:30 p.m.