sobota 22. decembra 2012

Cafe New York in Budapest

Let’s go to Cafe New York...

The four-floor New York Palace was built in 1894
in eclectic style by a New York-based life insurance company: of course, not as a palace but as an elegant office complex. (opened by Sándor Steuer a member of a famous coffee-family

The cafe became one of the most popular iconic cafés
of fin-de-siécle Budapest, especially amongst
Budapest literati: writers frequented the café for its inspirational atmosphere and company as well as for good coffees and meals. Can you imagine that there were 400 different journals and papers in the café to read at the turn of the 20th century?

 “Indeed, this is where Sir Alexander Korda – director of films such as The Private Life of Henry VIII & The Thief of Baghdad - started out for his world award winning career, just as Michael Curtis, Oscar winning director of Casablanca did too,” according to the hotel’s official website.

In 1945 the palace was bombarded, the café had to close down in 1947 and was turned into a warehouse. What a beautiful warehouse it must have been…. It opened again in 1954 renamed as ‘Hungaria’ (New York was too capitalist for the then communist Hungary, and it was not a café any more just a buffet and restaurant).

From Spring 2006 the New York Café welcomes
its guestsin all it's former splendour recalling
the milieu of the beginning of the 20th century

For your coffee, I suggest trying the Tiramisu in real
Italian style,
 or just sipping a glass of Tokaj aszú –
according to totally
unscientific studies it helps to feel
the grandeur of the café...


8 komentárov:

  1. Wow, beautiful place! I can certainly see why it would be an inspirational place for writers. I know I would enjoy just walking through a place like that.

    1. It is really worth a visit a place like that...Maybe once...

  2. I did enjoy every drop of the coffee, nicely served in such an elegant and gorgeous ambience.

    1. it is so nice place like Reid's Palace... It was a a piece of good advice those time...

  3. It really is a beautiful place.
    If I can come to that place, I will follow your suggestion to try the tiramisu :)

  4. Undeniably beautiful, but to me a bit too opulent for the enjoyment of a cup of coffee. I prefer a smaller, more intimate place for that. Anyway, a pleasant surprise to see that Multiply apparently has not closed down their facility yet, something which I had also noticed or gotten suspicion about through notifications I received through gmail. Hope you are enjoying the beginning of the new year, and that it will turn out to be a very nice and great one for you. Happy New Year, and hugs and kisses from me.

  5. Maybe once in your life it is not to much enjoy a cup of coffee there Arne :-)

    I'm also glad to see Multiply is still working...Enjoy the beggining of the new year and to try to have a wish that this year will be your best...such a small dream...