The New York Café has lived through many eras, political systems and historical turning points. Still, it has always been reborn, sparkling and occupied by those who longed for its comforts: artists, members of the nobility and commoners alike. The Boscolo Group has reconstructed it in a way which reflects the tendency to regain its old patina and reputation ranking it as the “Most Beautiful Coffee House in the World”.
At the turn of the 20th century the New York Café (New York Kávéház) was the most beautiful and the most beloved coffee house in Budapest. It was a popular place among writers and editors, in fact, the most influential newspapers were edited here, upstairs in the gallery. After World War II, the once famous café fell into disrepair and it served as a sporting goods shop. Although the café reopened in 1954, under the name of Hungária, it wasn't until 2006 that the New York Café was restored to its original splendor.
Today, the New york Palace, built in eclectic Italian Renaissance-style and opened on October 23rd 1894, gives home to the New York Palace Boscolo Hotel. The café, along with a restaurant and the Nyugat -bar are now part of the hotel. The menu recalls the multicultural cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Classic dishes like Beef Goulash, Fishermen Soup, Chicken Leg Paprikash-style, Wiener Schnitzel and Grilled Foie Gras are served along with famous desserts such as Dobos, Sacher and Eszterházy cake.
It happens that you make room for dessert. Sometimes, when you eat in a restaurant where you know for sure that everything you receive is of the highest quality, you feel you must eat less from the main courses so that you can enjoy the magnificent desserts as well. If you choose to do so in the New York Café, you will definitely make a good decision.
Elegant surroundings, first-class service, impeccable organisation True elegance never goes out of fashion. There are plenty of hurdles to overcome when organising an event but our impeccable event management team will ensure that yours runs smoothly. First-class service is important in order to make guests feel special and to give them an experience they will never forget. The New York Palace offers all three of these things – elegant surroundings, impeccable organisation and first-class service - and is the perfect choice for events with family and friends, business events, weddings and conferences.
What is the best venue for press conferences in Budapest? At New York Palace, Boscolo Budapest Hotel and the New York Coffee House welcome guests at 21 venues with a magical environment.