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Cafés and Confectionary Shops

Strolling through the streets of the city, you will find a host of small cozy cafés, and not just in the heart of the inner city. The coffee house culture of Budapest has undergone a lot of changes. It had its heyday during the era of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, although its history goes back to even earlier times. Sándor Petőfi, the emblematic poet of the War of Independence of 1848, was the original coffee house regular, allegedly requesting that his letters to be posted to Pilvax Café.