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Cafe Frei

Cafe Frei

Cafe Frei serves its guests the world’s favourite coffees, teas, cakes and pastries. Their aim is to provide everyone a real, round-the-world trip of flavours and a true experience of what coffee should be like – whether in their cafés or at home, just after waking up. Top quality – at unbeatable prices! In Cafe Frei, coffee is brewed from beans freshly roasted in the company’s own plant. What makes the experience of flavours incomparable is that they serve coffee from 100% hand-picked arabica beans, sorted several times already at the plantations. The coffees are brewed on the basis of the recipes of their own, Dutch mixing master and coffee-chefs, supplementing the Italian “coffee kitchen” also with the finest creations of Arabic, Caribbean and East-Asian coffee-making traditions. The cakes, pastries, wines and breads sold are all “original”: they are not only similar to the world’s favourite products, but are indeed the real deal. They are brought to Hungary from France, Italy or all the way from Australia – whether they be pastries, coffee or wine. Cafe Frei wants you to taste the whole world right here in Hungary!
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Volt Egyszer

Volt Egyszer

“Volt egyszer” (literally meaning “Once Upon”) is Debrecen’s first take-away café, opened in the vicinity of the Reformed Great Church. Guests sitting behind the two huge windows of the café on Piac Street will have an excellent view of the continuously evolving city, including the ambient atmosphere of the Christmas market in the winter. The choice of name is not accidental, as the proprietors would like to bring back the friendly atmosphere, intimacy and attentive service of old cafés, while putting it in the context of our fast-paced world today. Accordingly, the store was designed with coffee lovers asking for their favourite beverage “to go” in a paper cup in mind, but of course, they also thought of those who would prefer to enjoy their coffee there, on one of the 25 chairs. “Volt Egyszer” café is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a venue for meetings, company events, birthdays, a chat after theater, or just sitting down somewhere nice for a cup of coffee.
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Karakter 1517

Karakter 1517

The café is run by the congregation of the Great Church, and is located in the glass-roofed building in the Memorial Garden between the church and the college buildings: the reformed bookstore also moved here from its Piac Street location it had occupied for thirty years. In the space that can accommodate approximately sixty people, there is also a children’s corner. The plans of “Karakter 1517” bookstore and café include widening their assortment of books, but they also plan to showcase here the products of their “Egyháztáji” (local produce associated with the church). In addition, it is also a venue for numerous cultural programs, primarily for the congregation of the church, but they also plan to organize events for meeting writers or even smaller concerts.
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Cut and Coffee Debrecen

Cut and Coffee Debrecen

Original, locally roasted coffee and a new hairstyle in one place – in the heart of Debrecen. Cut & Coffee Debrecen was created by way of combining two successful businesses, the Hedge Hair salon and Mokka café. It is a favourite destination for lovers of quality coffee, who can also get a perfect new look from the master hair stylists. In Cut & Coffee, raw coffee beans arrive from far away and are roasted and ground in front of the guests. Helping with this are two professional pieces of equipment: a San Franciscan Roaster and a La Marzocco espresso machine, which is one of the world’s top-category coffee-makers, a flagship machine in the world’s best coffee shops. In addition to the specialty coffees, guests may also choose from freshly made sandwiches, croissants, as well as the big favourite of New York’s cosmopolitans, a variety of bagels.
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Kismandula Confectionery

Kismandula Confectionery

Kismandula Confectionery was opened as the second store of the family business in May 1999, and has since become a landmark in city centre. In the place of the once famous, and then more infamous "Művész" (Artist) Pub behind the building of Csokonai Theatre, Kismandula brought a new image as a place for after-school conversations, business meetings, family events, birthday celebrations and other occasions. As the locals know well, the always ambient interior, the terrace with a fountain in the summer, quick and precise service, favourable prices, and mouthwatering, unforgettably delicious flavours await visitors year round.
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Mandula Café

Mandula Café

As the third location of the family enterprise, Mandula Café opened its doors in April 2010, only a hundred metres from Kölcsey Centre, at 46 Bethlen Street. With a slight difference from the other two locations, more emphasis is placed here on serving guests on site. The air-conditioned café, offering a unique selection of coffees and other drinks, smoothies and delicious cakes, was designed on a larger floor space (also featuring a separate banquet room) with utmost attention to the convenience of the guests.
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Szőke Confectionery

Szőke Confectionery

In the heart of Debrecen, in the financial centre on Hatvan Street, located among banks, office buildings and stores, Szőke Confectionery offers an intimate atmosphere, where many people running errands stop by for a piece of cake, a coffee or some other refreshments, and in fact they also often also ask for an extra few slices to go so they can surprise their family members or co-workers. The confectionery often serves as a meeting place for young people, groups of friends, and as a venue for business meetings. In addition, it is also an ideal location for visitors of the nearby Kossuth Square and the whole pedestrianized city centre with its frequent events. Szőke Confectionery welcomes guests with much love, excellent products and meticulously polite service.
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Gara Confectionery (Kálvin Square)

Gara Confectionery (Kálvin Square)

Gara Confectionery, bearing the name of master pastry cook Gyula Gara, is a real family enterprise, which opened its gates in 1988 as part of the Kálvin Square shopping court. It has since become one of the favourite meeting points for the locals. Many choose it as a location for rendezvous, business meetings, family events, or just getting together with friends. Gara Confectionery has worked hard from the very beginning to maintain its nostalgic atmosphere offering a pleasant and safe environment, where enticing smells welcome the guests, since every product is made on site, on the basis of a unique recipe.
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Gara Confectionery (Piac Street)

Gara Confectionery (Piac Street)

Gara Confectionery, bearing the name of master pastry cook Gyula Gara, is a real family enterprise, which opened its first shop in 1988 as part of the Kálvin Square shopping court. Their second location, featuring a terrace with a view of the main square, opened a few years later, also in the city centre, in the building of Hotel Aranybika. The confectionery soon became one of the favourite meeting points in Debrecen. Many choose it as a location for rendezvous, business meetings, family events, or just getting together with friends, since it to offers a nostalgic atmosphere evocative of confectioneries of the old days, as well as a pleasant and safe environment, not to mention the exquisitely delicious cakes and coffee specialities.
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