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A taste of Hungary's history in Budapest's sumptuous coffeehouses
BUDAPEST, Hungary —American coffeehouses are prized for their quick service and fast Internet — ideal for people on the go. But a century ago, European cafes were places to linger amid Gilded Age opulence. Nowhere was this more so than in Budapest, where some of its great historic cafes have survived economic crises, war and Communism.
By Daniel Robinson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
April 29, 2012