Rumba Café


It says Café, but really what it means is badass rum and cocktail bar. Better right? This basement in the 9th district is home to colourful, original décor and furniture, the smell of freshly squeezed limes and oodles of Cuban paraphernalia. Posters and display cabinets cover the walls and every quirky nook and cranny. There's even an observant linking of Che Guevara and Lenin with several of their busts dotted around the bar, fitting, considering we're in ex-communist Budapest (not just a pretty face).

The little speakeasy booths and the small back room are perfect for sipping cocktails whilst the front is bustling with locals and small groups. The drinks menu is obviously rum and Cuban led but it also contains a good selection of other spirits and classics.

Our Daiquiris were great and we were offered a choice of rum from the impressive collection. We also got involved with Massive Bahama Mamas and cranberry & absinthe shots which went down a treat, unpretentious and effective. Dimi, the Greek owner allows takeaways to be delivered and even recommends the best souvlaki in town to be brought in to your table, now that’s what we call service. Pay attention when hunting Rumba out it’s pretty hidden and not one you’d want to miss.



Budapest, Lónyay u. 28, 1093 Hungary Tel: +36 7 0503 6969


Wednesday 18:00 - 00:00
Thursday 18:00 - 00:00
Friday 18:00 - 02:00
Saturday 18:00 - 02:00
Sunday closed
Monday closed
Tuesday closed



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