- The Europa now occupies the premises used until only recently by a wonderful old cukraszda (café and coffee shop) called Sziget. Although this new coffee house tries its best, it has a hard time recreating the atmosphere of the old place. This coffee house is so bright even poseurs would be excused for wearing shades indoors. It has a slippery marble floor that is continually being swept by young girls. The place is done out in brown wood and olive green recalling a Viennese konditorei. There is also a balcony high above where men in suits sit and from where you can hear Hungarian pop singers wail loudly over the stereo. Many pensioners still sit around occupying their ex-local, with only a glass of water on the table in front of them. On their pension, they can make it last an hour.
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