Last updated on June 23rd, 2020
Callas is a beautiful, art deco restaurant and café which is situated on Andrássy avenue which is a World Heritage site. Its building was designed in neo-renaissance style and was completed in 1883, just a year before the neighbouring Hungarian Royal Opera House was opened. The café was originally called Szecesszió. Since then this space has evolved many times. It was only in 2006 when it gained its current form. It was designed by David Collins, who also worked on the restaurants Gordon Ramsay and The Wolseley in London, as well as Madonna’s flat. This light interior with white walls has elegant gold decorations which are a good example of the strict geometric secession style with sharp edges and angles. The location’s most special element is its elegant, copper, art deco chandelier. Another special feature are the sweet, slightly wavy, white and green floor mosaics and the black grand piano which is there because there is often live salon music. The quaint café tables outside overlook the cobblestone side streets next to the iconic Opera House which create a true idyllic European atmosphere, making this café a perfect location for doubling Paris.