You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.
KéhliRestaurant in the heart of the cityYou will need to come to this country restaurant more than once in order to experience and enjoy all of its facets. In the summer, you can sit in magnificent surroundings on the terrace or in the front garden. Further invitations are the wine cellar, winter garden, nostalgia room, beer bar, and music room. Besides the typical Hungarian home cooking and the fish and meat dishes, you can also enjoy a feast for the ears in the evenings as well. Accordion, piano, or violin – and good mood guaranteed.Mókus u. 22
+36 1 368 06 13
BagolyvárInformalThe Gundel family has made a name for itself in gastronomy. This also includes Bagolyár. This prepares and serves high quality Hungarian home cooking. In addition, the restaurant has a very central location near the City Park.Gundel Károly út 4
+36 1 468 31 10
RobinsonDirectly by the lakeThe Robinson Restaurant is a true idyll. Lying directly by the lake in City Park, it is only a few metres from the colonnades of Heroe's Square. In good weather, you shouldn’t miss out on the ambience in the greenery and dine outdoors on the terrace. Inside, the restaurant is elegant and stylish. An ideal place to enjoy the outstanding cuisine with a touch of the Mediterranean. The Robinson is also very popular with international celebrities.Városligeti tó
+36 1 422 02 22
RézkakasTraditionalIn a classy ambience quite close to St.Stephen's Basilica you can enjoy fine, traditional cuisine. True to the style of the old coffeehouses, you sit in tight rows on upholstered benches and order breast of goose, pork shoulder, or a range of chicken liver pâtés. In the evening you are treated to live Hungarian music.Sas u. 3
+36 1 318 00 38
CallasStylishPerfectly situated directly by the Opera House, the Callas invites you to partake of tasty little somethings and fine menus of the day. Either to get in the mood for the opera, or for a midday business lunch. This stylish café and restaurant is also popular as a morning meet for breakfast and in the afternoons for chats among friends over coffee and cake. Ideal for everyone who is hungry and needs a break in beautiful surroundings.Andrássy út 20
+36 1 354 09 54
Café ZoskaTime for brunchSmall, hip and decorated with amazing attention to detail, Zoska makes customers instantly feel at home. Besides outstanding coffee, this place serves a range of delicious breakfasts, such as American pancakes with maple syrup, or oatmeal with apple and cinnamon. Brunches on weekends generally turn into a very leisurely affair.Ferenczy István utca 28.
+36 70 62 3 9999
Café StikaKeeps hunger at bayThis café is renowned for its combination of wonderful food, good coffee and a laid-back atmosphere. With a menu ranging from burgers to omelettes, there's something for everyone – no matter how hungry you are. They also have an excellent wine list.Dob utca 46.
+36 1 274 8044
AugusztTraditional patisserieBest quality and finest cakes, tarts, and small pastries. The restaurant Auguszt serves deliciously thick ice cream and even a midday menu. This traditional patisserie uses exclusively high quality ingredients and organic products for its exquisite cakes. And you are always spoilt for choice between sweet and savoury, crunchy and creamy, chocolaty and fruity. One thing’s for sure, though: everything is delicious.Kossuth L. u. 14-16
+36 1 337 63 79
Café Fekete'Black' caféThe name says it all. The Fekete, meaning 'black', is committed to serving first-class coffee. The bright and friendly atmosphere makes this a great place to hang out. The wonderful coffee aroma and delicious breakfast they serve are both worth raving about. Inquisitive coffee connoisseurs should definitely try the drip-brewed V60 coffee with its individual filter.Múzeum körút 5.
+36 1 787 7503
New York KávéházA mustThis café is legendary and an absolute must for every coffee lover. You cannot enjoy coffee and cake in a more stylish or sumptuous setting. Admittedly, other coffeehouses are certainly cosier, but it’s simply an unforgettable event to drink a coffee in these dignified surroundings. And if you like, you can also enjoy a good menu in the finest company.Erzsébet krt. 9-11
+36 1 886 61 67
RuszwurmSmall but elegantFurnished with original pieces from the Biedermeier period, Ruszwurm will transport you back to bygone eras. The at-mosphere is something special and warms the heart. As do the many exquisite delicacies like cream slices, almond tarts, pogácsa, or cream filled chocolate layer cakes. Also the fine small and puff pastries are a true temptation. And, of course, everything here is homemade.Szentháromság u. 7
+36 1 375 52 84
Centrál KávéházPopularCoffeehouse culture is ubiquitous in Budapest. All the better that the traditional Café Centrál was reopened in 1999 to keep this culture alive. The combination of beautiful old style and openness for the new generates the pleasant and warm atmosphere in Café Centrál. The service is exceptionally friendly, and the coffee is delicious. Whether you’re starting the day with a fortifying breakfast or taking a fine lunch at midday, Café Centrál is the right place at any time of day.Károlyi Mihály u. 9
+36 1 266 21 10
SzimplaCreative and colourfulAlternative, casual, and artistic. The large building houses many small rooms that have been refurbished by various artists and creative minds. Here you’ll find individuality and warmth. Admission is free, the drinks value for money, and the atmosphere lively and tolerant. Everybody is welcome, whether you want to listen to the music, chill out, chatter, or do some dancing. And everybody feels great in this colourful crowd.Kazinczy utca 14
Oscar BarChicOne of the best places in Budapest to start your party night or to end your day in style over a cocktail or glass of wine. And if you want, you can stay or come back again in the evening for dinner. In the summer, you can best enjoy the warm evenings and nights on the terrace and in the lounge.Ostrom utca 14
+36 2 214 25 25