There are a huge number of good bars, restaurants and cafes in the VII district, and it is well worth checking the best of them out. Street food, pubs, kosher shops, trendy hotels and exhibitions; the VII District of Budapest has it all on offer. Here is a quick guide to the best brunch spots in the area.
Bakery, Bistro, Hungarian, $$$
This bistro has pastries that are sure to please. Perfect quality bread, jammy, buttery and cheesy pastries, and all ingredients imported direct from Normandy. The French chef works his magic in the main bakery in Buda and, due to the prompt delivery, products stay fresh and warm. Baguettes, croissants, pavés, mille fuille framboise, croque madame, pain au chocolat, quiche and many more will more than satisfy you for a lovely breakfast or lunch in this top-notch bistro.
This small, hidden café in Gozsdu court serves a perfect menu for brunch from Hungarian and French cuisine. Freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade desserts and pastries, a menu which changes daily, and all at a very reasonable price. The menu is translated into four languages, so accessible to all. Service is polite and courteous. The attentive waiters will recognize returning guests after just one visit! Address & telephone number: Kiraly street 13, C court, Budapest, Hungary + 36 1 878 1350
As its name suggests, Klauzál Café may be found in Kaluzál Street, not far from the Blaha tube station. Each morning guest will be treated to fresh fruit juices, strong black coffee and a good menu, all for a small outlay. Set in a cozy, friendly environment and family-run, here you will feel right at home. A perfect start for your day, anytime. Address & telephone number:Klauzál street 23 Budapest, Hungary+36 20 416 2259
Zoska Brunch and Café
Set in a small, quiet street, Zoska Café believes that breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. They provide meals later than the usual breakfast time, which makes this café an ideal place for brunch. Here you can ask for your favorite omelette, sweet or savory dishes, small or huge portions, everything is tailored just for you. This café makes you feel special, it’s all about the personal touch. Address & telephone number:Ferenczy István street 28 Budapest, Hungary+36 70 623 9999
Breakfast all day long, that’s just what you get at Stika. There is also an extensive lunch menu and a long wine list, not to mention the two handsome and very accomplished baristas, who can prepare even the most specialist coffee for you. Because they are open from early in the morning, including on weekends, it’s a great place to go for a hangover cure. Address & telephone number:Dob street 46/a Budapest, Hungary+36 1 274 8044
Képzeld el! Wine Bar
Bar, Pub, Wine Bar, European, Hungarian, $$$
This wine bar is the perfect place for people who like to drink nice Hungarian or Italian wine in a beautifully decorated pub, without being surrounded by a crowd. They provide a hale and hearty brunch menu as well; you can order dishes such as grilled goat cheese with carrots to nibble on. You can then pop back later to try some wine, and if any of them win you over, you can buy a whole bottle at the counter.
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Very close to tube stations, Tuning Bar will certainly tune you in to its fabulous range of burgers and grilled dishes. If you happen to have a look in later, why not try one of the non-alcoholic syrups (like plum) or one of the great alcoholic ones (like Cunning Beaver). A great start to the day is guaranteed at this tune-up bar.
Szimpla Kert is very well-known and popular, and a must-see if you are in Budapest. Originally a factory, the place was converted into an open air cinema and pub, which serves as a unique setting for concerts, theater shows and exhibitions. Seats are converted from various things like old car boots, and the whole place radiates a slight hint of madness when you enter. All-in-all, a great place to start the day.
Based on the TV show America Edible, this place serves the best burgers, grills, salads, steaks, and barbecue ever seen in Budapest. All these mouth-watering meals can be washed down with shakes, unique drinks and, later in the day, you can treat yourself to a cocktail. There is plenty of space too, this bar has three floors where you can sit down to nibble on your brunch. A good start to the day is ensured not only by the great food, but also by the good selection of music.
If you are fond of transatlantic cuisine, this American and Mexican grill bar will keep you happy any time of the day, providing appetizing burgers, starters, chili and desserts. As if that weren’t enough, there is a strict policy to use good-quality ingredients and homemade accompaniments, like the bread rolls or sauces. Also you can try their lemonades and home-made beers too. Well worth a visit if you happen to be in the neighborhood.