Eastern Europe, Hungary, Travel

Budapest Restaurants

Hi, it’s me Marimonda!

Today, I’d like to introduce you two cafes and one restaurant worth to visit in Budapest.

New York Palace Café

The first place I’d like to share my review is New York Palace Café. This is very famous on SNS thanks to its palace-like decoration. Thanks to the decoration and the live classical music, you would feel as if you were a king or a queen participating a party. Literally, it’s like a having a coffee or tea in a Palace.

As you can see below, the cafe looks stunning! You might be able to the best selfie in your life! While the atmosphere was lovely, the service and the quality of the food didn’t reach my expectation. Since the price was quite high, I was expecting a decent service and food. The service was somewhat slow and the servers were not that friendly. I ordered americano (1800 HUF) and Somlói Sponge Cake (2950HUF). The coffee and cakes were yummy but nothing special. It was a shame that I couldn’t chill out due to the pressure of the waiting line.

The drink and a cake cost me a bit less than 12 euros, and you may think it can be a normal price at a high-end coffee shop in Budapest.

Café Gerbeaud

Located just in front of the Vörösmarty tér station, Café Gerbeaud is a good place to feel the active mood of the downtown of Budapest. This place doesn’t have any super fancy decoration, but it’s been love for more than 150 years. Like other European cafes, outdoor seats are much more popular than indoor seats. You may see people chatting and looking at the others walking by while having a cup of coffee. This place is less busier than New York Palace Cafe, thus you can relax a bit more.

The price is not cheap, but they offer a dessert plate which includes four different types of mini desserts. I ordered Hungarian Classics on One Plate (3490 HUF) and iced americano (1350 HUF). New York cafe has better atmosphere and decoration, but I think here’s iced coffee is better.

Kéhli Vendéglö

I decided to write a review on cafe or restaurant that I would like to recommend in Budapest to introduce this restaurant. It was the best one, I tried during my stay in Budapest. Kéhli Vendéglö, this Hungarian food restaurant is worth to visit.

We ordered a Goulash(entree), Stuffed Cabbage, and Steak. All of them were delicious. My favorite was Goulash. The meat was very soft and all spices are well harmonized together. The stuffed cabbage was a bit salty for me, but it also had spicy taste. The two plates fulfilled my eager to spicy food. Lastly, the steak was a perfect match to two with its meaty taste. Unfortunately, we couldn’t finish all because the portion of the food was too big for us.

The price was also reasonable. The main dish cost about 3000 HUF on average, considering the iced coffee at the two coffee shops above cost 1800 HUF, it’s not that expensive in my opinion. Since it’s a bit far away from the downtown, I recommend you to book a table before your visit.

Hope this review help you to choose a right restaurant in Budapest. See you again 🙂

Practical Info.

New York Palace Café Address : Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 9-11, 1073 Hungary

Hours :  08:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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Café Gerbeaud Address : Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 7-8, 1051 Hungary

Hours :  09:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Kéhli Vendéglö Address : Budapest, Mókus u. 22, 1036 Hungary

Hours :  12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Mon. -Fri.)

12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (weekends)

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