Unique restaurants and cafes

Unique restaurants and cafes

  • 05.07.2024
  • Events, What to do in Budapest

Discover the unique restaurants and cafes in Budapest. Whether it’s Harry Potter themed cafés, perfect American pies or typical Hungarian restaurants you’re looking for, our list will have something for you:

1. The Magic Budapest
2. Sir Lancelot Budapest
3. Buffalo Steak House
4. Dallas Restaurant
5. Auntie Náncsi ‘s restaurant
6. Marxim
7. Happy Drink Bar
8. Főfotó
9. sPIEcy Pie Boutique
10. Zoo Café
11. Vasmacska KávéZOO
12. Cat Café Budapest

1. The Magic Budapest

Enter the Legendary Magic World! Can you imagine a place, where there are magical items, mystical relics and magical creatures all around you? Did you think that this could be possible only in the movies and your imagination? Discover the Magic in Budapest, where witches are common to serve enchanting dishes. The restaurant is usually full, so it is worth booking a table or inquiring about available places before you arrive.

Place: Hajós street 25

2. Sir Lancelot Budapest

At the Sir Lancelot restaurant you can expect a unique and entertaining dining experience, with a focus on traditional Hungarian cuisine and medieval-themed entertainment. The restaurant is designed to resemble a medieval castle, complete with knights in armor, a drawbridge, and stone walls. The menu features traditional Hungarian cuisine, including roasted meats, stews, and soups, as well as a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Place: Podmaniczky street 14

3. Buffalo Steak House

If you’re overwhelmed by the atmosphere of the city, you might want to visit the Wild West! In a Wild West setting, the Buffalo Steak House offers delicious steaks and culinary delights. This place is definitely worth the hour travel from the center of Budapest. The food is amazing, prices are great and the service is friendly and delightful. And not to mention, the portions are huge!

Place: Török Flóris street 217

4. Dallas Restaurant

Teleport to America! Hungry as a wolf, dreaming of that gigantic burger full of American flavors? With burgers, steak specialties, hot dogs and snacks, you’re guaranteed to feel like you’ve stepped into the cozy fast food restaurant of a gas station off Route 66! The restaurant is designed to look exactly like the real American buffets you see in movies: checkered floors, swinging doors, bar stools, billboards and neon lights. What’s more, on Sundays, they have family activities and a clown as well! Head to Texas in Budapest!

Place: Zay road 5

5. Auntie Náncsi ‘s restaurant

“Náncsi Néni’s” restaurant is the kind of nostalgic, peaceful place, of which there is unfortunately less and less. It’s the place where you feel at home from the first moment. They have traditional Hungarian huge cottage cheese dumplings, fragrant and rich bean soup, and tasty lecsó. All around you are shelves full of fruit and pickled vegetable jars. It is really a place, where you can feel like you once did in your grandmother’s kitchen.

Place: Ördögárok road 80

6. Marxim

Communist-style ruin pub with great pizza. Marxim is a place that has not changed much over the course of the past years. In the late 90s, the place was a colorful patch in the not so diverse Budapest scene turning the once feared symbols of communism into something ordinary as a pizzeria. They have a large number of different pizza options, with names that are word plays on communist expressions and words. This pizzeria is a relic from the dusk of socialism when a closed factory was just across the street.

Place: Kis Rókus street 23

7. The Happy Drink Bar

The Happy Drink Bar is a youthful place at Bercsényi Street that is dedicated to the cartoon Happy Tree Friends. Low prices and a variety of activities for all Happy Drinking Friends! The place is ideal for a good beer, a “fröccs”, a coffee or even a cup of tea. Foosball and comfortable bean bags are waiting for all visitors.

Place: Bercsényi street 12

8. Főfotó

A place where it’s all about photography. The Főfotó is a stunning gallery, café and photo shop all in one. Beyond the usual café menu, there’s something for everyone on the varied food and drink menu. Vegetarian or vegan, meat lover or smoothie addict, you’re sure to find something to your liking. What’s more, the café sometimes even serves as a venue for special events.

Place: Baross street 10

9. sPIEcy Pie Boutique

This place is located on Kertész Street, and if you want to try something really delicious, this is the place to go. The tiny little shop has a few seats, a counter, an old kitchen cabinet and a window. Although the place itself is really small, there is always a nice selection of perfectly shaped pies, from Hungarian-inspired ones like goulash pie to sweeter traditional offerings like cherry and apple. They all look stunning and no doubt they are tasting good too.

Place: Erzsébet boulevard 38

10. ZOO Café

An animal-themed café with friendly environment in the heart of the city centre, where you can enjoy your favourite coffee, tea or cake in the company of special animals! A great place for animal lovers, with over 60 animals living here. Although you are only allowed to stay for an hour, it’s well worth it! Animals are rotated every few minutes at the tables and the animal keepers in the café are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Location: Fejér György street 3

11. Vasmacska KávéZoo

The Vasmacska KávéZoo is a green oasis in the urban jungle. An animal-friendly café in the historic quarter of Óbuda, next to the Main Square, in a small cobbled street. It’s home to bunnies, guinea pigs, chinchillas, laughing doves, Emil the chameleon and more. Dogs are welcoming you at the entrance, but you can bring your own dog too. What better proof of the greatness of the place than the fact that Vasmacska KávéZoo has been voted the Dog-Friendly Place of the Year twice in Budapest! Try their delicious coffees, hot chocolates, teas and snacks.

Location: Laktanya street 3

12. Cat Café Budapest

Soon after the “Cat Café” concept was introduced in Europe, a café of this kind opened in Budapest, combining the beauty of the animal world with the ritual of coffee drinking in the heart of Budapest, in the sixth district, near St. Stephen’s Basilica and the city centre. A cozy and comfortable cat-centric place where you can enjoy your coffee and cake in the company of cats. And although the cats nap most of the day, if you’re lucky they’ll come and check your table themselves. Visitors can choose from a wide selection of hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, as well as cakes and hot sandwiches.

Location: Révay u. 3

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