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Budapest: Where to Brunch? The Best Addresses in the City!


Lever du soleil au Bastion des pêcheurs à Budapest
À l'aube - Bastion des pêcheurs


Let me take you on a captivating journey through the cobbled streets of Budapest, a city that enchanted me with its blend of history, culture, architecture, and culinary delights not to be missed. When I first arrived in this gem of Central Europe, I was immediately struck by its many period buildings and the serenity of its thermal baths lining the Danube. Every corner revealed a new surprise, a new element of history, or a trace of past influences, from the Romans to the Ottomans to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

I explored this exciting city, visiting its famous Ruin Bars where vibrancy and creativity blend in unusual places. These eccentric spots have become meeting places for curious souls from around the world.

And what about Hungarian local cuisine? I surrendered to the unique flavors of "goulash", the stew that warms the heart. And their famous caramelized brioche cooked on a spit... of which I have become completely addicted!

Today, I share with you the best brunch spots and must-visit addresses in Budapest for dining or enjoying a drink! Get ready to be enchanted by the magic of this city and its gastronomy.



PICHLER : CHIMNEY CAKE


Ah, the "Chimney Cakes" at Pichler, Budapest's finest sweet specialties! During my stay in the city, I was fortunate to discover this delicious Hungarian pastry, and I must admit it was a delightful revelation.

Located in a quaint café-gelateria, Pichler is a true paradise for sweet lovers. As soon as I stepped through the door, the enchanting aroma of freshly baked brioche dough welcomed me with open arms. The atmosphere was cozy, with shelves filled with those famous "Chimney Cakes" in every possible variation: cinnamon, cocoa, hazelnut, coconut, pistachio...

I opted for the classic version, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, which was served to me still warm. With the first bite, I was won over. The texture was both crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with the cinnamon aroma making this brioche even more addictive!

But Pichler doesn't stop there! Their culinary creativity is reflected in their selection of fillings and glazes. I also tried their "Chimney Cake" filled with vanilla ice cream, a true gem...

The tasting experience at Pichler was more than just a sweet pleasure; it was a true discovery of Hungarian tradition. "Chimney Cakes," also known as "Kürtőskalács," are an ancestral specialty of Hungary, and at Pichler, they perpetuate this tradition with passion and expertise.

If you have a penchant for sweet desserts and are looking for one of Budapest's finest specialties, look no further! Pichler is the place not to be missed. Let yourself be seduced by the magic of "Chimney Cakes" and embark on a most delicious gastronomic journey. Your taste buds will thank you!


Info: Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm Location: Budapest, Kossuth Lajos u. 4, 1053 Hungary



FRANZISKA :


It's the address for vegetarian brunch in Budapest!

Curious to discover new brunch spots, I was intrigued by their menu right away! It's a brunch just the way I like it: elaborate, hearty, but most importantly, with all the options for vegan, gluten-free, or lactose-free choices, and even Paleo-Vegan pastries!


Brunch chez Franziska à Budapest, où bruncher ?

The choice was tough, but we were eager to indulge in many dishes from the menu. And we were not disappointed...

We opted for 2 smoothie bowls, a Berry Acai Bowl and a Sweet Cashew Bowl (dates, raw cacao, cashews, coconut milk & an incredible topping): this bowl was a revelation for me!!! We also tried their famous hazelnut waffles (GF) accompanied by a fruit topping and agave syrup. Of course, the pancakes were not spared for the sweet part!

And if you know me, no brunch is complete without avocado toast, and this one won me over 100%: generous, flavorful, and high-quality: avocado, ricotta, spinach sprouts, and pickled onions. And to top it off: a plate of eggs & bacon.

This brunch pleased everyone, and honestly, it's one of the best I've had so far.

In addition to the quality of the dishes, the team is attentive, and the bohemian and bright decor makes this place even more unique.

If you're a brunch enthusiast and enjoy culinary discoveries, Franziska is a must-visit during your trip to Budapest. It's a revelation that I highly recommend exploring on your next visit to this beautiful city.


infos : Franziska - Buda 8.00-17.00, Sam-Dim: 9.00-17.00

localisation : 1011 Budapest, Iskola utca 29.

Franziska - Pest lundi au dimanche: 8.00-16.00 (réservation seulement en semaine) localisation : 1075 Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén utca 3.






ARTIZÀN BUDAPEST :


A small bakery named "Artizàn" turned out to be a real gem. Nestled in a picturesque street, this charming spot drew me in with its cozy atmosphere and tempting aroma.


As soon as I stepped inside, I was greeted by the sweet aroma of fresh bread and coffee. The atmosphere was welcoming, and the decor skillfully blended modernity with vintage touches, creating a delightful ambiance. The displays were filled with soft and flaky brioches, crispy pastries, and breads with various grains...

We succumbed to temptation by selecting a sugar brioche, a berry-filled rolled brioche, and a brioche stuffed with vanilla custard... and the first bite was sheer bliss! The melting texture and slightly sweet taste of these artisanal brioches were a true delight for everyone. Paired with a carefully prepared coffee, this breakfast at "Artizàn" was a moment of pure indulgence.

But that wasn't all! The discovery didn't end there. Right next to "Artizàn" is "Fabel by Artizàn," which serves only porridges, a dish I particularly adore.


Porridge de chez Artizàn à Budapest

Do you believe I decided to venture there, and it was heaven. The menu offered a variety of porridges, each more delicious than the last. I opted for a porridge with fresh berries and caramelized sliced almonds. This combination of sweet berries and crunchy nuts filled me with joy! "Artizàn" remains a cherished discovery for me in Budapest. Between the bakery "Artizan" and its array of delights, and the joy of savoring a delicious porridge right next door, I was delighted beyond my expectations. If you're in Budapest and looking for addresses that will delight your taste buds, I highly recommend visiting this charming bakery "Artizan" and its neighboring porridge specialist. A gourmet experience among the top bakeries in Budapest!


Operating hours: Monday - Friday from 7am to 6pm, Saturday from 7am to 1pm.

Location: Budapest, Hold u. 3, 1054 Hungary.



COOKIE BEACON :

Let me tell you about an irresistible spot for brunch enthusiasts in Budapest: the Cookie Beacon. This little culinary paradise is the perfect place to indulge in both sweet and savory cravings in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Located in the heart of Budapest, just a stone's throw from St. Stephen's Basilica in Pest, Cookie Beacon welcomes you with its warm ambiance and modern decor. This café offers a tempting selection of brunch dishes that will satisfy all tastes.

Brunch à Budapest chez Cookie Beacon

If you have a penchant for sweet delights, you'll be delighted by their gourmet creations made with cookies and freshly prepared pastries. Their sweet options are simply divine, like their smoothie bowls or the "vegan tacos pancakes" which are incredibly fluffy, topped with peanut butter cream, fresh fruits, and granola. For those who prefer savory dishes, Cookie Beacon won't leave you hungry. Their famous toasted waffle sandwiches are ultra-indulgent, with melted cheese inside and the spicy kick of jalapeno! And what would brunch be without delicious beverages to accompany your dishes? Cookie Beacon offers a range of carefully prepared coffees, including signature lattes like the Lotus caramel frappé, fresh juices, and even brunch cocktails to top it all off. Whether you're a fan of sweet or savory, Cookie Beacon is the perfect place to enjoy a great brunch in the center of Budapest. It's an address I highly recommend when you're there!


Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm

Location: Budapest, Hercegprímás u. 15, 1051 Hungary





TWENTY SIX BUDAPEST :


Dîner dans un des meilleurs restaurants de Budapest : Twenty Six

Welcome to the elegant urban oasis hidden in the heart of Budapest's alleys: Twenty Six. If you aspire to a culinary experience that is both surprising and captivating, this restaurant is truly a gem that will not fail to charm you. Twenty Six is not just a restaurant; it is a true urban oasis where lush vegetation creates a unique atmosphere. As soon as you cross the threshold, you are welcomed into a courtyard that evokes a jungle ambiance. A large central chandelier adds a touch of elegance as night falls. Mediterranean cuisine, with its sunny flavors, is the undisputed star of this place. Authentic Mediterranean dishes such as flavorful mezze: hummus, falafels ... perfectly seasoned pasta dishes, and fragrant grills will transport you instantly! Cocktail lovers will not be disappointed, as an innovative menu offers artisanal drinks that complement each meal. And let's not forget that Twenty Six is not just for dinner. You can also indulge in a brunch or hearty breakfast, making it a versatile venue for every moment of the day. Refinement and trend blend perfectly in this space, making it a must-visit for epicurean travelers seeking a unique culinary experience in Budapest. Whether you want to enjoy a Mediterranean dinner under the stars, sip creative cocktails, or savor breakfast in a unique setting, Twenty Six awaits you in its urban oasis!


Info: Sun-Thu 7:30am-12am, Fri-Sat 7:30am-2am

Location: Budapest, Király u. 26, 1061 Hungary



KARAVAN :


As soon as you arrive at Karavan, you will be captivated by the vibrant and festive atmosphere that pervades this place. The courtyard is decorated with string lights and relaxation areas where you can comfortably settle in.

One of the great advantages of Food Truck Karavan is its variety of choices at affordable prices. Each truck offers delicious and authentic dishes from cuisines around the world. Whether you're a fan of Mexican, Asian, Hungarian, or vegetarian cuisine, you'll definitely find something to suit your taste among the diverse selection.

The proximity of the food trucks creates a friendly atmosphere, encouraging interaction. It's the perfect opportunity to strike up a conversation with people around you, share your culinary favorites, or even get recommendations on the best dishes to try.

Food Truck Karavan is also a place where cultures come together through gastronomy. You can taste authentic specialties from all over the world while mingling with travelers and locals who have come to experience this unique opportunity.

Plan to end the evening at the most famous Ruin Bar in Budapest: Szimpla Kert, a completely unique venue in former artistic squats transformed into bars! I'll let you discover it for yourself..


Info: Open daily from 11:30 am to 12 am

Location: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 18, 1075 Hungary





MAZELTOV :


Located in the Jewish quarter, this place offers a lively and warm atmosphere. The inner courtyard, adorned with string lights and plants, creates a friendly and immersive atmosphere. The menu features delicious Jewish and Mediterranean cuisine, highlighting fresh and local ingredients. We opted for a selection of mezzes, offering a variety of flavors. The crispy falafels and creamy labneh were particularly delicious, as was the spicy shakshuka!

meilleur restaurant juif de Budapest : MazelTov

In addition to the delicious cuisine, the evening was animated by a live music group, which made the experience even more enjoyable. Creative cocktails and local wines perfectly complemented the meal. MazelTov is not just a restaurant; it's an immersion into the history and culture of Budapest's Jewish quarter. The place combines tradition and modernity, creating an unforgettable culinary experience. If you're looking for an address where delicious cuisine meets a festive atmosphere, look no further than MazelTov in Budapest. This authentic culinary experience is not to be missed during your visit to the city.


Information: Open daily from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM, but REMEMBER TO MAKE A RESERVATION!!! Location: Budapest, Akácfa u. 47, 1072 Hungary

RETEK BISZTRO :



My last evening was spent at "Retek Bistrot" in Budapest, and it was a true discovery of local cuisine. Located between St. Stephen's Basilica in Pest and the banks of the Danube, this Hungarian bistro offered me an authentic and memorable experience.

Spécialité hongroise à Budapest : le Goulash

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a warm and friendly atmosphere at the Retek Bistrot. The rustic decoration of the bistro, with its wooden accents and traditional Hungarian elements such as hanging dishes on the walls, created a welcoming and comforting atmosphere.

The menu showcased classic Hungarian dishes prepared with care and passion. I chose to taste the Hungarian meatballs, an iconic dish of the country. The meatballs were deliciously flavorful and served with a creamy and delicate mashed potato. Of course, we also tried the famous Goulash (Hungarian soup with beef simmered in tomatoes, onion, and paprika).

For dessert, I opted for the poppy seed pudding, a traditional Hungarian dessert. This sweet and fluffy pudding, adorned with poppy seeds, was a delightful surprise! Cette soirée au "Retek Bistrot" nous a offert bien plus qu'un simple repas, c'était une véritable immersion dans la culture et les traditions culinaires de la Hongrie. Si vous cherchez une expérience locale authentique à Budapest, je vous recommande vivement de visiter ce bistrot. Vous y trouverez une cuisine délicieuse, un accueil chaleureux et l'occasion de vous imprégner de la véritable essence hongroise. Une soirée à ne pas manquer lors de votre voyage à Budapest !

Information : Open daily from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Location: Budapest, Nádor u. 5, 1051 Hungary




BUDAPEST, THANKS !


These addresses truly enriched my journey in Budapest. Whether you are seeking an authentic experience or simple culinary pleasure, I hope you will have the opportunity to taste the delights I have tried. It's a way to immerse yourself further in the culinary charm of Budapest and create your own gustatory memories in this captivating city. I hope you enjoyed my guide to the best brunches and restaurants in Budapest?


See you soon for new adventures and delicious recommendations!


Leslie



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