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The New York Café Photo: Tyra Tollstoy Hoffman
The New York Café Photo: Tyra Tollstoy Hoffman

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The finer things of Budapest

Budapest is one of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe. With its Tokaji wines, opera scene, restaurant culture, art and thermal baths, it is an ideal place for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Film producer Csaba Czinkoczky highlights his favorite spots.

Restaurants

Tom George

Tom George is a trendy Italian restaurant and café in downtown Budapest. They have a varied menu, great location and lovely ambience. 

Október 6, Pest
tomgeorge.hu

New York Café

One of the city’s most exclusive meeting places in a palace-like setting. The tasty food, combined with endless details to look at on the walls, won’t leave you disappointed.

Erzsébet krt. 11, Pest
newyorkcafe.hu

Déryné Photo: Tyra Tollstoy Hoffman

Déryné

Déryné is a lively, glamorous bistro where you can order breakfast until 11:30 and enjoy live music in the afternoon, all while reading one of the international newspapers that are provided.

Krisztina tér 3, Buda
bistroderyne.com

Párizi Photo: Tyra Tollstoy Hoffman

Cafés

Walzer Café

A small café with only a few tables, but amazing cakes and pastries. The Walzer Café is also known for having friendly waiters, and often the owner is there herself to greet the guests.

Tancsics Mihály Utca 12

Párizsi

An absolute must. At the top of Budapest’s most beautiful Art Nouveau building, above a bookstore, you’ll find Párizsi, draped in gold.

Andrássy ut 39, Pest

Bambi Presszó

Time has stood still here since the city’s cultural elite moved in during the 1960s. It’s run by an elderly “babushka” who doesn’t laugh unless she absolutely has to. It’s worth a visit just to meet her.

Frankel Leó utca 2–4, Buda

… and don’t miss these sights

Citadella Photo: Shutterstock

Citadella

The citadel on the Buda side of the Danube has the most beautiful panoramic views.

Margaret Island

Budapest’s green lung is an island in the middle of the Danube, mostly covered in landscaped parks. It’s a popular spot for locals, especially joggers.

Liberty Bridge

As the evening sun shines down, romantics take over the Liberty Bridge with bread, cheese and wine in their picnic baskets.

Palace of Miracles

In the Campona Shopping Mall you’ll find this interactive science museum for kids. Try out the low-gravity “moonwalk” or the “miracle bike.”

Nagytétényi út 37-43

Budapest opera house

The Budapest opera house was built in 1884 and is one of Europe’s most beautiful Neo-Renaissance buildings. Go on a tour in the building during the day or enjoy a top class performance in the evening.

Andrássy út 22

Budapest Baths

Hungary is a land of thermal springs and Budapest is the only capital city in the world that is rich in thermal waters. Budapest is in fact known as the “city of baths.” Visit Széchenyi Baths, Gellért Baths or Rudas Baths.

Text: Camilla Tollstoy

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Last edited: September 13, 2016

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