• Restaurants and cafés

Blue Bird Cafe is a very interesting cafeteria and a temple for real coffee lovers.
Located at Budapest´s Gozsdu Court (Jewish Quarter) it has a really extensive coffee offer. You can choose from several hand made roasted beans from different regions such as Kenya, Brazil, Ethiopia, Mexico and Indonesia. A lot of colorful illustrations and storyboards on the wall show you the world of coffee-making.
Downstairs they have their own coffee lab and raw beans. Another highlight is that in addition to being a cafe, Blue Bird roasts their own coffee. This means they have the ability to offer a variety of espresso options at a time without sacrificing freshness and you can also buy some selected hand-roasted coffee beans to take home.

As for the interior décor it is fantastic, very creative and cozy. Different style furniture, blue colored origami birds, blankets in each seat and a parrot welcoming the guests. A simple menu printed on wooden boards offers hungry people a selection of delicious cakes and pastries (all home made), breakfast options, sandwiches and salads.

A little more expensive than some places but offers great coffee in an extraordinary atmosphere. Friendly staff and nice low volume music.

I you are a coffee lover with some free time this is a great option to discover new flavors. And if you are just visiting Budapest and looking for a cozy place to have tasty coffee, good breakfast or a delicious dessert then I´m sure you´ll enjoy this place.



• Bars and Pubs

This old factory was converted into an open-air cinema and pub and one of best ruin bars of Budapest. From the moment you step in you get charmed by its unique, weird and wonderful style.

With different rooms and crannies to explore, this bar/restaurant is full of surprises. The projection system that plays silent old movies from Budapest history in the courtyard, the cocktail and shisha bars, the old Soviet cars and bathtubs that have been made into seats, the random pictures and graffiti everywhere and the multiple serving stations along with the gigantic hamburgers, pizzas and goulash they have for sale on the second floor, makes this a must-stop.
Excellent location, trendy but relaxed atmosphere, eclectic music, reasonable prices and a friendly staff.

If you’re in Budapest and want for something a little different, but still want to have a great time and sample some local brew, then definitely seek out Szimpla !