Both of our apartments are located in the Jewish quarter which is known to be the center of budget food and entertainment in Budapest. Jewish quarter offers you a wide range of choices including the famous ruin bars and 2-euro-soups in top rated Hungarian food cafes all of which is within few minutes of walk from our apartments. Here are some of the best options:
1. Szimpla Kert
One of the top tourist attractions around us is the Ruin Bar – Szimpla Kert. Budapest is famous for its ruin pubs (or ruin bars). Courtyards of buildings and stores which were once abandoned have been turned into eclectic bars, typically with many rooms and interesting decor. Each room has a different interiors and some ruin bars have different music such as house, techno, or classical jazz.
The drinks are reasonably priced – approximately 600 forints (2 euros) for a glass of beer.
Address: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14, 1075
2. Gozsdu Udvar
Goszdu udvar is located between the streets Kiraly and Dob. The has a choice of many restaurants, coffee shops, bars and some retro goods. Unlike ruin bars, Gozsdu is a nicer area with character.
Address: Budapest, Gozsdu udvar, 1075
3. Drum Café
Drum café which is located on Dob street’s intersection with Karoly krt is a favourite tourist destination with an exceptional reviews on tripadvisor. The café offers varieties of Hungarian and other dishes for a very reasonable price.
Address: Budapest, Dob u. 2, 1072
You can try the Hungarian street food next to the Gozsdu udvar on the Kiraly street. Lángos is a Hungarian food specialty, a deep fried dough
Address: Budapest, Király u. 13, 1075
Located next to the Happy Holiday lux apartments, instant is Budapest’s most unique ruin pub, a legend, that is as famous as the Parliament, the Hero’s Square and the Fismerman’s Bastion altogether. It is not to be missed. The place moved to the clouds as it outgrew its previous home at Nagymező street.
Address: Budapest, Akácfa u. 49-51, 1072
Karavan, which is located next to Szimpla kert offers an interesting variety of traditional and non-traditional food from variety of popular restaurants and cafes in Budapest. Our personal favorites include sweet potato French fries and rice burgers.
Address: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 18, 1075
Akvárium Klub, is located on Deak Ferenc ter is a famous meeting spot/bar/restaurant/square and culture point. Thousands of youngsters gather here night after night to chill out in the park or on the steps of the club. Akvárium Klub is more than a simple bar: it is a culture center with a wide musical repertoire from mainstream to underground.
Address: Budapest, Erzsébet tér 12, 1051
Not too far from Budapest, in the cozy town Veresegyhaz (Veresegyház), which is a 15-minute drive from the city, is a bear farm. Its area is 5.5 hectares and the area was organized as a nursery. It is called MedveOtthon or Bear Farm.
Bears who live on this farm came from different places and were on a farm for a variety of reasons: some of them when they were circus performers and some previously been movie stars and make your Vlad the cinema, there are also those who have suffered from ill-treatment of people.
They come here as adults and children in order to feed the bear honey. You can feed the bears and they love it.
Living conditions of the bears are made to be as close as possible to the natural environment. Perhaps this is why some bears who last lived close to people starting to run wild. Sometimes at the net you can watch real bear fights.
Also on the territory inhabited by wolves, deer and raccoons.
Tickets cost 1000HUF per person.
Medvék és farkasok otthona, 2112, Veresegyház, Patak u. 39
Palace Museum Nagytétény Castle (Hung. Nagytétényi Kastélymúzeum) was previously owned by the family of Saraz-Rudnyanskogo who is a representative of one of the most affluent families in Hungary. Today the palace houses the Museum of European furniture and clothing.
Nagytétény Castle Museum was built in the Baroque style in the XVIII century.
When you visit the museum you can get acquainted with decorative ornaments, antique furniture and objects of clothing. The museum houses about 300 items and some of them are about 500 years old.
January - February: Fri, Sat, Sun 10: 00-16: 00, Mon and Thurs - closed
March - December: Mon-Sun 10: 00-18: 00
In this post, we introduce you some unique theme cafes in Budapest to visit.
The cat café is a small place but it attracts visitors. Currently, the cafe is home to around 10 different breed cats who are well maintained and friendly. In the menu you can find dishes "Award cats" - if you want to treat one of the pets .You can play with any animal in this place. It is the perfect weekend spot for families with kids or just cat lovers!
Address: Budapest, Révay u. 3, | Budapest District 6 10 65 Hungary
The Zoo café which is located in the center of Budapest near Kalvin ter, hosts a surprising variety of exotic animals. You can find snakes, parrots, Chinese water dragon, Pogona reptiles and many more!
After ordering the animals will be brought to you one by one. You will also be instructed on how to care for them and pet them as well.
It is a great chance to meet and touch animals while enjoying a nice drink.
Address: Budapest, Fejér György u. 3, 1053
You can find an interesting combination of laundry and coffee on Lónyai Street. If you need to do a laundry, you need to wait. This is why there is a coffee! The laundry and drying process takes around an hour during which you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee. The laundry-café is open 24/7 all year around.
Address: Budapest, Lónyay u. 20, 1093