What’s New, Budapest? – May

If you are looking for new places, tastes and styles, this month won’t let you down! Let’s see some of the latest sparks of the Hungarian gastro scene!

Salon Drinks & Cuts

The rustic style Salon Drinks & Cuts is situated on the lively Madách Imre út, merging the taste of a refreshing fruit squash or a fiery whisky with the feel of a great new haircut. During the day the barber-bar serves delicious pick-me-ups and heavenly cakes on the ground floor, as well as finger foods to refill your exhausted batteries. When the night falls and the hair salon upstairs closes its doors, Salon transforms into a bustling bar, offering wines, Belgian brews, gins and a wide range of other drink specialties. Whether you decide to drop by for a haircut or a drink, you can be sure to leave our doorstep as a renewed person!

1075 Budapest, Madách Imre út 10.

Astor Food Room

Located in the heart of downtown Pest right around the corner from Astoria, Astor Food Room is the city’s newest culinary hotspot, serving deliciously simple dishes in a mouthwatering manner, representing the best of Hungarian and international cuisines. The line of flavorful soups, Italian pasta dishes, spicy stews and heavenly desserts is complemented by beer specialties and a sunlit terrace, providing the perfect backdrop for a great time, whatever time you choose to visit the place – though around noon is highly recommended, as they offer great lunch deals!

1075 Budapest, Károly körút 1


Pre-Go is situated at Buda’s busiest traffic junction, on the recently refurbished Széll Kálmán tér, offering all the small things that make a perfect morning or a quick and filling lunch. The stylish venue’s main attractions are their hedonistic coffee creations and healthy and varied pasta dishes (prepared with home-made pasta), but they also serve tasty toasts and crispy-fresh sandwiches for those who only have time for a few quick bites. Being in the immediate vicinity of a number of important tram lines, bus stops and a metro station, Pre-Go is already a favourite place for thousands of people, and we can only hope that other Pre-Go spots will soon be springing up around the city!

1024 Budapest, Széll Kálmán tér

Salad Box Nyugati

Mixing together what it means to be a fast food restaurant and a healthy culinary joint, Salad Box (situated at Nyugati Railway Station) offers filling and hearty salads full of vitamins, fiber and nutrition made right in front of your eyes.There are 9 different salads to choose from, or you can assemble your own delicious green dream from a base ingredient (grilled chicken, bacon, tuna, beef, smoked salmon or halloumi), 5 toppings (baby spinach, pineapple, various peppers, onions, eggs, peas, carrots, radishes, arugula, grapes, celery, beets and more) and a sauce.

1062 Budapest, Teréz körút 55.

Flat White

While Pest is teeming with specialty coffee houses, the new wave of contemporary coffee culture has escaped the Buda side – until now! Flat White opened its doors at the beginning of April in the neighbourhood of comfy Kolosy tér, sitting right on the fence between Óbuda and Újlak. The two most defining characteristics of the venue are its huge windows and artificial grass floor, making the place resembling more like a nice park, rather than a café. Flat White awaits you with cold pressed smoothies, various coffee blends from 42 Coffee, morning burgers and French toast all throughout the day!

1037 Budapest, Szépvölgyi út 15.

Madal Espresso & Brew Bar

The latest shop of trendsetter specialty café chain Madal (named after late philosopher Sri “Madal” Chinmoy) has opened its doors a couple of weeks back in a spacious venue just a stone’s throw away from the Hungarian Parliament building. Madal provides coffee enthusiasts with cups of delicious light roasted java, cascara teas, a laid-back atmosphere dominated by wooden surfaces and a friendly service. If you want to know what it feels like to have coffee on an island of peace, make sure to pay a visit to Budapest’s largest specialty coffeehouse!

1054 Budapest, Alkotmány utca 4.

El Asador de Pata Negra

Budapest’s favourite tapas chain has opened its third restaurant on Paulay Ede utca, bringing to tables the best what Spain has to offer. The minimal style venue’s centerpiece is a charcoal oven the two owners had brought to Budapest straight from Barcelona, which is used to prepare virtually every item on the menu, from steaks and salmon through potatoes to even the desserts! The ingredients are predominantly sourced from Spanish farmers and producers whom the owners personally picked while discovering the country, ensuring a high quality culinary experience.

1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede utca 39.

Három Tarka Macska

Három Tarka Macska (“Three Motley Cats”) is a self-professed artisanal bakery shop situated in Pest’s Újlipótváros neighbourhood, near Jászai Mari tér. The breads, croissants, baguettes, milk loafs, chocolate rolls and other bakery products are made on the site from ten different types of flour, all procured from a French flour mill for maximum taste and quality. Besides obtaining your daily bread, you can also sit down and spend a nice and filling breakfast here (or an even more decadent Sunday brunch), or have a chat with your friend over a hot cup of coffee.

1137 Budapest, Pozsonyi út 41.