There are so many cool places opening in Budapest, it’s hard to choose which one to try. Don’t worry, we got your back! Here are the newest spots you don’t want to miss.
Drop by Csíki Sörplacc if you want to enjoy one of the city’s most beautiful views, the authentic Székely chimney cake (dating back to the 1700s) baked on live charcoal, and the most beloved beers of Transylvania in the same place, at the same time. Situated at the northern front of Bálna Budapest, Csíki Sörplacc is the go-to venue if you’re looking for a Danube panorama and heavenly hot flavors while bobbing your head to smooth live music, as they regularly host acoustic concerts and serve the signature dishes of Székely Land.
1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 11-12.
Located right next to the Kolosy tér stop of tramways 17, 19 and 41, Kiskockás is the comfy Újlak neighbourhood’s newest culinary player. Although the area is dotted by eateries, ranging from traditional Japanese sushi buffets and Vietnamese soup bars to Italian fast food chains and humus bars, there still was a niche left unfilled: that of grilled meats and sausages. Besides the succulent and palatable animal carcasses, what Kiskockás brings to the table are familiarity, a homely atmosphere and friendly prices.
1036 Budapest, Bécsi út 34-36.
GUSTO Delicate Budapest
You’ve seen a great fusili recipe online, but haven’t the faintest of idea where to buy that Italian Asiago cheese without which the dish won’t be complete? Not to worry! The Downtown Market Hall has been reliably the city’s number one center of gastronomy for a good few years now. Recently, the turn-of-the-century building welcomed a long-needed addition to its list of culinary wonders: GUSTO Delicate is an all-needs delicatessen store, providing gourmets with everything they’d want to stockpile on in their cupboards in preparation for more dire times, from fine wines and cold cuts to cheese specialties and artisanal salt.
1054 Budapest, Hold utca 13.
Get a taste of days gone by at Cupákos, the Pest downtown’s latest newcomer, where (almost) everything revolves around meat. This “carnivore heaven” (their words, not ours!) aims to bring back the world of retro butcher shops and wants to make eating meat with meat hip again. Situated on the corner of Dob utca and Kazinczy utca, the staff of Cupákos don’t kid around when it comes to their menu: each one of their items contain at least one type of meat (including duck, pork, chicken and beef), even their dessert (chocolate with pork-corn and Kaiserschmarren)!
1074 Budapest, Dob utca 31.
Hotsy Totsy Budapest
Bar and barbershop – two twists in one swirl. Recreating the edge of the 1920s, the stylish staff of Hotsy Totsy delivers an atmosphere even the great Dillinger would have loved: classic cocktails and fiery spirits await you here together with the sharpest blades. At Hotsy Totsy, comfort is served in crystal glasses, haircuts with a unique and professional attitude, and drinks in an elegant, manly manner. Experience first-hand the welcoming service of Hotsy Totsy and let yourself be transported back in time a hundred years ago, helped by classic jazz tunes and a vintage décor.
1074 Budapest, Síp utca 24.
The second fruit of the collaboration between MagNet Bank and Házikó has opened its delicious doors in the middle of June on Újbuda’s Bartók Béla út, catering to people who are looking for a fresh and healthy meal, and for whom sustainability is of utmost importance. Here you can learn everything about the ingredients put on your plate, whether they had ended up in a salad, sandwich, soup or something sweeter. Daily deals, great coffees, and a new, tasty and transparent connection between the countryside and Budapest await you inside Farmbistro.
1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 34.
Budapest’s newest riverside venue is situated a tad bit off the beaten path: Kabin is found at Népsziget, a small island north of the center, enticing visitors with the closeness of the river, refreshing drinks, a cool beach party atmosphere, and amazing sunsets. The kid- and dog friendly venue boasts an outdoor grill kitchen and a nice enough variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, from lemonades to spritzers, as well as movie screenings and live music performances from time to time. Within a 15 minutes long walking distance to Újpest Városkapu metro station, Kabin can be reached from the city center in around 35 minutes.
1138 Budapest, Népsziget
This DIY hangout spot is also located on Népsziget, but it operates on a whole other premise compared to Kabin: thought up by Zsolt Szakál and Tomi Budha, Colorbar is a ruin bar of sorts, but with a focus on upcycling vintage and retro furniture and other household items from Austria, Denmark and Hungary. Only top quality stuff here! Opening hours are a matter of telephone call check-ins, but it’s well worth keeping an eye on their Facebook as well, for you never know when’s the next open-air grill cookout being organized!
1044 Budapest, Népsziget, Zsilip utca 9.