We’re slowly leaving behind the last rays of sunshine of Indian summer just to find ourselves in the middle of foggy October. There’s no other choice left: your favourite open-air hangout needs to be replaced with something indoors. Here are our top recommendations to watch the autumnal downpours from.
1061 Budapest, Jókai tér 8.
Named after Mária Szepes’ novel on Eastern philosophy, Vörös Oroszlán (Red Lion) Tea House is the centre of positivity thanks to its selected tea types, friendly service and its very own tree of life. Whatever tea you like, you will for sure find it under 8 Jókai tér; in fact, you may take it home with you, too! If you long for an authentic tea house experience, book one of Vörös Oroszlán’s separated rooms, and enjoy a fine cup of tea or coffee while making yourself comfortable in the myriad of cushions.
1016 Budapest, Czakó utca 15.
Located in District I, Czakó kert awaits its guest every day from 9 AM to 10.30 PM with its own vineyard, wine cellar, a barn that is home to a bistro and a confectionery, and an outside local market on Saturday mornings. Boasting the freshest local products, their seasonal menu changes every week, including brunch, lunch and dinner offers, delicious cakes and pastries, as well as craft beers and fine wines. Surrounded by glass window walls, Czakó kert is a perfect place to hide away from the grey weekdays.
1088 Budapest, Bródy Sándor u. 13.
Bródy Sándor utca’s Sirius Tea House dates back to 2002: 16 years ago, it first opened as a private club. From the street, you have to enter through a basement door that will lead you to an ordinary-looking lounge area with a bar and a few tables. Should you discover the place further, you’ll get to know the real Sirius atmosphere and its Narnia-like secret rooms. Get lost for a few hours with a mug of hot tea or chocolate, and enjoy the calmness.