Let us introduce you to a stylish wine bar, the newly reopened Museum of Fine Arts, a sweaty CrossFit gym, and 5 other places we highly recommend you to visit in the last month of 2018.
1136 Budapest, Pannónia utca 13.
Újlipótváros neighbourhood’s Vini Cicchetteria draws its name from the Venetian snack cicchetti, a tapas-like plate composed of tiny sandwiches, olives, and other toppings, accompanied by a glass of Italian wine. Situated three minutes on foot from Jászai Mari tér, Vini Cicchetteria provides its guests with a dose of dolce vita and an air of North Italian atmosphere, serving unique wines, handmade aperitivo foods, authentic Italian coffee, sweets, as well as Italian juices, from 7 AM on weekdays till late at night.
1066 Budapest, Weiner Leó utca 6.
Serving premium Dallmayr coffees as well as richly topped sandwiches and homemade pastries, downtown’s MrSale Café will sate all of your culinary needs: besides ambrosial cakes, fresh salads and divine dips, mouth-watering breakfast bites are also available at the tiny café. When you drop by MrSale, don’t forget to try their refreshing spritzers made from the wines of Szekszárd’s Lajvér Winery, mixed with the likes of rosewater, black currant syrup, or lavender syrup. On the 15th of every month the venue gives place to the literary events of DRÓT Magazine.
1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41.
After a complete refurbishment that has taken three years, Heroes’ Square’s landmark building, the Museum of Fine Arts reopened its gigantic doors to the public on 31 October. Complete with brand new exhibition spaces, a restaurant offering reinvented Hungarian dishes, the restored Roman Hall, and an assortment of paintings from the National Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts now showcases pieces of art from Hungary and abroad, from ancient times up until the end of the 18th century, with antiquities from Egypt and drawings from Leonardo amongst its grand collection.
1136 Budapest, Hegedűs Gyula utca 14.
Why wait until the start of 2019 to begin tackling your fitness goals? Recently opened CrossFit Grund invites you only a two-minute walk away from Nyugati railway station, providing 30 sweaty crossfit trainings per week on 1,000 square metres, focusing on a different workout each day. From full body functional training to weightlifting and crossfit gymnastics, you can test your muscles and willpower through a number of disciplines in a supporting environment, as part of Budapest’s most diverse crossfit community. The first time is free!
1074 Budapest, Dohány utca 63/B.
Dohány utca’s Find Food Two is located a couple of minutes from Blaha Lujza tér, serving filling breakfast options including the avocado toast (the Instagram Era’s most photographed food item), as well as Hungarian tapas variations, a range of mains like pulled pork burger or hummus platter, and light desserts such as the granola & yogurt bowl with spicy fruit ragout. Once you have finished your meal, wash it down with one of Find Food Two’s many Hungarian microbrews, or ask for a light roasted Costa Rican pick-me-up, the courtesy of Lucky Cap roastery.
1071 Budapest, Rottenbiller utca 39.
Jászapáti’s famous Guri Brewery (established in 1995) has opened its second Budapest venue, offering the family owned beer factory’s delicious Hungarian craft beers on tap and in bottle. Found a couple of blocks away from the Király utca stop of trams 4 and 6, Grand Guri Beer House entices guests on three levels with great service, reasonable prices (a pint goes for 690 HUF on average), live sports broadcasts, and tasty pub fares, including smokey chili beans, homemade sausages, pulled pork wraps, and Gundel pancakes.
1087 Budapest, Baross tér underpass
You’re in a hurry to catch your train at Keleti railway station but you’re also desperately craving for a slice of sugary delight? Fahéj Confectionery to the rescue! Located in the underpass facing the busy train terminal, Fahéj Confectionery is here to save your sweet tooth with wonderful confection creations, ranging from macarons and apple strudels to chocolate rolls, Eszterházy cake and cremeschnitte. What’s more, they also serve desserts free of lactose, sugar and flour, aimed at those with special dietary needs.
1094 Budapest, Ferenc tér 1.
Fill the Winebox started as an online wine shop founded by three wine-loving friends, offering a variety of exciting whites, reds and rosés from all over the globe. Finally, the guys have set up their first IRL boutique just a few minutes’ walk from the Mester utca stop of trams 4 and 6, where you can taste while you shop. Whether you’re an amateur or an aficionado of the wine world, you can be sure that you’ll find a bottle or two for your liking. How about a red wine from Portugal’s Douro region, Santos&Seixo winery, or a white from France’s Marrenon wine estate?