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Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks

Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Why do you like summer? Because of sunshine, warm summer nights or having fun at the seaside? Well, Budapest doesn’t have a sea, albeit it has a river called Danube! And along the Danube, you’ll find many places to revel in sunlight, enjoy the sunset or just watch the river and the beautiful landmarks of Budapest. Grab a drink and let the colours of the sun mesmerize you. You can choose from many open-air bars to fancy the sunset, so I collected you the best outdoor bars to visit in summer along the Danube in Budapest.

Most of these outdoor bars are closed in the cold season, only two of them are open during the whole year. Find your favourite(s), browse on the map.

The address and opening times are also included in the post, but it can change anytime, especially the opening time, so check it on their sites to not miss your dreamy sunset.

Let’s see the best outdoor bars to visit along the Danube in Budapest!

Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró

Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró offers a special and unique experience with the Danube at your feet. The closeness of the Danube gives a special atmosphere to this place. Here you can even walk into the river.

Or just sit on a colourful summer chair and enjoy the view with a drink 😉 The drink menu includes tasty lemonade, wine, beer and a few cocktails. They use reusable cups, which costs 250 HUF (refundable). This amount has to be paid by cash, but the other items can be paid by card.

If you’re hungry, search for their colourful food truck next to the promenade, which offers a few food options like paninis, salads, fish & chips, chicken skewers, picnic bowls. Then just pay attention to the flag with your number (you’ll know what I’m talking about).

Fellini is located at Római part (Római embankment), so it’s a bit far from the city centre, but it’s easily accessible by boat. The public transport boat service (timetables on the homepage of the BKK) stops at the main attractions of Budapest, just take on wherever you want in the centre and boat D12 will take you to Római part.

You can take other types of public transportation like bus or suburban railways (HÉV), or rent a bicycle and enjoy the summer breeze.

Before going, be aware of the season and water level, because in spring and early summer the water level can be higher so you might not have the same vibe as in mid or late summer!

 

Website: Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró

Instagram: @fellini_romai_kulturbisztro

Address: 1039 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos üdülőpart 5.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 2 pm – 12 am, Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 12 am

Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kabin

Kabin is also situated at the northern part of Budapest, actually from there, you can see Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró on the opposite side. Though you can’t access this open-air bar by boat (only if you have a private one…), the easiest way is going by metro and walking a bit on the southern part of the bridge (the northern walkway doesn’t have a stair leading to the Danube bank).

Grab a drink in your reusable cup (refundable) and if you’re lucky, you can have your own cabin to enjoy your drink with a view of the Danube. If you’re hungry just order some tasty food like hamburger, sausage, nachos or veggie dip.

Bring some cash, they don’t accept card!

On weekends, live music is provided by local DJs, get ready for the party!

 

Facebook: Kabin

Instagram: @kabinpart

Address: 1138 Budapest, Népsziget str. 727.

Opening time: Monday – Thursday: 12 pm – 12 am, Friday: 12 pm – 1 am, Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 12 am

Kabin - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kabin - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kabin - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kabin - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kadarka Bárka

Kadarka Bárka on Margaret Island is famous for its wine selection, just like the Kadarka Wine Bar on Király street. They even have wine flavoured ice cream, which was quite good. You won’t stay without a drink, if you’re not a wine fan, they also serve beer and cocktails and at the food stall, you can order lángos or other Hungarian dishes.

The beach vibe is guaranteed by the sand and small palm trees, however, you won’t have a direct connection with the river.

 

Facebook: Kadarka Bárka

Instagram: @kadarkabarka

Address: 1138 Budapest, Margaret Island, next to the MAC (Athletic Center) 

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 3 pm – 1 am

Kadarka Bárka - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kadarka Bárka - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Pontoon

Pontoon has a perfect location at the foot of the Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) with a view to Castle District, Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. You can sit at the side of the river, watch the sunset and enjoy live music every day. Live music is performed in different genres by local bands before sunset and quality techno and party music after sunset. Check their facebook for events.

Besides music, every kind of drinks is available (in a refundable reusable cup): cocktails, spirits, wines, beers, lemonade and even more. I also have to mention their tasty pizza 😛 See, this place is close to paradise, therefore it can be very busy during summer afternoons and nights. I’m sure you’ll find your seat or your place on the dancefloor!

Just be careful at the edge of the embankment!

 

Facebook: Pontoon 

Instagram: @pontoon_budapest

Address: 1052 Budapest, Id. Antall József str. 1.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 12 pm – 12 am, Saturday – Sunday: 11 am – 12 am

Pontoon - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Pontoon - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Pontoon - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Raqpart bar

Raqpart is the neighbour of Pontoon, only the Chain Bridge divides them. The view of the Castle District is also gorgeous from here.

I have to admit that I’ve never tried out this bar because I have a thing for Pontoon, so I always went to the other side of the bridge…

 

Website: Raqpart

Instagram: @raqpart

Address: 1051 Budapest, Jane Haining str.

Opening time: Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 12 pm – 1 am, Tuesday, Friday – Saturday: 12 pm – 4 am, Wednesday: 12 pm – 1:30 am

Raqpart bar - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Raqpart bar - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Piazza Budapest (formerly called Terasz)

Piazza Budapest is located on the impressive Március 15. square, next to Erzsébet Bridge, with a view to the Gellért Hill and Citadel. The square is big, bright and partly green, however, it doesn’t have a direct connection to the river.

Piazza is like an urban jungle with plants and neon lights. Only the reusable cups are ruining the jungle mood. My wine was served is a wine plastic glass, which looked a bit creepy (no photos), though the wine tasted good.

A kitchen, offering a few dishes, is also part of the place. The salad I tried was tasty, but the portion was too small compared to its price.

 

Website: Piazza Budapest

Instagram: @piazzabudapest

Address: 1054 Budapest, Március 15. sqr.

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 12 pm – 10 pm

Piazza Budapest (formerly called Terasz) - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Piazza Budapest (formerly called Terasz) - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Esetleg Bar & Bistro in Bálna Budapest

Esetleg owns an outdoor and indoor area as well, so it operates during colder seasons too. Regardless of the season, the view is always amazing and this a perfect place to watch the sunset with a sight to Gellért Hill and Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd).

The friendly waiters will serve you whatever you want from the menu, I highly recommend their cocktail and wine selection. The food menu also offers many options including international and Hungarian dishes alike.

It’s recommended to reserve a table for warm summer nights.

 

Website: Esetleg

Instagram: @esetlegbp

Address: 1093 Budapest, Fővám sqr. 11-12.

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 12 am

Esetleg Bar & Bistro in Bálna Budapest - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Lecsó in Esetleg Bar & Bistro in Bálna Budapest - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

The view from Esetleg Bar & Bistro in Bálna Budapest - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Jónás Craft Beer House in Bálna Budapest

Jónás Kézműves Sörház is also situated in Bálna Budapest with a terrace as well as an indoor area, so it functions during every season. Besides craft beers, you can drink wine and lemonade too, moreover, satisfy your hunger with hamburger, sandwiches and other snacks.

 

Facebook: Jónás Kézműves Sörház

Address: 1093 Budapest, Fővám sqr. 11-12.

Opening time: Monday: 12 pm – 12 am, Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am – 12 am, Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 2 am, Sunday: closed

Jónás Craft Beer House in Bálna Budapest - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Valyo – closed permanently

I loved this place, which was at the foot of Rákóczi Bridge, but it’s closed permanently. Bad news 🙁

Valyo - closed permanently - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Valyo - closed permanently - Budapest’s best outdoor bars along the Danube, a local’s picks | Aliz’s Wonderland

Now you know the best outdoor bars to enjoy a drink (or more) along the Danube in Budapest. Places at the riverside, especially open-air bars, have a specific atmosphere, don’t miss this memorable adventure while you’re staying in Budapest.

These posts about Budapest might be also interesting for you:

Leave a comment below, and tell me which was your favourite outdoor bar in Budapest?!

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8 outdoor bars you cannot miss along the Danube in Budapest | Aliz’s Wonderland

Denmark,Travel tips & Destinations

Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary

Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Copenhagen was always on top of my list, so this August I spend 3 days in Copenhagen with my friend. Of course, I enthusiastically planned our trip: what to see, which tower to climb, which are the cutest streets, where to drink specialty coffee, where to eat cinnamon bun and where to find cheap food. I’m happy to share our Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary with you and I’ll show how we discovered the capital of Denmark. Follow our trip on Google My Maps below.

The perfect 3-day itinerary for Copenhagen, Denmark

Day 1

  • Breakfast and coffee at Torvehallerne food market
  • Botanical Garden
  • The King’s Garden + Rosenborg castle
  • Landemærket + The Round Tower
  • Lunch and coffee at Democratic Coffee
  • Magstraede
  • Walking through Christiansborg Slot
  • Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center
  • Little shopping and wandering in HAY house and Illums Bolighus
  • Tivoli Gardens

Day 2

  • Breakfast at Coffee Collective Bernikow
  • Canal Tour
  • Walking through the Knippelsbro to Christianshavn
  • Circle bridge + walking along the canal
  • Church of Our Saviour
  • Christiania
  • Lunch at Reffen street food market
  • Copenhagen Contemporary
  • Krøyers Plads + Inderhavnsbroen bridge
  • Nyhavn

Day 3

  • Breakfast and coffee at Torvehallerne food market
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Kastellet
  • Designmuseum Denmark
  • Frederik’s Church
  • Amalienborg
  • Royal Danish Playhouse
  • Nyhavn again
  • Coffee at Atelier September
  • Smorrebrod for lunch
  • National Aquarium Denmark
  • Kastrup Sea Bath + Amager Strandpark

How to spend 3 days in Copenhagen?

Day 1 – Sunday

Our first thing was to purchase a 72 hour Copenhagen Card, which includes free public transport and free admissions to many attractions. On the website, you can even calculate how much you can save.

Breakfast at Torvehallerne

Torvehallerne food market is located in the centre, so it’s easy to start the day there, get some energy and discover the city. Its official opening time is 10 am, but a few places are already open before 10 am. Fresh market offers very colourful, healthy and tasty breakfasts like chia puddings and fruit bowls and Coffee Collective will provide your morning coffee.

Torvehallerne food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Coffee Collective at Torvehallerne food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Botanical Garden and Palm House

Just walk 2 blocks to reach the Botanical Garden. Visiting the garden is free, you only have to pay to access the amazing Palm House and the Butterfly House, believe me, you want to see those banana trees, palm trees and the other tropical and subtropical green beauties.

  • Admission: Palm House – 60 DKK (free with Copenhagen Card)

Botanical Garden and Palm House - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Botanical Garden and Palm House - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Botanical Garden and Palm House - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Botanical Garden and Palm House - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Botanical Garden and Butterfly House - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

The King’s Garden (Kongens Have) and Rosenborg castle

Next to the Botanical Garden, you’ll find the King’s Garden with the Rosenborg castle and its Royal Danish Collection. We just walked around the castle and the garden then headed to discover the streets of the Old Town.

  • Prices: Garden – free, Rosenborg castle – 110 DKK (free with Copenhagen Card)

The King's Garden (Kongens Have) and Rosenborg castle - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Landemaerket and The Round Tower

Landemaerket is one of the cutest streets in the Old Town of Copenhagen. It starts at King’s Garden and ends at the Round Tower (Rundetaarn), which is a 35-meter tall panorama tower and was built between 1637-42. The spiral ramp to the top was a bit busy (yep, had to wait a lot for the photo below…), but it’s worth the view.

  • Price: 25 DKK (free with Copenhagen Card)

Landemaerket in the Old Town of Copenhagen - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Round Tower (Rundetaarn) - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Round Tower (Rundetaarn) - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Panorama from Round Tower (Rundetaarn) - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Small lunch and coffee at Democratic Coffee

After adoring the view from the tower, we deserved another coffee and a small lunch at Democratic Coffee. You can choose from pastries and sandwiches, I couldn’t resist the almond croissant and specilaty coffee.

Democratic Coffee - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Wandering in the Old Town and Christiansborg Palace

Discover the cute streets of the Old Town, don’t miss Snaregade and Magstraede, which are the two of the oldest streets there.

The island with Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot) is in the neighbourhood, we just checked the palace from outside, but if you’re into royal interiors and chapel, explore the inside of the palace (free with Copenhagen Card).

Magstraede - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center

Nikolaj Kunsthal is an always changing art centre located in the almost 500-year old Church of Saint Nicholas. The bright spaces of the church give the art pieces a special atmosphere. Visiting the tower is also possible as part of a guided tour, though we already had our panorama, so we choose to dive deeper into Danish design.

  • Price: 70 DKK – (free with Copenhagen Card)

Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Discovering the Danish design

The shopping street and square, Stroget and Amagertorv are one minute from the art centre, so on the way to Tivoli Gardens, you can stop at HAY house and Illums Bolighus to dig into the Scandinavian design.

HAY house is located on the upper floors. Skip the elevator, the staircase looks amazing with murals and colourful glasses. The shop area is even better with a view of the city, the stylish furniture and design products.

The store of Illums Bolighus is huge and showcases the most amazing Scandinavian products. You might find your perfect souvenir there.

HAY house - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

HAY house - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

HAY house - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is more than an amusement park, it’s a huge garden with lakes and many many attractions for every age and every kind of adventure. Unfortunately, the rain caught us and we didn’t want to get wet on any rollercoaster, so we just walked around and adored the garden.

Be aware, if you own a Copenhagen Card, you should access from Vesterbrogade, not the other entrance.

  • Price: 130 DKK (free with Copenhagen Card) + price per ride (30-90DKK)

Tivoli Gardens - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Tivoli Gardens - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Tivoli Gardens - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Day 2 – Monday

Breakfast at Coffee Collective Bernikow

Check another Coffee Collective for more flat whites and cinnamon rolls to start your 2nd day. Both were delicious!

Breakfast at Coffee Collective Bernikow - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Breakfast at Coffee Collective Bernikow - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Canal Tour

Time to discover the city from a different angle! Copenhagen Card includes a one-hour guided canal tour! The boat departed from Ved Stranden 26. and went back to the same bridge after an hour, during that hour it passed by Nyhavn, sailed to the upper part of the river, so you’ll see the Opera, ski slope (Amager Bakke) and Little Mermaid from the distance, which was barely visible regarding its size. The boat went along the canals of Christianshavn, then at the Circle Bridge returned to the main canal, passed by some contemporary buildings like Black Diamond, Blox and arrived at the starting point.

  • Price: 95 DKK (free with Copenhagen Card)

One-hour guided canal tour - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

One-hour guided canal tour - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

One-hour guided canal tour - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Christianshavn

After taking off the boat, walk through Knippelsbro to explore the other side of the river called Christianshavn. You can cross the Circle Bridge and stroll along the canal.

If you are looking for the best panorama, climb the 90-meter tall Church of Our Saviour. When we get there, the queue was quite big, so we decided to return later, however, the queue didn’t get smaller, we had to wait for 20 minutes to climb the 400 steps to the top. Yep, 400 steps… Though it didn’t seem that much 😉 The view was magnificent to the city, you’ll see loads of towers in the centre, canals, orange rooftops, ski slope, Reffen, Christiania…

Freetown Christiania is also located there and used to be a military area, but today it’s a hippie town for its community. Take a walk there and enjoy the bohemian, hippie atmosphere (surrounded by the smell of marijuana…).

  • Price: Church of Our Saviour – 35 DKK (free with Copenhagen Card)

Circle bridge - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Circle bridge - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Christianshavn - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Christianshavn - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Christianshavn - Church of Our Saviour - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Christianshavn - Church of Our Saviour - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Christianshavn - Church of Our Saviour - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Freetown Christiania - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

 

Freetown Christiania - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Lunch at Reffen street food market

Take a bus from Christianshavn to the foodie paradise called Reffen street food market. First, we were wandering around adoring the colourful containers function as food stalls and were thinking about what to eat. Smorrebrod, taco, hot dog, Italian, burger, grill, sushi, ice cream? I chose a traditional Danish hot dog at Nordic Hotdog, and I’m still happy with my choice. It looked beautiful and it tasted super good. And Reffen Coffee Roasters won’t let you stay without coffee 😉

The food stalls only accept card, if you want to pay by cash, at “Little Village” you can top-up a card and refund the rest of the money later.

Reffen street food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Reffen street food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Reffen street food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Nordic Hotdog at Reffen street food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Nordic Hotdog at Reffen street food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Reffen Coffee Roasters at Reffen street food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Copenhagen Contemporary

On Monday, the museums are closed, so we didn’t have a chance to check out Copenhagen Contemporary, but if you’re a contemporary art lover, put this museum on your list.

After lunch at the river, take a bus back to Christianshavn, wander around Krøyers Plads to adore the Danish contemporary architecture and then you can return to the other side of the river through Inderhavnsbroen bridge.

Nyhavn

Nyhavn is one of the most-visited parts of the city, the streets along the canal were full of tourist taking photos and wandering (just like us…). The canal used to be a busy commercial port, nowadays, the colourful houses and restaurant are attracting the people. Rajissimo 3 ice cream and waffle place also attracted us 😛 Are you ready for ice cream?

Nyhavn - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Nyhavn - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Nyhavn - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Day 3 – Tuesday

Our flight left only in the afternoon, so we dropped off our luggage at a LuggageHero storage, which has many locations in Copenhagen, book your luggage a place, just be aware of their opening times, some of them only open later. The counting will start only in the shop when you drop off your bag and you stop it on your phone when you’re back to pick it up and pay automatically with your card… Super easy!

Breakfast at Torvehallerne

We returned to the Torvehallerne food market to try out the famous Danish open sandwich called smorrebrod, but they opened only at 10, so I tried out a cinnamon roll at Lauras bakery and a flat white at Coffee Collective 😛

Breakfast at Torvehallerne food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Breakfast at Torvehallerne food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Breakfast at Torvehallerne food market - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

The Little Mermaid

To save some time, you can take a train to Osterport station and walk a bit to see Copenhagen’s most famous statue, The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), which is called little with a good reason. It’s little! So it’s easier to notice a lot of tourists than the statue. Though if you’re in Copenhagen, you have to see it…

The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Walking on the top of Kastellet

A pentagon-shaped fortress surrounded by water called Kastellet is located close to the statue and you can walk on the grassy top of the pentagon shape. It offers great view to the river and its neighbouring.

Walking on the top of Kastellet - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Walking on the top of Kastellet - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Designmuseum Denmark

A must-visit place for Danish design lovers! Designmuseum Denmark is a home of many many beautiful Danish furniture and design product. My favourite parts were the Arne Jacobsen’s famous chairs and “The Danish Chair” affair, which is a corridor with the most significant Danish chairs. Don’t forget to check on the way out the amazing museum shop with awesome books, design goods and accessories.

  • Price: 115 DKK (free with Copenhagen Card)

Designmuseum Denmark - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Designmuseum Denmark - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Designmuseum Denmark - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Frederik’s Church and Amalienborg

From the museum, move towards the river passing by Frederik’s Church and Amalienborg. At the riverbank, we just enjoyed the view of the blue water and the Opera on the other side.

Frederik's Church - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Opera - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Smorrebrod and coffee for lunch

We couldn’t leave Copenhagen without trying out one of their most famous food, the open sandwich called smorrebrod. After walking along Nyhavn we started our hunt for smorrebrod and in the cute courtyard of Boltens food court we found it! The thin rye bread was barely visible under the toppings, which were super tasty and beautiful.

Coffee time again! Café Atelier September was only a few blocks away, so you can test their coffees, the flat white passed my test 😛

We went back to the LuggageHero storage for our luggage and headed to the metro.

Smorrebrod for lunch at Boltens food court - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Smorrebrod for lunch - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Café Atelier September - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

National Aquarium Denmark

On the way to the airport (20 minutes by metro from the centre), stop at the National Aquarium Denmark (Den Bla Planet) to see the fishes of the largest aquarium of Northern Europe. The building is an architectural beauty in itself, moreover, it’s a home of 400 species from all over the world.

  • Price: 180 DKK (free with Copenhagen Card)

National Aquarium Denmark - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

National Aquarium Denmark - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

National Aquarium Denmark - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

National Aquarium Denmark - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

National Aquarium Denmark - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kastrup Sea Bath + Amager Strandpark

If you are that close to the sea, take a walk (especially if it’s sunny) and check the Danish sea. A few people were in the water at Kastrup Sea Bath (Kastrup Sobad), which is a wooden structure in the sea, protecting from waves.

Walk further to reach Amager Strandpark with its lovely sandy beach.

Time to go to the airport…

Kastrup Sea Bath - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Amager Strandpark - Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

And yep, the 3 days are over… I could enjoy my time there for more than 3 days, but the number of my holidays is limited…

So our 3 days in Copenhagen looked like this. We enjoyed every moment of it without any rush. I’m sure, I’ll return to this gorgeous city, there’s a lot to see and more coffee shops to try out 😉 See you again one day, Copenhagen!

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Copenhagen 3-day travel itinerary | Aliz’s Wonderland

Hungary,Travel tips & Destinations

Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs – Part 2

Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs - Part 2 | Aliz’s WonderlandLet me continue my previous blog post with the Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs on the Buda side. Just like in Part 1, I’ll show you where to buy unique souvenirs and design products in Budapest.

Continue reading, if you are tired of buying the same kind of souvenirs and gifts over and over again and if you want to buy more than a pen with Budapest sign or fridge magnet. In the following Hungarian design shops of Budapest, you’ll see special and amazing stationeries, prints, accessories, ceramics, delicacies, slow life products and even more made by Hungarians. This way you can support the local artists and have a special memory about your trip.

Budapest shopping guide to the best Hungarian souvenirs – Part 2. – Buda side

Take a look at the map to locate the best design shops in Budapest, Buda and Pest together! Part 1 contains the best design shops of Pest side, check it out for more info and photos!

The address, prices and opening times are also included in the post, but it can change anytime, especially the opening time, so check it on their sites to not miss your dreamy souvenir.

Hunny – pálinka • art • gift

From the name, you can guess what they sell 😉 You can find some typical Hungarian souvenirs like pálinka in different sizes, wines, paprika and cookbooks with some Hungarian recipes.

They also sell clothes, accessories, ceramics, household and kitchenware products. The most stylish souvenirs are the colourful postcards and posters by Béla Magyar and the creative Folqa collection with water bottles, figures representing the Hungarian characters in a funny way.

This store used to be FIAN Concept, but it moved closer to Matthias Church (see the next one).

 

Website: Hunny

Address: 1014 Budapest, Fortuna str. 18.

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

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FIAN Koncept Design Shop

This cool design store is close to Matthias Church in the Castle district, so after checking out the church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, it’s time for some shopping.

You can choose from amazing jewellery by MASTRO, calendars and pins by Malinovka, stylish bags by SERTEES bags, clothes, backpacks, jewellery and ceramics by Blacklist Design, notebooks, books and the unmissable Budapest postcards by Anita Nemes, Barbsiegraphy and DOT for you.

 

Facebook: FIAN Koncept

Instagram: @fiankoncept

Address: 1014 Budapest, Úri str. 26. (entrance from Szentháromság str.)

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

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FIAN Koncept Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

FIAN Koncept Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Prezent Shop

If you’re on the way from Gellert Hill to Castle Garden Bazaar (Várkert Bazár), stop at Prezent Shop, where you’ll have a chance to buy design souvenirs, as well as green products and delicacies.

The deli section offers Hungarian artisan chocolates by Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé, teas and herbal salts by Bazsalikomos kert and chutneys by Katyvasz.

In addition of sustainable products by shamobags like wooden cutlery, produce bags, wooden toys, the store also features backpacks, leather wallets, organic clothes (also for babies) by Touch Me Not Clothing, Pamut Apparel, Nove Designs, Rokka Design and plant dyed silk scarves by BOTANIKA.

Finally, pick one (or more) from the different styles of postcards, prints, posters, notebooks and magnets by Urban Sidewalker, Anita Nemes, Malinovka, paperchaing, papetri paperworks, Budapest pattern.

 

Website: Prezent Shop

Instagram: @prezentbudapest

Address: 1013 Budapest, Döbrentei str. 16. 

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 10:30 am – 7 pm

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Prezent Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Prezent Shop- Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Delicacies in Prezent Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Repertory Concept Store

This stylish concept store sells designer clothes, bags and pieces of jewellery by Hungarian designers like DAIGE, the Mama Kin, SERTEES bags and Müskinn.

The displayed clothes, bags, Instax cameras, VaboWood plates, Anna Czakó ceramics, GreenWay candles, beauty products together create a perfect harmony with the colours and plants.

Even the cute dog of the friendly owner matches the design.

 

Website: Repertory Store

Instagram: @repertory_budapest

Address: 1111 Budapest, Budafoki str. 5.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 12 pm – 8 pm, Saturday: 11 pm – 6 pm, Sunday: closed

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Repertory Concept Store - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Repertory Concept Store - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Szia+ (Szia Adománybolt)

First, enter Szia Adománybolt, then turn right to see Szia+ shop. The store is colourful, vivid and full of life, just like its unique products.

Buy some vintage and hipster clothes, bags, backpacks, tote bags in every colour, extreme sunglasses, colourful socks with crazy and funny patterns, rings, earrings and necklaces in unique and not average shapes.

 

Facebook: Szia+

Instagram: sziaplus

Address: 1111 Budapest, Budafoki str. 17.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 12 am – 6 pm

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Szia+ (Szia Adománybolt) - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

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That’s for the Buda side, don’t forget to read where to buy the best Budapest inspired souvenirs on the Pest side. Spoiler alert! It has even more than the Buda side. If you’re interested in more Budapest inspired souvenirs, read my post about Budapest inspired illustrations, paintings and prints by Hungarian artists.

What are you waiting for? Read Part 1 to the Pest side

 

But first tell me, which was your favourite, leave a comment below and pin the photos for later to have it on Pinterest.

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Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs – Part 1.

Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s WonderlandDo you always shop souvenirs when visiting a new city or country? But aren’t you tired of buying the same kind of souvenirs and gifts over and over again? If you want to buy more than a pen with Budapest sign or fridge magnet or mug, choose extraordinary design souvenirs made by locals. This way you can support the local artists and have a special memory about your trip. I’ll show you where to buy unique souvenirs and design products in Budapest. Read my Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs!

Budapest shopping guide to the best Hungarian souvenirs – Part 1. – Pest side

Take a look at the map to locate the best design shops in Budapest, Buda and Pest together! Part 2 contains the best design shops of Buda side, check it out for more info and photos!

The address, prices and opening times are also included in the post, but it can change anytime, especially the opening time, so check it on their sites to not miss your dreamy souvenir. 

Urban Sidewalker Design Shop

The story of Urban Sidewalker began in 2014 with Balázs, the artist and his friend, Máté. Balázs draws freehand and uses digital techniques only for colouring. They started with maps capturing Budapest, its significant buildings and the Danube. If you are looking closely, you can discover the amazing details including tiny people on the streets of Budapest 🙂

Urban Sidewalker used to have a small hidden store on Károly street, fortunately, they moved to a bigger one on Akácfa street, where posters, design maps and postcards are available in many colour combination. You can also find concrete jewellery and clock.

They also attend on design fairs, Christmas markets and you can see their amazing Budapest inspired products in every other design shop in this blog post 🙂

 

Website: Urban Sidewalker

Instagram: @urbansidewalker

Address: 1072 Budapest, Akácfa str. 27.

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm

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Urban Sidewalker Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Urban Sidewalker Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Szimpla Design Shop

Szimpla Design Shop is next to the famous Szimpla kert and its interior resembles the ruin bar’s atmosphere and decoration.

In this small shop, you can find various styles of souvenirs like special postcards, posters, notebooks, mugs, home decor and design products, toys, jewellery and even more. They also sell Szimpla kert merchandise including funny postcards and tote bags.

 

Website: Szimpla Design Shop

Instagram: @szimpladesignshop

Address: 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy str. 14.

Opening time: Monday – Saturday : 12 am – 7 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm

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Szimpla Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Szimpla Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Köszi

Köszi means Thanks in English (if you didn’t know…) and you should say thanks because in Köszi you will find “Everything you didn’t know you needed”. The walls of the small and cute souvenir shop are covered with an amazing red&white wallpaper by redheads. Their other creations are displayed on the shelves.

Köszi sells products mainly by Hungarian designers and also have a nice selection of Budapest inspired products like mugs, notebooks, tote bags, maps, Hungarian cookbooks and postcards of Zsolt Vidák, Barbsiegraphy and the previously mentioned Urban Sidewalker.

I’m not joking, here you can find what you need: bags, jewellery and other accessories by spark.le.monde, Smörgås Clothes and nandi clothing, beauty products like soaps by Zador, beard caring products by Szakállasember.

And I mentioned only a few 😉

You are welcome 😉

 

Facebook: Köszi

Instagram: @koszibudapest

Address: 1075 Budapest, Síp str. 24.

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm

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Köszi - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Köszi - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Printa Design Shop

Printa is one of the first environmentally conscious brands in Hungary. They produce silkscreen-printed clothing, tote bags, toys for kids (and for you…), home decor products like pillowcase, pen holder, notebook and different kinds of souvenirs as well. The graphics are inspired by the city’s architecture, street art, daily life and combined with typography.

A Zero Waste Showroom is also part of the shop, where you can buy grocery shopping bags, produce bags, household products, kitchenware and many other products made of natural materials.

Enjoy their tasty coffee too, surrounded by industrial design, natural materials and impressive creations.

 

Website: Printa

Instagram: @printa_budapest

Address: 1075 Budapest, Rumbach Sebestény str. 10.

Opening time: Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday: closed

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Silkscreen-printed clothing in Printa Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Printa Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Enjoy a coffee in Printa Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Libabőr gift shop

At first sight, you might not even notice this small design store next to Váci street, though don’t miss it, if you’re a fan of chic, funny and unique souvenirs. With its stylish monochrome interior and minimal products, it’s much better than the “normal” souvenir stores.

The friendly owner will help you to choose artistic postcards, prints and notebooks. If you’re into a more functional gift, pick a piece of jewellery, cute coffee thermos, phone case, tote bag or backpack.

 

Facebook: Libabőr

Instagram: @libabor_giftshop

Address: 1052 Budapest, Régi Posta str. 14.

Opening time: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday: closed

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Libabőr gift shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Libabőr gift shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Postcards in Libabőr gift shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Rododendron Art & Design Shop

Approach the design shop from Semmelweis street or from Röser courtyard, where Kontakt (one of my favourite coffee shops) and Szimply (one of my favourite breakfast spots) are located.

The walls and the ceiling are decorated with cute drawings, and you’ll find many Hungarian design products like prints, pieces of handcrafted jewellery and other accessories, ceramics, stationery and toys.

One room is reserved only for Budapest prints and postcards by the best local artists like Urban Sidewalker, Zsolt Vidák, Barbsiegraphy, László Nagy and Richárd Sejben (a few of my favourite Hungarian artists).

 

Website: Rododendron Art

Instagram: @rododendronart

Address: 1052 Budapest, Semmelweis u. 19. 

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm

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Rododendron Art & Design Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

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PaUZa

This store is perfection, with its pure and bright interior as well as its purpose. The shop is decorated with simple furniture, special plants and amazing products to help you live a slow and green life. #slowliving

Start your slow living with small things, shop local products, use beeswax food wrap, drink with bamboo straw instead of plastic, go to the market with textile produce bag and tote bag. In PaUZa, you can access these items and even more for a sustainable life.

Purchase design and home products, textiles, kitchenware, soaps and candles made of natural materials and more functional products for storing and cleaning. They also sell awesome wooden plates, ceramics, glazed bowls and cutleries.

Like in every design shop, the Budapest postcards and prints are also part of the collection.

Enjoy the moment!

 

Facebook: PaUZa

Instagram: @pauza_mood

Address: 1052 Budapest, Vitkovics Mihály str. 7.

Opening time: Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday: closed

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PaUZa - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

PaUZa - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

PaUZa - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

MONO art & design

One of the biggest design stores in Budapest represents the best Hungarian designers. Here you’ll find every kind of souvenirs in every kind of material! You can get lost among clothes, ceramics, DIY and design books, home decor and beauty products. A little hint about the treasures…

 

Facebook: MONO art & design

Instagram: @mono_art_design

Address: 1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos str. 12.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 11 am – 8 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

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MONO art & design - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

MONO art & design - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

MONO art & design - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

PALOMA

Paloma is an eclectic courtyard with design shops on the ground and 1st floor. The house was built in 1894 and was destined to serve as a townhouse. In the 1990s, it functioned as a mall called Paloma Shopping Center, but its fame didn’t last long. In 2014, a group of young artists renovated the courtyard and established a new cultural project.

Now PALOMA is home of showrooms, ateliers and design stores, where you can meet the local artists. Clothes, accessories, bags, jewellery, ceramic studios are waiting for you to discover them in the courtyard.

 

Website: PALOMA fashion&art

Instagram: @palomabudapest

Address: 1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos str. 14.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 3 pm, Sunday: closed

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Fekete Design Spot / Insitu

Fekete Design Spot is situated next to the entrance of fekete coffee shop and its previous location called insitu was in a nearby courtyard. Despite its small size, you can find every kind of souvenir there. Budapest prints, postcards for art lovers, scratch-off maps, journal and other travel gift ideas for travel lovers, Kanken and Cabin Zero backpacks for the adventurer types, Malinovka sketchbook, notebook, calendar for stationery addicts, Budapest inspired drink coasters, tea towel, mugs for kitchen decoration, wood and metal jewellery by nandi clothing and PersonalPerception for my stylish friends. And even more…

Don’t forget to grab a coffee in fekete 😉

 

Website: Fekete Design Spot

Instagram: @insitubudapest

Address: 1053 Budapest, Károly str. 5-7., insitu store moved next to fekete coffee shop

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm, Sunday: closed

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Fekete Design Spot / Insitu - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Fekete Design Spot / Insitu - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Csendes Concept Store

The concept store is part of the Csendes family and it’s located between Csendes Társ and Csendes. The bright interior has a unique look and cosy atmosphere thanks to its urban jungle feeling with the plants.

The emphasis is on the gorgeous ceramics and art prints, furthermore, postcards, posters, concrete jewellery are also part of the collection.

At the Hungarian food section (which used to be Csendes Csemege), you’ll find marmalade, syrup, honey, tea, yoghurt, cheese and more made by local farmers.

 

Website: Csendes Concept Store

Instagram: @csendesbudapest

Address: 1053 Budapest, Magyar str. 16.

Opening time: Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday: closed

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Ceramics in Csendes Concept Store - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Csendes Concept Store - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

wonderLAB

WonderLAB is for fashion lovers because you won’t find any stationery and home decor product here. However, the selection of stylish clothes, shoes, bags, backpacks and jewellery by Hungarian designers is one of the bests. Every piece has good quality, so the prices are also higher, but you won’t find these clothes and accessories on every 3rd person.

Shop some…

I mentioned only my favourites, browse on the Instagram of @wonderlab and discover the other designers.

See you in the LAB 😉

 

Facebook: wonderLAB

Instagram: @wonderlab

Address: 1053 Budapest, Veres Pálné str. 3.

Opening time: Tuesday – Saturday: 12 pm – 8 pm, Sunday – Monday: closed

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wonderLAB concept store - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

wonderLAB concept store - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Stilshop – Bálna Budapest

The design shop is located inside the Bálna cultural centre and it’s also accessible from Hygge coffee shop. Before or after some shopping, you can try their tasty specialty coffee.

The store is small, however, it has many many Hungarian designer goods. One shelf is for the Budapest inspired postcards by Anita Nemes, Urban Sidewalker, another shelf for photos by Tamás Andok, the next shelf is for illustrated eco-design notebooks by notess, greeting cards and notebooks by DOT for you. And there are even more shelves… More postcards, notebooks by nuuna, Malinovka, redheads, Barbsiegraphy… Ceramics by kezemura, SUSU keramika, MASTRO… Silkscreen-printed pillowcases by Evuska, lamps by LUJA, soaps and bath salts by Zador and …

I could write a lot more products and designers, but don’t want to make you bored, just visit the store and find your favourites 🙂

 

Facebook: Stilshop

Instagram: @stilshopbudapest

Address: 1093 Budapest, Fővám sqr. 11-12., Bálna Budapest

Opening time: Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm, Sunday: closed

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Stilshop - Bálna Budapest - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Stilshop - Bálna Budapest - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Ludwig Museum Shop

At the entrance area of Ludwig Museum and the Palace of Art you will see a small museum shop mainly selling books, but I’m not talking about that one. On the 1st floor of the museum, another shop can be found, just enter the exhibition area and explore this colourful corner of the contemporary museum. No ticket is needed for visiting the shop.

You can find their own publication about the collections, art magazines and many other books about design, art, architecture, Budapest and the world. Moreover, the shop features artistic postcards, notebooks by Malinovka and Blacklist Design, pens, pencil cases, bags, wallets and colourful Nebouxii socks.

 

Website: Ludwig Museum Shop

Instagram: @ludwigmuseum

Address: 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell str. 1.

Opening time: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 7:30 pm

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Ludwig Museum Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Ludwig Museum Shop - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

WAMP

WAMP design fair takes place once a month (sometimes more) to showcase Hungarian designers and their works. During summer, Erzsébet square is the home of the fair and during wintertime, WAMP is hosted in Millenáris B building with 500 HUF entrance fee, which can be used as a voucher. For dates and featured artists check out their Facebook or website.

Meet the artists and designers and check out their products, purchasing directly from them is cheaper than buying in design stores. While wandering around, you can adore the huge selection from every kind of print, painting, clothing, bags, accessories, jewellery and many things you can’t imagine.

 

Website: WAMP

Instagram: @wampdesignfair

Address: Erzsébet square and Millenáris Hall B

Opening time: on Sundays, dates on WAMP

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WAMP design fair - Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs | Aliz’s Wonderland

Now you know which are the best design shops to buy Hungarian souvenirs in Budapest (on the Pest side). And if you read the Budapest design shop guide to best Hungarian souvenirs – Part 2, you’ll also know where to buy souvenirs and design products on the Buda side. As a local, I also visit these stores if I want to buy gifts or just a piece of concrete jewellery for myself. See you around 😉

If you’re interested in Budapest inspired souvenirs, read my post about Budapest inspired illustrations, paintings and prints by Hungarian artists.

Pin the photos for later to have it on Pinterest and leave a comment below.

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Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places in the centre – Deák Ferenc square and Astoria

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Is your accommodation in the centre around Deák Ferenc square or Astoria and are you looking for breakfast or brunch places around there? First of all, starting your day with a great breakfast or brunch is necessary because your body needs energy to discover Budapest. So if you are in the centre, in the neighbourhood of Deák Ferenc square and Astoria, you won’t stay hungry, this area offers a lot of options, so you won’t stay hungry 😉 And I’ll tell you where to have breakfast & brunch in the city centre of Budapest.

Be aware, this central area is one of the busiest, so these cool breakfast or brunch places can be busy especially on weekends. You have sooooo many alternatives, so let me help you find your favourite.

The address, prices and opening times are also included in the post, but it can change anytime, especially the opening time, so check it on their sites to not miss your dreamy breakfast.

Á la Maison Grand

Á la Maison Grand is a bright impressive place, dressed in a minimal style with a hint of art deco. This fancy breakfast & brunch location has every type of breakfast on the menu, I mean EVERY KIND OF BREAKFAST! Different types of Eggs Benedict, avocado toasts, international breakfast plates, egg variations, sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, smoothie bowls and other healthy variations.

On my first visit, my avocado addiction won, so I tried their avocado toast with greens and poached egg. It looked gorgeous and its taste was also satisfying, but a bit more of avocado cream would make it even better. Maybe I’m too critical, but I’m just looking for the best avo toast 😉

On my second visit, I went for a special kind of Eggs Benedict called Bacon Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise #omnomnom 😛 Super tasty and beautiful!

However, their coffee isn’t the best one, don’t be disappointed, you can have great specialty coffee around this area, just walk a bit to Kontakt coffee or My Little Melbourne or read my specialty coffee guide to Budapest and discover more 😉

Prices:

  • Avocado stuffed sandwich – 2320 HUF
  • Bacon Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise – 3490 HUF
  • Tropical berry smoothie – 2090 HUF
  • Flat white – 1350 HUF

Website: Á la Maison Grand

Instagram: @alamaisonbudapest

Address: 1051 Budapest, Szervita square 3.

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm

All day breakfast

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Á la Maison Grand - Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places in the centre - Deák Ferenc square and Astoria | Aliz’s Wonderland

Avocado stuffed sandwich in Á la Maison Grand - Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places in the centre - Deák Ferenc square and Astoria | Aliz’s Wonderland

Bacon Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise in Á la Maison Grand - Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places in the centre - Deák Ferenc square and Astoria | Aliz’s Wonderland

Fruccola

Fruccola is a healthy choice. Its big bright friendly interior reflects their ”fresh food” philosophy with herbs on the wall, wooden surfaces and colourful signs. Fruccola at Kristóf square has outdoor tables as well (Fruccola has other two locations: one in Arany János street and the other in MOM Park in Buda). Order at the bar, take your card and the friendly staff will bring your chosen dish.

Breakfast is available till 11 am on weekdays and all day long on weekends. Pick a healthy freshly pressed juice (the strawberry + orange + apple juice was amazing) with an omelette, vegan cooked breakfast, sandwiches, pastry, waffle or pancake and finish with a tapioca pudding or fruit salad.

I had on an omelette with spinach and goat cheese. The fluffy omelette was super tasty with the creamy goat cheese. My friends were also satisfied with their brunch 😛

Prices:

  • Spinach and goat cheese omelette – 1680 HUF
  • Omelette with salmon – 1760 HUF
  • English breakfast – 2180 HUF
  • Vegan tapioca pudding – 980 HUF
  • Yoghurt and tapioca with granola – 980 HUF
  • Orange juice (0,2 l) – 760 HUF

Website: fruccola 

Instagram: @hellofruccola 

Address: 1052 Budapest, Kristóf square 3.

Opening time: Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm, Friday – Saturday: 8 am – 9 pm, Sunday: 8 am – 7 pm

Breakfast till 11 am on weekdays and all day on weekends

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Omelette in Fruccola - Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places in the centre - Deák Ferenc square and Astoria | Aliz’s Wonderland

Yoghurt and tapioca with granola in Fruccola - Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places in the centre - Deák Ferenc square and Astoria | Aliz’s Wonderland

Cserpes Tejivó (Cserpes Milk Bar)

Cserpes Tejivó has also many locations in Budapest with different “milky” design. This one close to Deák Ferenc square is decorated with milk neon signs, fluffy puffs, marble tables and owns a cute gallery, where more tables are available.

This stylish milk bar offers more than milk 😉 You can drink milkshake, lemonade, and other milky drinks and eat fresh pastries, sandwiches with creams, big portions of salads, hot sandwiches, fruity and natural yoghurts, chocolate and other sweets. My favourite combination is a scone with cheese and fruity yoghurt. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a warm super fresh pastry straight for the oven, those are best 😛

Prices:

  • Sandwich with Liptauer (cottage cheese with paprika powder) – 310 HUF
  • Scone with cheese – 210 HUF
  • Fruity yoghurt – 270 HUF
  • Strawberry milkshake – 630 HUF
  • Cserpes rudi (chocolate filled with creamy cottage cheese) – 130 HUF

Website: Cserpes Tejivó

Instagram: @cserpestejivo

Address: 1052 Budapest, Sütő str. 2. 

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 9 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm

All day breakfast

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Breakfast in Cserpes Tejivó (Cserpes Milk Bar) - Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places in the centre - Deák Ferenc square and Astoria | Aliz’s Wonderland

Keksz

Keksz is more likely a place for drinks, but they also offer breakfast. In the morning the service is a bit slower than during the night, but the waiters are friendly. In summer season many tables are situated outside, otherwise, you have to sit inside.

I ordered French toast with grated cheese and sour cream and a plate with 3 huge thick slices of bread arrived with cheddar cheese and sour cream. I couldn’t eat half of it. It was good, I just expected something else…

Prices:

  • French toast with grated cheese and sour cream – 1540 HUF
  • 4 eggs scrambled, bacon, red onion, fresh bread, and sour cream – 1370 HUF
  • Keksz English breakfast – 1750 HUF
  • Cappuccino – 440 HUF

Facebook: Keksz

Instagram: @kekszbudapest

Address: 1075 Budapest, Madách Imre str 4. 

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 10 am – 2 am, Saturday – Sunday: 11 am – 2 am

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Á table Madách Boulangerie – Pátisserie

You might guess from the name… The colours, decoration, as well as the menu of Á table, is inspired by France. You can eat Croque Madame, croissant, croissant sandwiches, other salty and sweet pastries, omelettes, pancakes and even more sweets. Enjoy it 😉

Breakfast is served from 7 am to 2 pm inside and on the small terrace outside. Their coffee isn’t the best, so if you want to have a quality coffee, visit My Little Melbourne next door.

Prices:

  • Pain aux chocolat pistache – 790 HUF
  • Cappuccino – 650 HUF

Website: A table!

Facebook: Á table Madách Boulangerie – Pátisserie

Instagram: @atablebudapest

Address: 1075 Budapest, Madách Imre str. 1.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7 am – 8 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 8 am – 7 pm

Breakfast served from 7 am to 2 pm

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Juicy + Budapest Bagel

Juicy + Budapest Bagel offers more than juices and bagels. If the delicious bagels don’t sound exciting enough for you, ask for a healthy smoothie bowl, vegan cake or tapioca pudding. My chosen mango smoothie bowl wasn’t only healthy and beautiful but super tasty too.

Their fridge is filled with delicious cold pressed healthy juices in every colour and every taste combination. You have to choose one!

Be aware of the small size of the shop, where you can sit only on the window sill and in nice weather on the bench outside.

Prices:

  • Mango smoothie bowl – 1090 HUF
  • After party juice – 1190 HUF
  • Bagels – 1250 HUF

Facebook: Juicy + Bagel

Instagram: @juicy_budapest

Address: 1075 Budapest, Madách Imre str. 12.

Opening time: Monday – Saturday : 8 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

All day breakfast

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Sonkapult

Sonkapult is a small breakfast place with 4 tables inside. Reservation isn’t possible and have some cash because they don’t accept card. And now, the good news 😉

The friendly staff has a cute little dog hiding in the corner, who sometimes appears for some food, which tastes very good. I’ve tried only the avocado toast, which was served with thick slices of avocado, a big piece of salmon and a poached egg. The menu contained even more avocado options, but they prepare other toasts, French toast, pancake, omelette and fruity bowl too.

Prices:

  • Smoked salmon with avocado and poached egg – 2100 HUF
  • Flat white – 750 HUF

Facebook: Sonkapult

Instagram: @sonkapult_budapest

Address: 1075 Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén str. 7.

Opening time: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

All day breakfast

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Szimply food

Szimply is not simple, but super cool breakfast place with only a few tables, so it’s mainly busy. I’ve tried 3 times to get in, but it was always full. Reservation isn’t available, so for the 4th time, we arrived at opening time. For a delicious breakfast, it’s worth to wake up early. Or arrive later and wait for a free table and in the meantime, grab a coffee at Kontakt coffee, next to Szimply and feel free to bring it with you.

You know the feeling when the food is so beautiful and you’re afraid to touch the masterpiece on your plate? This is your place! Szimply provides tasty and awesome #instafood with a seasonal changing menu. My avocado toast was very flavourful with avocado cream, egg, greens and seeds. Delicious and delightful!

Prices:

  • Avocado toast – 3000 HUF
  • Juice by Juiceline – 1190 HUF

Website: Szimply

Instagram: @szimplyfood

Address: 1052 Budapest, Károly str. 22., Röser yard is accessible from Károly and Semmelweis streets

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm, Sunday: closed

All day breakfast

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Alma Nomad Bakery

This cute and cosy pastry shop waits for you only on weekends and on Friday for a late breakfast. Every pastry is baked in the small bakery by the friendly owners, so the scent is amazing.

Stunning sweet and salty pastries and cakes are displayed, very hard to choose. I asked for a coffee with an almond croissant and a pistachio frangipane lemon curd (I couldn’t resist…). The coffees and teas come in beautiful ceramics, perfect match with the natural design of inside and outside. Have a seat in the shadowy corner and enjoy your lovely pastries!

Prices:

  • Almond croissant – 790 HUF
  • Pistachio frangipane lemon curd – 750 HUF
  • Cappuccino – 550 HUF

Facebook: Alma Nomad Bakery

Instagram: @almanomadbakery

Address: 1052 Budapest, Vitkovics Mihály str.3-5. 

Opening time: Monday – Thursday: closed, Friday: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 3 pm

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Peet and the Flat white

Peet and the Flat white is located on Astoria. We choose the tables outside instead of the cosy interior (even if our table was reserved inside…) and fortunately, the traffic wasn’t disturbing.

The breakfast menu isn’t so long but has many options like omelette, french toast, English breakfast, peasant breakfast and granola. I tried out the Fresh breakfast, which included tasty lukewarm croissants with butter and jam.

If a place is called Peet and the Flat white, I had to drink flat white (I’d drink flat white if the name doesn’t contain the word…) and I didn’t regret!

Prices:

  • French breakfast – 990 HUF
  • Omelette with 3 toppings – 1890 HUF
  • French toast – 1590 HUF
  • Flat white – 850 HUF
  • Caffee latte – 700 HUF

Facebook: Peet and the Flat white

Instagram: @peetandtheflatwhite

Address: 1075 Budapest, Károly str. 1.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm

All day breakfast

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Fekete

The coffee shop can be reached from a courtyard, where seats are waiting for you to enjoy your chosen drink in the warm season. During winter the cosy indoor area is there for you, just order at the bar and take a seat. Fekete can be crowded at the weekends, especially in the morning, but it’s worth waiting!

They offer delicious cakes and breakfasts like oatmeal, pastries, quiche, waffles and omelette. I went for the healthy eggs and orange juice menu and an additional flat white, of course. Fekete means black, so you can have good quality black coffee as well as other shades.

Prices:

  • Omelette – 1700 HUF
  • Flat white – 850 HUF

Website: fekete

Instagram: @feketekv

Address: 1053 Budapest, Múzeum str. 5.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 8:30 am – 7 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm

Breakfast till 2 pm on weekdays and 4 pm on weekends

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Zoska

Zoska is a cute place with a charming atmosphere thanks to the colourful post-its on the wall, bookshelves and a yellow bicycle outside (just to mention a few). On weekends it’s very busy, outside, inside, on the gallery, everywhere. I totally understand because the breakfast is very tasty, but the waiters aren’t always kind…

You can find sandwiches, pancake, porridge, scrambled eggs in their selection. I highly recommend the scrambled eggs menus with two chosen toppings and a coffee or juice. My fluffy eggs were topped creamy goat cheese and pear, the flavours totally matched. The coffee isn’t that good quality, so if you’re a specialty coffee fan, walk a minute to fekete or Budapest Baristas.

Prices:

  • Scrambled eggs menu with 2 toppings + coffee – 1450 HUF
  • Lemonade (small) – 550 HUF
  • Cappuccino – 550 HUF

Website: Zoska

Instagram: @zoskacoffee

Address: 1053 Budapest, Ferenczy István str. 28.

Opening time: Monday – Saturday: 7 am – 7 pm, Sunday: closed

All day breakfast

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Zoska - Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places in the centre - Deák Ferenc square and Astoria | Aliz’s Wonderland

Omelette in Zoska - Budapest’s best breakfast & brunch places in the centre - Deák Ferenc square and Astoria | Aliz’s Wonderland

Budapest Baristas

Budapest Baristas is situated between Astoria and Kálvin square, so if you need some silence, have a seat inside and watch the busy Károly street through the window. I’m sure you’ll find a free table thanks to the extra tables on the gallery. If you don’t care about the traffic, only about your yummy coffee and breakfast, sit outside on the green chairs and enjoy it.

They offer a breakfast menu with healthy and not so healthy, vegan, fruity, sweet and salty options. I had sweet potato toast with avocado cream, egg, bacon and salad, which was very tasty and a very big portion.

Don’t miss their quality coffee.

Prices:

  • Babu’s favourite – sweet potato toast with avocado cream, egg, bacon and salad – 2090 HUF
  • Flat white – 880 HUF

Facebook: Budapest Baristas

Instagram: @budapestbaristas

Address: 1053 Budapest, Múzeum str. 15.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm

All day breakfast

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Okay, that’s it for today. I’m sure you’ll be able to choose from these amazing breakfast & brunch places. Explore and eat like a local in Budapest! Tell me, which one did you choose and what was your favourite? Leave a comment below.

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Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest?

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Hey, my coffee lover friend! Cannot imagine your day without your daily coffee and don’t want to skip your coffee during travelling? Totally get you! Are you coming to Budapest and want to know where to drink the best specialty coffee? Don’t stop reading 😉

Discovering a new city and culture also includes drinking like a local, not only Hungarian pálinka and wine but coffee as well. In Budapest, you can find many cute coffee shops with unique atmosphere serving quality coffee. It’s super hard to choose the best from these amazing cafés, so I collected 10 coffee shops you need to try in Budapest (and more are coming soon). Read my specialty coffee guide to Budapest.

The address, prices and opening times are also included in the post, but it can change anytime, especially the opening time, so check it on their sites to not miss your dreamy coffee.

Fekete

Fekete means black, so you can have good quality black coffee as well as other shades. Every shade and type of coffee is super tasty here. A basic cappuccino or flat white is just as wonderful as the special ones like espresso tonic or cold brew. They also offer delicious cakes and breakfast options.

The coffee shop can be reached from a courtyard, where seats are waiting for you to enjoy your chosen drink in the warm season. During winter the cosy indoor area is there for you, just order at the bar and take a seat.

Fekete can be crowded at the weekends, especially in the morning, but it’s worth to wait!

Prices:

  • Flat white – 850 HUF
  • Espresso tonic – 900 HUF

Website: fekete

Instagram: @feketekv

Address: 1053 Budapest, Múzeum str. 5.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 8:30 am – 7 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm

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Fekete Coffee & Food - Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest, Hungary? | Aliz’s Wonderland

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Espresso tonic at Fekete Coffee & Food - Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest, Hungary? | Aliz’s Wonderland

Kontakt

Kontakt coffee is situated in a silent courtyard between Deák Ferenc square and Astoria. In the 20th century, this courtyard was functioned as a bazaar with the surrounded small stores. The small shops remained, just the functions changed.

In the minimal space of Kontakt, you’ll get amazing coffee! They sell real coffee for real coffee lovers. If you want to order Americano, don’t go there. And don’t ask for sugar, specialty coffee doesn’t need sugar.

Price:

  • Cappuccino – 700 HUF

Website: Kontakt coffee

Instagram: @kontaktcoffee

Address: 1052 Budapest, Károly str. 22., Röser yard is accessible from Károly and Semmelweis streets too

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday: closed

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Kontakt Coffee - Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest, Hungary? | Aliz’s Wonderland

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My Little Melbourne Coffee and Brew Bar

The first specialty coffee shop of Budapest was established in 2012 and it’s still one of the bests!!! The baristas will prepare you super tasty filter coffee, also special ones like espresso tonic or cold brew. Cold brew is available also for takeaway.

You can enjoy your coffee upstairs and downstairs, surrounded with wooden surfaces, simple interior design and design products. Or take a seat outside and have fun with the other coffee lovers.

If you need more energy, pastries, croissants, cakes and juices are also on the menu 🙂

#brewisbetter

Prices:

  • Flat white – 850 HUF
  • Cold brew for taking away – 1250 HUF

Website: My Little Melbourne

Instagram: @mylittlemelbourne

Address: 1075 Budapest, Madách Imre str. 3.

Opening time: Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 6 pm, Friday – Sunday: 8 am – 6 pm

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Budapest Baristas

Budapest Baristas is situated between Astoria and Kálvin square, so if you need some silence, have a seat inside and watch the busy Károly street through the window. I’m sure you’ll find a free table thanks to the extra tables on the gallery. If you don’t care about the traffic, only about your yummy coffee, sit outside on the green chairs and enjoy your drink.

Besides quality coffee, they offer a breakfast menu with healthy and not so healthy, vegan, fruity, sweet and salty options.

Prices:

  • Batch brew – 690 HUF
  • Flat white – 880 HUF

Facebook: Budapest Baristas

Instagram: @budapestbaristas

Address: 1053 Budapest, Múzeum str. 15.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm

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Budapest Baristas - Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest, Hungary? | Aliz’s Wonderland

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Espresso Embassy

This is the place, where I’ve heard most often “The best coffee is served here in Budapest”. Almost true… one of the best coffee is served there. The other bests are in this blog posts 😉 Anyway, it’s a pleasure to be there! The plants, design lamps, wooden surfaces provide cosy and contemporary space at the same time. And amazing specialty coffee is brewed by the friendly hipster baristas, you can enjoy it with salty and sweet pastries, cakes and juices.

Price:

  • Flat white – 850 HUF

Website: Espresso Embassy

Instagram: @espressoembassy

Address: 1051 Budapest, Arany Jánis str. 15.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

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Espresso Embassy - Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest, Hungary? | Aliz’s Wonderland

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Madal Cafe

“Good coffee, good karma”

Good coffee is provided by talented baristas and good karma by the cosy atmosphere. All the three locations (see the addresses below) are peaceful and harmonious. Choose from warm or iced coffees (or teas), you’ll find your favourite. Aaaaand if you need more, have a vegan cake or snack.

Price:

  • Flat white – 850 HUF

Website: Madal Cafe

Instagram: @madalcafe

Addresses:

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm

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Madal Cafe - Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest, Hungary? | Aliz’s Wonderland

London Coffee Society

London Coffee Society is located in a narrow street in the centre, just look for the big coffee signboard. The place isn’t so big, if it looks full from outside, just go in because it has a small gallery so there might be some free places.

Order at the bar and the friendly and professional staff will bring your delicious coffee to the table. I highly recommend checking the breakfast menu, which is full of avocados and other options, check my previous post for the best avocado toasts.

Price:

  • Flat white – 700 HUF

Facebook: London Coffee Society

Instagram: @london_coffee_society

Address: 1074 Budapest, Dohány str. 27.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

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London Coffee Society - Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest, Hungary? | Aliz’s Wonderland

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My Green Cup

My Green Cup is part of the My Little Melbourne family, and not surprisingly they also serve excellent specialty coffee. Here as well, you can find sandwiches and healthy cakes.

Its interior design is so adorable and stylish with green lamps, green coffee machine, green chairs, green plants and green signs. Aaaaand some type of coffee also comes in green cup 😉

Prices:

  • Flat white – 800 HUF
  • Cappuccino – 690 HUF

Facebook: My Green Cup

Instagram: @mygreencup

Address: 1137 Budapest, Pozsonyi str. 15.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

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My Green Cup - Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest, Hungary? | Aliz’s Wonderland

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Ébresztő

Ébresztő is a cute little café (3 tables + a bar) with tropical prints, blush pink wall, stylish cement tiles and specialty coffees on the shelves and behind the counter, where the magic happens… I mean, where they brew quality coffee for you. Don’t forget to take a look at the tasty pastry and the healthy chia puddings selection and the other menu with super tasty avocado toast.

Prices:

  • Batch brew – 650 HUF
  • Flat white – 800 HUF

Website: Ébresztő

Instagram: @ebreszto

Address: 1137 Budapest, Jászai Mari square 4/B.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

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Ébresztő - Where to drink the best specialty coffee in Budapest, Hungary? | Aliz’s Wonderland

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Kelet Café

Kelet Café is the only one in this post from the Buda side. Relax, Buda also has other great coffee shops. I choose this one because of its cosy living room mood and the coffee, of course.

Inside the coffee shop, the shelves on the wall are full of books, so you might have that feeling like you’re in a library or at home (if you have a room full of books…).

Order your coffee (and breakfast, cakes or something else from the menu) at your table, and at the end pay at the bar.

Price:

  • Cappuccino – 650 HUF

Facebook: Kelet Café

Instagram: @keletcafe

Address: 1115 Budapest, Bartók Béla str. 29.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 11 pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 11 pm

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Sooooo which one was your preferred one? I couldn’t choose my favourite of these cafés. The coffee and the mood is so wonderful everywhere, so I just to return to each one and also discover new ones 😉

Leave a comment below and tell me your opinion.

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Avocado toast lover’s guide to Budapest, Hungary

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Searching for the word AVOCADO on the menu? Avocado toast, avocado sandwich, smashed avocado, avocado smoothie, avocado chocolate mousse, guacamole. Avocado is delicious in every form, though my fav is avocado toast for breakfast. Fortunately, Budapest has many breakfast & brunch places with avocado on their menu 😛 As an avocado lover, I had to look for the best avocado toast in Budapest.

What makes an avo toast best of the best? The toast should be topped with a thick layer of creamy avocado and/or avocado slices and can be served with poached egg, salmon and some greens. Beauty is also a requirement because we, foodies, might post it on Instagram (DEFINITELY!).

The address, prices and opening times are also included in the post, but it can change anytime, especially the opening time, so check it on their sites to not miss your dreamy breakfast.

Where to eat the best avocado toasts in Budapest, Hungary?

Börze Café and Restaurant

Börze is just so so beautiful and elegant. Cosy and stylish at the same time and devoted waiters look for your wishes. It’s a pleasure to be there. They have numerous tables but at the weekend it’s safer to make a reservation. The breakfast is served only till 11 on weekdays and till 11:30 on weekend, so get up “early” to save your seat.

The avocado toast was topped with walnut, brie cheese, dried tomatoes and salad. I was happy to see the thick layer of creamy avocado, but I missed the real taste of avocado. The other ingredients improved the overall impression but without the avocado flavour, I didn’t eat with such a great pleasure.

Score: 5/10

Prices:

  • Avocado toast: avocado cream, camembert, walnut, sun-dried tomatoes – 1190 HUF
  • Banana, coconut milk, peanut butter, cocoa smoothie – 990 HUF
  • Flat white – 750 HUF

Website: Börze Kávéház Étterem

Instagram: @borze_etterem_kavehaz

Address: 1051 Budapest, Nádor str. 23.

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 7:30 am – 12 pm

Breakfast till 11 on weekdays and till 11:30 on weekend

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Toprum Sky & Bar

Toprum is located on the top of Hotel RUM Budapest. You can enjoy your brunch with a view to rooftops, Gellért Hill, Royal Palace and Buda Hills in the background. Brunch is served only on weekends and reservation is recommended. Otherwise, you can’t experience the chic atmosphere with fluffy chairs, friendly service and live music. And the brunch, of course 😉

3 small homemade toasts were covered with avocado cream, goat cheese, sun-dried tomato and coriander. The avocado taste was missing again, the sandwiches were good but not as yummy as they looked like. Yeah, I know, I shouldn’t have high expectations…

Score: 6/10

Prices:

  • Avocado toast – 2850 HUF
  • Maracuja lemonade – 990 HUF
  • Espresso tonic – 1350 HUF
  • The final price includes a 12% service charge.

Website: Toprum

Instagram: @toprumbudapest

Address: 1053 Budapest, Királyi Pál str. 4.

Opening time: Monday – Thursday: 12 pm – 11 pm, Friday – Saturday: 12 pm – 12 am, Sunday: 12 pm – 11 pm

Brunch on weekends from noon till 3 pm

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Kuglóf

Kuglóf is a cute little place close to Váci street with indoor and outdoor seats as well. The friendly staff serves two kinds of avocado toasts (and many other things), one is with English muffin, the other one with rye bread. Both versions contain poached egg, hollandaise sauce and avocado cream. The poached egg was just perfect, but I’d place a bit more of avocado cream on the toast. Never enough of avocado #omnomnom

Score: 7/10

Prices:

  • Poached eggs served with hollandaise sauce and fresh salad on rye bread with avocado cream – 1490 HUF
  • Flat white – 850 HUF
  • The final price includes a 12% service charge.

Website: Kuglóf

Instagram: @kuglofcafe

Address: 1052 Budapest, Piarista lane 1.

Opening time: Monday – Saturday: 8 am – 7 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm

All day breakfast

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Briós

Stop by Briós, if you’re on the way to St. Stephen’s park (Szent István park). In summer, you can have breakfast on the terrace. Without reservation, you might find free seats only inside.

Your avocado sandwich can be prepared with bagel or with whole wheat bread. Between the slices, you’ll find avocado cream with coriander, poached egg and fresh avocado slices too, plus some fresh salad and dressing on the side. I was satisfied with the green sandwich thanks to its creamy avocado.

Score: 7/10

Prices:

  • Healthy green sandwich – 1490 HUF
  • Flat white – 750 HUF
  • Passion fruit lemonade – 890 HUF

Facebook: Briós

Instagram: @briospozsonyi

Address: 1137 Budapest, Pozsonyi str. 16.

Opening time: Saturday – Wednesday: 7:30 am – 8 pm, Thursday – Friday: 7:30 am – 9 pm

All day breakfast

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Szimply

Szimply is not simple, but super cool breakfast place with 6 tables, so it’s mainly busy. I’ve tried 3 times to get in, but it was always full. Reservation isn’t available, so for the 4th time, we arrived at opening time. For a delicious breakfast, it’s worth to wake up early. Or arrive later and wait for a free table and in the meantime, grab a coffee at Kontakt, opposite to Szimply and feel free to bring it with you.

You know the feeling when the food is so beautiful and you’re afraid to touch the masterpiece on your plate? This is your place! Szimply provides tasty and awesome #instafood with a seasonal changing menu. The avocado toast was very flavourful with the avocado cream, egg, greens and seeds. Delicious and delightful!

Score: 8/10

Prices:

  • Avo toast – 3300 HUF
  • Juice by Juiceline – 1190 HUF

Website: Szimply

Instagram: @szimplyfood

Address: 1052 Budapest, Károly str. 22., Röser yard is accessible from Károly and Semmelweis streets

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm, Sunday: closed

All day breakfast

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Á la Maison Grand

Á la Maison Grand is a bright impressive place, dressed in a minimal style with a hint of art deco. This fancy breakfast & brunch location has every type of breakfast on the menu, but I searched for the AVOCADO 😉

Their avocado toast with greens and poached egg looked gorgeous. Its taste was also good, but a bit more of avocado cream would make it even better. Maybe I’m too critical, but I’m just looking for the best 😉

Score: 8/10

Prices:

  • Avocado stuffed sandwich – 2320 HUF
  • Tropical berry smoothie – 2090 HUF
  • Flat white – 1350 HUF

Website: Á la Maison Grand

Instagram: @alamaisonbudapest

Address: 1051 Budapest, Szervita square 3.

Opening time: Monday – Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm

All day breakfast

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Sonkapult

Sonkapult is a small breakfast place with 4 tables inside. Reservation isn’t possible and have some cash because they don’t accept card. And now, the good news 😉

The friendly staff has a cute little dog hiding in the corner, who sometimes appears for some food, which tastes very good (I guess, their dog doesn’t eat avocado…). The toast was served with thick slices of avocado, a big piece of salmon and a poached egg. Yesssss, I’ve found a place where the avocado layer was thick enough! The menu contained even more avocado options, but avocado with salmon and poached egg is my weak point… It tasted amazingly good!

Score: 9/10

Prices:

  • Smoked salmon with avocado and poached egg – 2100 HUF
  • Flat white – 750 HUF

Facebook: Sonkapult

Instagram: @sonkapult_budapest

Address: 1075 Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén str. 7.

Opening time: Monday: closed, Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

All day breakfast

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Törökméz

Törökméz is on the Budapest side, not far from Margaret bridge. No reservation is available, so on a Saturday morning, we waited 20 minutes for a table. No regrets, the bright interior with a little tropical vibe, the friendly staff and the breakfast compensated us for the waiting time.

The avocado sandwich was absolutely tasty 😛 It was topped with cream cheese, avocado cream, salmon and a poached egg. Delicious and super beautiful (I had to post it on Instagram…)!

Score: 9/10

Prices:

  • Avocado-salmon sandwich – 2150 HUF
  • Flat white – 750 HUF

Website: Törökméz

Instagram: @torokmezbuda

Address: 1023 Budapest, Margit str. 27.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 10 pm, Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday: closed

All day breakfast

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Ébresztő

Ébresztő is a cute little café with tropical prints, pink wall, stylish cement tiles and specialty coffees on the shelves. They’ll brew good quality coffee for you. Take a seat outside during the warm season or hope, that inside one table out of 3 tables will be free.

The avocado toast is listed on the menu on the tables. The toast with salmon, seeds, avocado and salad were displayed on a stylish board. Pretty and super tasty and they didn’t spare on avocado 😛

Score: 9/10

Prices:

  • Avocado toast – 1290 HUF
  • Batch brew – 650 HUF

Website: Ébresztő

Instagram: @ebreszto

Address: 1137 Budapest, Jászai Mari square 4/B.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

All day breakfast

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London Coffee Society

London Coffee Society is located in the centre, just look for the big coffee signboard. The place isn’t so big, if it looks full from outside, just go in because it has a small gallery, so there might be free places upstairs. Reservation isn’t possible, sorry again. While waiting for a table or your breakfast, enjoy the party music. Order at the bar and the friendly and professional staff will bring your food to the table.

I’ve found the avocado and avo words not once, but seven times on the menu! I chose the smashed avocado sandwich with salmon (you can choose bacon instead of salmon). This was the biggest portion of avocado toast ever. 2 delicious avocado toasts + 2 poached eggs + salmon + greens = satisfaction 😛 The avocado cream with the egg was amazing, just like everything on the plate.

Score: 10/10

Prices:

  • Smashed avocado sandwich – 1450 HUF
  • Smashed avocado sandwich with salmon – 1800 HUF
  • Flat white – 700 HUF

Facebook: London Coffee Society

Instagram: @london_coffee_society

Address: 1074 Budapest, Dohány str. 27.

Opening time: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

All day breakfast

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My favourite avo toast was this latest one. But it’s never enough of avocado toast and I’m not finished searching for more! Go and find your favourite #avocadotoast

Have you tried out one of these avo toasts or tried another one in Budapest? Please, share your opinion with me and leave a comment below.

 

Interested in more foodie places? Here are some ideas for you:

Budapest food guide to traditional Hungarian dishes, from a local

A local’s guide to the best chimney cakes in Budapest

Unicorn and rainbow food guide to Budapest

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Hungary,Travel tips & Destinations

A first-timer’s guide to Budapest – Things to know about visiting Budapest, Hungary

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Planning to visit Budapest for the first time? Perfect choice, the Hungarian capital is a beautiful and must-visit city. In this first-timer’s guide, I’ll share everything you need to know about visiting Budapest to have a memorable trip. Questions, you might ask when visiting a country or city for the first time like what’s the best time to visit or how to get around or is it safe or how much is a pint etc. Consider your questions answered, discover Budapest using my local survival tips.

Best time to visit Budapest

Every time!

I mean it! The Hungarian capital always offers amazing adventures, outdoor, indoor, nature-loving, cultural, foodie experiences on ground and in water alike.

Spring is one of my favourite seasons in Budapest. The plants are starting to awake from their winter dream, the flowers are blooming and making the city more colourful. People are doing more outdoor activities, strolling in parks and enjoying the sunshine. Most spring days are sunny, however, Hungarian spring is quite unstable, it can easily become rainy and temperature changes almost every day.

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Budapest has the most tourists during summer time. Sziget festival in the middle of August attracts many people. I love it! See you there next time?!

The weather can be very hot, don’t forget your sunscreen and sunglasses. Grab a cold drink in outdoor ruin bars or bars at the Danube bank and enjoy the sunset. Outdoor pools and baths can also help you cool down. Go as early as you can on weekends, the baths can be very crowded.

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In autumn the scenery is dressed into yellowish and reddish colours. Let the fallen leaves mesmerize you in the parks or even in the city centre. September is the month of harvest and wines (Yesssss!). The Castle District hosts the Wine Festival featuring the top Hungarian wineries. Taste the best Hungarian wines and enjoy the view from the Royal Palace’s panorama terrace.

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Winter can be cold and snowy, pack your warm clothes and shoes. The beautiful snowy landscape of Budapest will compensate the cold and you can easily warm up yourself in the Christmas markets with mulled wine and fresh chimney cake. The thermal baths and steam baths are also there to heat you up.

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How to get to Budapest?

By airplane to Budapest Airport (BUD)

Budapest has only one airport called Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport (BUD). Before I explain how to go from the airport to the city centre, I have to tell you something important! On your way to the exit DO NOT EXCHANGE YOUR MONEY at Interchange because their rates are very high! Now you know it. So… You can reach the city centre by bus, taxi or airport shuttle service.

Bus 100E and 200E have stations at the airport. Check the time schedule on the website of BKK (Centre for Budapest Transport) because they don’t operate during the night. You can buy your ticket in a vending machine at the airport bus stop, which accepts card as well.

  • Shuttle bus 100E takes you directly to Deák Ferenc square (and Astoria) in 30 minutes. The ticket costs only 900 HUF (~3 euros).
  • Or take bus line 200E, which has many stations till Kőbánya-Kispest metro station (takes around 25 minutes), where you can change to the metro line 3 to the city centre. A single ticket costs 350 HUF. So your trip to the centre will cost 700 HUF and around an hour. Side note: Metro line 3 is under reconstruction, so metro replacement buses operate during weekends and the final station is Nagyvárad tér instead of Kőbánya-Kispest metro station.

By taxi to the centre, the price will be around 6000 HUF depending on the traffic. If you want to pay by card, ask them about this option. And don’t forget to CHECK THE TAXIMETER!

The airport shuttle service called miniBUD offers door-to-door service, one way and return alike. The transfer time depends on the traffic and the addresses of other passengers (max 8 passengers). The price is a bit cheaper than the taxi, but you have to pay right after booking, what you can do on the website at least 5 hours before pick up time or by calling them.

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By train

Budapest has 3 main railway stations: Keleti pályaudvar, Déli pályaudvar and Nyugati pályaudvar. A metro station belongs to all of them, so it’s easy to reach the city centre or your accommodation.

By bus to Népliget bus station

Our main bus station is called Népliget. Its metro station name is the same and metro line 3 will bring you to the city centre easily. Come here by Flixbus, eurolines or Regiojet. Be sure to check the bus station because not all of the Regiojet buses go to Népliget, there’s another stop at Kelenföldi railway station.

How to get around in Budapest?

Public transport

The public transport works well with the metros, trams, buses, trolleybuses and boats. In Budapest, the ticket usage is different than in other European cities. Here a single ticket is valid only for a single trip and doesn’t include transfers outside of the metro.

On main stations, you can find BKK ticket vending machines to buy any kind of ticket, which is valid on every vehicle. Choose a single ticket (350 HUF) or a 24-hour ticket (1650 HUF) or a block of 10 tickets (3000 HUF) depending on the duration of your stay. And don’t forget to validate it! Learn more about the ticket types and prices on the website of BKK (Centre for Budapest Transport).

With only a single ticket you can discover the Danube riverbank with Tram 2, which is considered a tourist sightseeing tram. The vintage yellow cars run along the Danube between Jászai Mari square and Rákóczi bridge. You can take off at many landmarks like the Parliament, Chain bridge, Vigadó, Great Market Hall, Bálna and Palace of Arts.

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Would you like to try out some special vehicles? The funicular will bring you up to the Buda Castle or use the chairlift to reach János Hill and Erzsébet Lookout Tower. Aaaaand by boat…

By boat

With the public transport boat service, you can discover the city from a different angle. The boats stop at the main attractions but operate only from May to October, so check the timetables on the homepage of the BKK before planning.

No Uber, only taxi

Sorry, we don’t have Uber… You can find many taxi companies like Taxify, City Taxi or Főtaxi. The base fee is 700 HUF and every minute costs 75 HUF and above 15 km the km charge is 300 HUF.

If you want to pay by card, first ask the driver about it and always check the taximeter!<