Budapest is an amazing city for a weekend getaway! You can either take the train from many destinations in Europe or a quick flight to the Hungarian capital.
Or if you’re looking for a longer holiday, we can highly recommend doing a train trip through southeastern Europe. We wrote a 10-days itinerary for you that you can find here:
Coffee fuel in Budapest
First things first: COFFEE.
1. My Little Melbourne
We had the café »My Little Melbourne« on our specialty coffee bucket list forever. Hence, when we arrived in Budapest we had to check it out and it didn’t disappoint!
Check out their cool Instagram page to see their awesome interior and exterior design!
2. Dorado Café
The second café on our list was Dorado Café. It has a super cute interior design with lots of plants. And of course, also their coffee is a gem.
3. Espresso Embassy
Sadly, we didn’t take a picture at Espresso Embassy but we really liked it there. The interior of the café looks like an old wine cellar with its cobblestone arches. Their coffee is some of the finest coffee you can get in Budapest!
Foodies in Budapest
The Budapest food scene is extremely good! You will be able to find fairly cheap and tasty food around every corner.
Central Market hall
At this place, we tried our first original Hungarian Langos in Hungary. Langos is a typical Hungarian street food flatbread topped with different things depending on your taste. If you walk around the market hall you will find many different stands where you can buy Langos and other traditional food. Probably not the cheapest place though, as it is quite touristy.
Kozmosz Vegan Restaurant
Kozmosz serves all vegan food and we loved it there! We had their traditional Hungarian stew and for starters a traditional bean goulash. Honestly, their food tastes like a homecooked meal by grandma (which is probably the biggest compliment Fiana gives).
Street Food Karavan
Unfortunately, we visited this place when we weren’t hungry at all, so we can’t tell from experience that it is good. But the food looked amazing and it smelled very good. We added it to our bucket list for our next trip to Budapest – you should add it as well!
Sights in Budapest
After having coffee and filling your belly, put on your walking shoes and explore the streets of Budapest!
The best time to visit Fisherman’s Bastion is probably on a sunny day for sunrise since the lightning would be extremely beautiful. The days we spend in Budapest it was constantly raining, so we didn’t have the opportunity to see it with this beautiful lighting. Still, even on a rainy day, it looks stunning!
Get lost in the streets around the Fisherman’s Bastion and Buda Castle. Around every corner, you will find pretty architecture!
Hungarian Parliament Building
The neo-gothic style of the parliament building makes it very special. We have never seen a parliament building like this. When you explore the city, make sure to pass by the building but also look at the building from the other side of the Danube.
Széchenyi Thermal Bath
Probably the most popular attraction in Budapest is the ornate thermal baths. It is located a few minutes outside the city centre. We didn’t make it there our first time in Budapest but it is definitely on our list for the next visit.
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