À la Maison Grand Budapest

À la Maison Grand is a chic downtown café in Budapest, occupying the ground floor of a 1906 art nouveau building (take a glance at the oversized glass mosaic perched atop the building). A fashionable, tourist-heavy crowd tends to flock here for the breakfast-all-day and brunch offerings that include reliably-prepared classics like croque madame (€5), eggs Florentine (€7), a range of waffles, and also zeitgesty items such as acai bowl and avocado toast (€7). The only letdowns are the the undersized and forlorn-looking English (€10) and Hungarian breakfast plates (€12).

Apart from tourists, the bustling space is also popular among local groups of girlfriends, who often accompany their breakfast dishes with strawberry mimosas from the full service bar. The owners spared no expense on the gleaming white, high-ceilinged interior that features plush chairs and comfortable, grey sofas. Reservations are recommended.