Budapest Baristas

Although Budapest Baristas is primarily a specialty café, it’s their breakfast-all-day offerings that make it worthwhile to visit them. Bagels rarely appear on Budapest breakfast menus, so I automatically go for them when they do. After all, who doesn’t like to bite through a warm cream cheese bagel with a dense and chewy interior? The default is a sesame bagel, and toppings include the classic cream cheese, and also lox, the signature Jewish-American variety with smoked salmon.

Aside from the bagels, Budapest Baristas also makes a range of on-trend breakfast foods including avocado toasts, pancakes, and granola with yogurt. Note that the portions are on the smaller side, so most people will easily be able to handle two breakfast dishes. A La Marzocco machine makes the espresso-based drinks, which are supplemented by pricey matchas and filter coffee. Service can be kind or brusque, depending on who is behind the counter from the rotating group of servers. I wish that they upgraded their flimsy folding chairs and undersized plastic tabletops, which detract from the dining experience (Budapest Baristas is far from the only offender in this regard).