Breakfast places in Budapest are few and far between, and the ones that do exist are mostly in downtown, catering to tourists. This isn't the case with Café Panini, a chic breakfast restaurant within the upscale residential neighborhood of Újlipótváros.

There isn’t anything profoundly unique about Café Panini’s croque madams, frankfurters, or ham and eggs, but they’re tasty, reasonably priced, and they exist! Breakfast and brunch is available all day on weekends and until noon on weekdays. There's also Hungarian beer and wine to help lift the mood. A special perk here is the scenic vista from the outdoor tables onto the Danube and Margaret Island.

To remain unbiased, I visit all places incognito and pay for my own meals and drinks. But this also means I must rely on readers to support my work. If you've enjoyed this article, please consider making a donation.