Csendes Társ is an outdoor-only café set along Károlyi kert, a charming public park in Budapest with colorful flower beds and manicured lawns. The area feels like an island of peace within the hustle and bustle of downtown. I enjoy coming here for a late breakfast (they open at 10 a.m.), or for drinks in the evenings when the neighborhood is quiet and colorful lanterns provide intimate lighting.

Csendes Társ's menu consists of wallet-friendly breakfast foods, snacks, and wines (the food comes from the kitchen of Csendes, a popular ruin bar around the corner and run by the same owners). Highlights are the fried frankfurters with a side of mustard and horseradish, and the homemade eggplant spread.

The extensive wine list includes Hungarian-only wines, both red and white. Fröccs is the most popular order among locals, the Hungarian version of a wine spritzer made with white or rosé wines. Note that Csendes Társ is usually open from April to mid-October.