Csendes Társ is an adorable outdoor-only café by Károlyi-kert, a spotless park in downtown Budapest known for its colorful flower beds and manicured lawns. The place is an unlikely island of peace and calm within the hustle and bustle of the city. I like to come here for a late breakfast (they open at 10 a.m.), or for drinks in the evening when the neighborhood has quieted down and colorful lanterns provide soft lighting.

The menu consists of wallet-friendly breakfast foods and snacks, including a pair of grilled sausages with a side of mustard and flatbread. The extensive wine list features Hungarian options; most locals order fröccs, a wine spritzer made from white or rosé. Note that Csendes Társ is open from April to mid-October.

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