Fecske Presszo

Fecske Presszó is a laid-back, wallet-friendly restaurant and bar just a stone's throw away from the Szabó Ervin Library in Budapest's Palace Quarter. This means that students of all ages come here to take study breaks of varying lengths and with varying amounts of beer.

Weather permitting, get a table on the outdoor terrace canopied by the overhanging tree. Otherwise, look for a charming nook in the below-ground interior space. On weekdays, Fecske serves a two-course lunch of Hungarian comfort food for the equivalent of €4. Drinks are also cheap: a glass of draft beer runs €2. Once here, be sure to pop in to the library across from Fecske, and check out the 4th floor in particular, whose stunning interior still bears the marks of the building's aristocratic past.