Escape the noisy downtown street and enter through the yellow ceramic tiles into the 19th century courtyard of Fekete Café. The marble well located in the center of the tranquil courtyard is one of those turn-of-the-20th-century Budapest surprises that hide behind many sooty facades. Weather permitting, enjoy your morning coffee in the open air courtyard.
The hip staff at Fekete Café serves a range of on-trend breakfast and brunch dishes like shakshuka, granola, and quiche (available until 4 p.m. on weekends). Pricey new-wave coffee, both espresso-based and hand pour-overs, are also available along with bottled craft beers to help lift the mood.
With half a dozen small wooden tables, the inside is decorated in-line with contemporary design trends, featuring plenty of exposed light bulbs and a communal table that serves as the counter. Fekete is very popular among tourists, and since the space is small, customers often have to wait for a table, especially on weekends. If you decide to go, the place is best during the warmer months once the spacious courtyard has opened.