Hans van Vliet, the owner of Jedermann Café, is a legendary figure in Budapest's restaurant and bar scene with a genius for creating all-inviting places for everyone to enjoy (hence "Jedermann", which translates to "everyone"). On any given day, tables at Jedermann might be filled with senior citizens fiercely debating Hungarian politics, students gossiping over a cup of coffee, and a theater director mapping out upcoming projects with the staff. Jedermann is located in a quiet District 9 street, not far from the city center, but away from the throngs clogging the more popular Jewish Quarter.
Jazz is the central theme at Jedermann with jazz posters draping the walls, jazz music playing in the background, and live jazz performances taking place Friday and Saturday evenings (featuring Mr. Van Vliet on the saxophone). Be sure to book a table in advance (+36 30 406 3617, only by text) because the place fills up quickly. Note that there are no jazz concerts during the summers.
As for food, go for the scrambled eggs "with everything" and the "bundáskenyér," Hungary's take on the French toast, which are both served all day. The hearty goulash soup will also not disappoint. A selection of wallet-friendly Hungarian wines are available too.