Part café, part restaurant, part bar, Keksz is a hybrid space located under the stately arch that marks the entry point of Budapest's party district. There are a handful of passable traditional Hungarian dishes here—including a goulash soup (€5), a catfish paprikash (€7), and a lecsó (€6), which is similar to a ratatouille—but you're best off sticking to the breakfast-all-day offerings like the scrambled eggs (€4) or the panini selections (€6). Alternatively, you can build your own salad from a set of ingredients.
The crowd at Keksz consists of a healthy mix of locals and tourists, many of whom come only for coffee or drinks, which are reasonably priced compared with the neighborhood's increasingly elevated price points. For example, a glass of beer or wine run €2 each. If you like IPAs, be sure to try "Keksz," their hoppy house ale on draft. In the evenings, many people come here to fuel up on alcohol before a night of debauchery just blocks away.