La nube café
La nube is a café and tapas bar tucked away in a side street in the increasingly hip Újbuda neighborhood on the Buda side. The main appeal of this Hungarian-Spanish, family-run operation is the welcoming, homey atmosphere and mixed patrons. On a typical day, customers might comprise parents with young children, hipsters typing away on their iPhones, and aging locals sipping glasses of draft San Miguel beer.
For breakfast, you can choose between a jamon or chorizo-based omelet. The lunch and dinner tapas menu features many of the usual suspects. I enjoyed most the chorizo al vino (€3), the rice and vegetables-stuffed peppers (pimientos rellenos; €3), the garlic shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo; €4), and the marinated pork cheek (carrillada; €5). Aged Iberico and other charcuteries, as well as Spanish cheese like Manchego are also served.
La nube also serves new-wave coffee (no filter coffee though) and a range of Spanish red and white wines. La nube's dimly-lit, intimate space can be especially fitting for those who're looking for a break from the downtown hustle and bustle.