Liberté Budapest

Liberté is a chic breakfast restaurant located in an elite section of Budapest's downtown peppered with banks and near the Parliament building. The expensive interior design complete with Mid-century modern furniture marries a high-end American diner and a French bistro. No doubt with an intent to draw in tourists, the menu at Liberté includes on-trend international breakfast dishes along with Hungarian classics, meaning that you could very well pair a Hungarian goulash soup with an avocado toast or a tonkatsu sandwich. Unfortunately, however, some of the plates fall short. For example, the egg yolk was dry rather than runny in the Eggs Benedict, a basic and annoying mistake.

Although open all day, Liberté is best for breakfast or a boozy weekend brunch, as the area gets deserted and the restaurants less than half-full in the evenings. Although price points are on the higher end and the service staff can be visibly unenthusiastic, but the location and the highly-invested interior can make it worthwhile. If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to walk through the stately Liberty Square, around the corner from Liberté.