Pesti Burger És Bár

Pesti Burger is a chic burger joint on the campus of Semmelweis University, near the Basic Medical Science Center’s glass-curtained building in Budapest's District 9. You might think that slinging pricey burgers on a college campus isn't the savviest of business ideas, but Pesti Burger tends to get at least half full at midday (granted: the wallet-friendlier pasta joint next door is usually mobbed with students).

It's one of the few places in Budapest that uses a potato bun, and the result is a light, moist, and wonderfully squishy burger. The classic cheeseburger (€7) is made with a nicely charred, 150 gram / 5.3 oz. patty from a Hungarian cattle breed, prepared medium-rare by default. If you'd like to upgrade to Angus, you will need to cough up €13.

Being a fast casual place on a college campus, Pesti Burger lacks the intimacy of a sit-down restaurant. But if you’re in the neighborhood and the urge for burgers strikes, this is your best bet. Three types of beers are available on draft. Note that the kitchen closes at 8:45 p.m.