Pesti Burger & Bar

Pesti Burger is a chic burger joint on the campus of Semmelweis University, near the glass-curtained building of the Basic Medical Science Center in Budapest's District 9. If you think that slinging pricey burgers on a college campus isn't a savvy business idea, think again: Pesti Burger fills up nicely at midday with both students and local office workers (granted, the wallet-friendlier pasta joint next door is usually mobbed by students).

Pesti Burger is 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 and 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.

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