Before long, all visitors to Budapest will notice the countless painfully overlit gyro vendors swarming the city and hawking low-priced sandwiches of mediocre quality at best. At first glance, San Da Vinci, located along the highway-like Rákóczi út in the city center, looks like one of them, but it turns out to be a worthy venue.

The owner, a Turkish native from the seaside city of Cesme, is committed to bringing the flavors of street food from the Aegean Region to Budapest. You're here for the kumru sandwich, a specialty of Cesme, consisting of a sesame-seeded demi baguette layered with melted cheese, crisped pepperoni, sweet tomatoes, and pickles. It's very good. Get the “atom” version to top it off with a fried egg. San da Vinci’s baklava, moist and buttery and rich with pistachio nuts, is delicious. Turkish coffee, ayran, the yogurt-based beverage, and a few seats upstairs are also available.

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