Sarki Fűszeres

Sarki Fűszeres is a tiny café and specialty store in Újlipótváros, an adorable, under-the-radar middle-class neighborhood. Try to go here for breakfast during the warm-weather months, when the outdoor terrace has opened. It's situated under a canopy of greens. The breakfast offerings include expertly prepared ham & eggs (€5), frankfurters (€5), and meat and cheese platters (€5). Inside, they sell high-end charcuterie, cheese, olives, and other specialty food products.

After your breakfast, be sure to roam around the neighborhood, which has a number of hidden gems, including the lavish modernist building across the street from Sarki Fűszeres (#38 Pozsony Road), featuring a sumptuous marble staircase, and the tranquil Szent István park overlooking the Danube River.

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