TÁBLA Restaurant

TÁBLA is a small, breakfast-only restaurant in Budapest's trendy Jewish quarter. It's one of the two restaurants run by chef Gábor Fehér, a local young gun (the other, next door to TÁBLA, is ESCA, a fine dining studio restaurant). The minimalist space features white brick walls, sleek wooden tables, and a floor-to-ceiling window that swings open in the summertime.

The breakfast dishes, served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, feature many on-trend items you'd find in cities around the world: avocado toast, quinoa salad, and granola with yogurt. They also make bagels (€6), which are of the original, denser (boiled) variety. Although Gábor Fehér's fine-dining skills shine through in the dishes—be it the tasty eggs Benedict (€7) or the creamy scrambled eggs (€6)—portions are annoyingly small in relation to the prices.

If you enjoyed TÁBLA and want to kick it up a notch, try ESCA for dinner. Note that both restaurants are closed on weekends.

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