Tel Aviv Café

Located in the old Jewish Quarter near the main orthodox synagogue, Tel Aviv Café is one of the only two kosher dairy restaurants in Budapest (so don't go searching for meat dishes here). Instead of typical Ashkenazi dairy classics like matzo brei, blintz, and latkes, the menu comprises Middle Eastern classics like couscous, shakshuka, and hummus, as well as vegetarian pizzas and pastas.

Some of the dishes, like the “Israeli platter” (€9), evoke a two-star hotel breakfast experience both in terms of taste and aesthetics. Non-kosher guests will find better tuna salad, mushroom pizza, and pasta Alfredo in the neighborhood, not to mention the stale Dobos torte. Across the street from Tel Aviv Café is its sister location, Carmel, a glatt kosher meat restaurant and serving considerably better food.

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