If you don't insist on having breakfast at the most fashionable places and instead prefer to keep things more laid back, below is a selection of unfussy Budapest cafés and restaurants. They each serve reliable breakfast dishes and draw a relaxed, mostly local crowd.
Founded by the legendary restaurateur Hans van Vliet, Jedermann Café is a snug, all-inviting café and restaurant for all to enjoy (hence "Jedermann," which translates to "everyone"). On any given day, tables might be filled with senior citizens fiercely debating Hungarian politics, students gossiping over a cup of coffee, and a theater director mapping out upcoming projects with the staff. Jedermann is buried on a quiet part of District 9, not far from the city center but away from the throngs clogging the party district.