#1: Café inside the Szabó Ervin Library — $$$$$
Visit the café inside the Szabó Ervin library to marvel at the interior of this former-mansion-turned-library, which is a must-see.
#2: Csirke csibész — $$$$$
Construction workers and white collar employees alike line up for the notorious chicken sandwiches at lunchtime at Csirke Csibész.
#3: Tera Magyar Konyhája — $$$$$
Many local residents can be found at Tera Magyar Konyhája, a diner with traditional dishes in Újlipótváros, a must-visit neighborhood not usually on visitors' radars.
#4: Műterem Kávézó — $$$$$
Flaky almond croissants, fresh orange juice, and new wave coffee are just three of the reasons to visit Műterem Kávézó in the “Harlem of Budapest”.
#5: Építészpince — $$$$$
Take some time to absorb the view from the inner courtyard of Építészpince: ivy-covered facades, cube stone patterns, symmetrically curved staircases.
#6: Műhely Egyetem Café — $$$$$
Műhely Egyetem is an eccentric little café in the basement of the largest university in Budapest with breakfast offerings and lunch prix fixe.
#7: Gólya — $$$$$
A spirit of healthy anarchy radiates from Gólya, a bar-slash-community center located a bit outside the city center.
#8: Mélypont Presszó — $$$$$
Highly amortized pieces of socialist interior design will await you at Mélypont Presszó, a cavernous underground bar on one of the most charming streets in Budapest.
#9: Zsiga bár — $$$$$
Think of Zsiga Bár, this bizarrely decorated tiny café/bar as the gateway to a different, albeit no less exciting world outside the comforts of the Grand Boulevard.
#10: Keret Klub — $$$$$
Keret Klub, a bohemian bar in a deserted side street in District 8, offers additional perks besides the prohibition-era atmosphere.