#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.

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#2: Csirke csibész  —  $$$$$

Construction workers and white collar employees alike line up for the notorious chicken sandwiches at lunchtime at Csirke Csibész.

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district 06

#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.

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district 13

#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”.

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#5: Építészpince  —  $$$$$

Take some time to absorb the view from the inner courtyard of Építészpince: ivy-covered facades, cube stone patterns, symmetrically curved staircases.

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#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.

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#7: Gólya  —  $$$$$

A spirit of healthy anarchy radiates from Gólya, a bar-slash-community center located a bit outside the city center.

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#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.

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district 05

#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.

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#10: Keret Klub  —  $$$$$

Keret Klub, a bohemian bar in a deserted side street in District 8, offers additional perks besides the prohibition-era atmosphere.

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Rankings are based on a combination of food/drink, ambiance, service, interior design, location, and price.