Breakfast like a king – goes the saying. Indeed, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, so why not have it in style?
There are some really good breakfast places in Budapest. Whether it’s traditional, a bit special or international, everyone will find something that matches their taste.
The Best Breakfast Places in Budapest
The address and contact information of every breakfast restaurant can be found in Google Maps
1. Anyám szerint (According to my mother)
Who else would know better what we need than our dear mother? Anyám szerint is built up according to this concept.
What’s more, the owner’s mother is a frequent guest there. For example, on strudel Wednesdays, she surprises guests with her amazing home-made cakes.
This small vintage place located at 25 Wesselényi Street in the heart of the city awaits you with home-made cakes and fresh ingredients.
It is definitely a place for everyone as you can buy gluten-, lactose-, sugar-free and even vegan products. Even if you are not an early bird, you can get there by brunch and enjoy all the super tasty and filling menus.
It’s also a place for pet owners as Anyám szerint is pet-friendly. In case of good weather, we can enjoy the rare green areas of the downtown in the back garden and the terrace.
Downtown Budapest has quite a lot of breakfast eateries. Zoska is a little gem in Ferenczy István Street. It is a quiet little nook in the whirl of the city.
Since breakfast doesn’t end at 9 am here either, it is the perfect place for a delicious coffee or an omelet after a party.
It isn’t only the food that makes this spot special. It’s also the atmosphere.
Imagine taking your time with your favorite coffee and a delicious sandwich snuggled up in an armchair, taking a book off the shelf? That’s Zoska.
3. Madal Cafe
Looking for real relaxation? Visit one of the Madal Cafe shops in the city. Luckily, there are more and more of them in Budapest.
What makes them really special is that every member of staff smiles at you and the coffees are of amazingly high quality. Their goal is to bring about a new-line coffee revolution and create quality breakfast.
Just like Zoska, Madal Cafe also offers alternative milk and vegan foods for those with allergies and special needs.
The atmosphere and the background music are all designed to turn a stressful morning into a bit more relaxing one.
They got their name after the peace philosopher, Sri Chinmoy, thus becoming the island of peace in Budapest.
4. Cereal Beast
Finally, a spot that so many crave for – Cereal Beast muesli bar. There is everything, or even more for those hooked on muesli.
Look for the puffs of all colors of the rainbow at the intersection of Király Street and Akácfa Street. In addition to the colorful muesli, the extravagant ones can also choose different-shade milk instead of that lame white one.
Plus, the range on display at the store can hardly be found in domestic shops as many arrive from overseas.
If you are craving for real muesli, reminiscent of your childhood in today’s free-of-everything, vegan and other feverish worlds, you came to the right place.
5. Csészényi kávézó (Csészényi Café)
This little spot on Krisztina Avenue is a real time-travel experience. You will find yourself in another millennium as soon as you step in.
The special coffee grinders on the wall, the old pictures, and newspapers decorating the place – including the furniture – give the café a homely and historical atmosphere.
No wonder the atmosphere is amazing – the place was a Rill watchmaker’s shop earlier.
You can choose from 30 different coffees from all around the world. What’s more, the specialty of the place is that coffee is roasted locally, thus we can sip a tastier and fresher juice.
If we really have time for breakfast in style in the spirit of the slow movement, that’s the best place to be. Not only is this place perfect for breakfast, but it also welcomes coffee-lovers in the evening as well.
Tea, hot drinks, cakes and sandwiches changing seasonally are on the menu, too. The pre-war atmosphere gives this place its character: a good coffee, newspaper and you immediately feel you are back in the 1920s.
6. Cserpes tejivó (Cserpes Milk Bar)
The milk bar dates back to the 19th-20th century, when there were numerous shops of this kind selling milk, milk beverages and pastries.
István Cserpes wanted to revive this tradition by opening the very first shop of this kind in 2012. Due to its popularity, it was followed by many others.
Now, we will surely bump into one just walking down the streets of Budapest. The pastries and cheese are all home-made products, so you won’t find them elsewhere.
Some of the huge variety of home-made tasty products awaiting guests are a combo of typical túrós batyu (cottage cheese bundle), kakaós csiga (cocoa rolls) and fluffy hot chocolate – bringing back our childhood memories. The morning can’t get any better than this.
7. Oh My Green Bistro
Those who wish to start the morning in a healthier way, are vegans or suffer from some kind of food intolerance will find Oh My Green Bistro the perfect spot in Budapest.
The breakfast and lunch restaurant based in Petőfi Sándor Street in the 5th district satisfies all your needs.
Don’t have time to sit in? You can have pre-packaged takeaway thanks to the food-to-go line or choose from super healthy salads, vegetable creams, wraps and smoothies, and there are long breakfast hours.
You might want to start your day here if you would like eat consciously as all the ingredients are fresh and healthy for sure.
Located in Nádor Street, Hilda offers quite an experience with its interior and furnishing.
Of course, it’s no wonder as the restaurant is located in the Art Nouveau building designed by József Hild and the interior dreamed up by Péter Szendrő.
The mosaic wall reminiscent of the fictional Hilda, the art deco elements and the decoration add to the extraordinary atmosphere of the place.
Although initially, it didn’t start off as a typical breakfast restaurant (it is intended to rise roast chicken to great heights), by now it’s become a popular place to start the day.
From 9 am till noon delicious omelets, 100% meat frankfurters and Dijon mustard await guests.
Only Hungarian ingredients are used based on the farm-to-table movement, so the served dishes are definitely carefully selected and organic.
Nestled on the Pest side of Margaret Bridge, Bubó is the possible Mecca of early birds as it is open from 7 am.
We can sip our coffee, enjoying the clean design combined with the wonderful panorama of the Danube.
Home-made pâtés, huge bagels, artisan desserts, salads and delicious sandwiches are all part of the breakfast and brunch menu.
Some foods are also available in lactose- and gluten-free versions.
Dorado is a must for specialty coffee lovers where all the great products are made by a Spanish-Hungarian couple.
They learned the trade in New Zealand and are committed to introducing that culture to Hungary. The tiny little café in Klauzál Street has many virtues.
You will find coffee from Brazil, Ethiopia, and Kenya here and – unlike in many other cafés – coffee is a single origin, meaning you get the hot drink in non-mixed form.
This way, coffee is much more deeply-dimensioned, which might be a bit odd for some, but for coffee gourmets, this place is a real Canaan.
And it is surely a great pleasure to have a cup of “true” black on a sleepy morning. The atmosphere is astonishingly homely: the place awaits guests with a clean interior.
The couple wanted to forge a real Dorado community where visitors are called by their name and asked what kind of coffee they prefer instead of simply serving them.
11. SixLetter Coffee
This new wave café is worth visiting even to see the interior designed by Gáspár Bonta. Thanks to the huge windows the space is clean with much light.
It is the perfect venue for morning refreshments. As it is visible from the interior space, there is no secret here. The display kitchen also reflects this image, making us part of every step of the cooking process.
We have no reason to complain about the menu either: in addition to lightly roasted coffee, there are egg dishes, pâtés and Debrecen sausage for those loving fatty delicacies.
The spot located a few blocks away from the Parliament in Alkotmány Street works at slightly higher prices, but we definitely leave with real experience.
12. By Beans Coffee
Who knew we can have a nice breakfast at the market? The City Market in Hold Street is the place for this (and for a lot of other things as well).
By Beans Coffee with its cool look offers all the new wave menu here. The coffee bought from Swedish roasters will surely perk everyone up early in the morning, but you can also have tea, hot chocolate or ice coffee in the summer.
Breakfast is available all day. Choose from delicacies like different pastries in the vegan version as well. The owners chose the market as their venue based on a Portuguese example.
The only thing missing from the wide range of gastronomic offers on the market in Hold Street was a really good café. So, now the palette is perfect.
13. Marty’s Kitchen and Bar
Not exactly the early type? Love brunch? Head for Marty’s at the newly renovated Vörösmarty Square, where in addition to a tasty brunch and lunch, you can also have dinner.
The dishes are delicious and you’ll get that Great Gatsby feeling there. You can have a huge variety of dishes from all over Europe, not to mention their home-made pastries.
Apart from having a relaxing breakfast of nutritious and high-quality food, the place has a positive effect on the mind and the soul with its pastel colors and art deco style.
Not to mention the fact that we get to track the whole process of the preparation of our meal as there is only a glass wall separating us from the chef.
What is more, you are sure to find something to start the day with from a rich bowl to a bit lighter and healthier granola-based bowls.
Although the typical Hungarian cuisine isn’t the ultimate goal, they try to use domestic smallholders’ products. This way, we can be sure all the ingredients are of high quality.
14. Apropó Bistro
Apropó is the best way to start your day after clubbing in the party district of Király Street.
Breakfast is served from 8 am to 3 pm, so it’s almost impossible to be late – probably not worth it either. The range of choices is huge with English, Hungarian, French, Viennese and vegan breakfasts.
To add to this amazing variety, there is freshly-squeezed orange juice, hot beverages, and strong black coffee. The home-made croissant is a must-try, whether it’s sweet with jam and honey or salty with sour cream and bacon.
The diversity of Apropó provides a different atmosphere at any time of the day, making it ever so exciting and worth visiting.
Located on Hold Street, this unique place is a truly authentic breakfast restaurant in the heart of the city, working with homely, quality ingredients and flavors.
Its famous home-made pastries and leavened bread are well-known around the city.
The variety is huge, but the leavened bread prepared over several days and the Cruffin filled with home-made basil-strawberry jam and vanilla pudding are definitely a must.
There might be few households with kids starting the day with bread and jam from time to time: this is the place to relive this childhood experience.
Delicious bread, home-made jams and fresh, seasonal fruits are sure to be a success. Breakfast is unimaginable without coffee, which is made by specialist baristas in Artizán.
Bagatellini in MOM Park is definitely a simple choice, especially if we just rush into the shopping center, but still would like to have a healthy and quality breakfast.
It offers special fresh sandwiches and hand-made, additive-free pastries, but salads and soups are also available if you are having a late breakfast.
Those having a sweet tooth don’t have to worry either, as there are several pastry specialties and cakes. Available from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm, the hot kitchen also offers warm breakfast to guests.
Bagatellini pays special attention to using healthy ingredients. That’s also true for their bread and roll tower series, which are definitely worth a try.
In addition to their most popular house bread, Ardenner, Brót Bakery offers amazing organic bakery products and pastries and muffins made with cane sugar.
Woke up feeling you’d like to have something substantial instead of a light, organic and eco-breakfast? Visit Meatology at Basilica.
It is known to be the best steak restaurant in the city, but its breakfast menu is not to be neglected either.
Quality is not an issue here, and home-made meat and other dishes are made in accordance with one of their slogans: Slow Food Fast.
The Debrecziner sausage stuffed near Kaba with delicious oven-baked flatbread, home-made mustard, and vegetables. I told you, it was substantial. You definitely won’t get hungry for a while!
Looking for a more Hungarian breakfast? Try Full Hungarian Breakfast with sausages, bacon, vegetables, grilled spring onions and, of course, home-made mustard flatbread. Amazing flavors, amazing quality.
The breakfast bar on Frankel Leó Street has a history of its own. It’s not the first of the kind that opened here and was successful even before the big boom of breakfast and brunch spots.
Although the name was changed after the split of the two owners of the old SzenDzsó, the quality, the kind and homely atmosphere of the place hasn’t changed at all.
The place is well-known in the neighborhood, so everyone is greeted as a friend from the counter and this atmosphere is easily passed on to newcomers.
The menu is incredibly wide and put together well. The basic, familiar dishes stayed on the palette and some new ones, like omelets, bagels, croissants, crunchy frankfurters, baguettes and even muesli and oatmeal are also available.
Also, some specialties such as bagels filled with premium meat are included in the menu. Meat is smoked with their own smokers close to Zsolt’s – the owner – hometown.
Flavors produced this way are just amazing. I would also add goose liver or bagel French toast with cheese, sour cream and farm sausages. KicsiZso is a sympathetic breakfast spot with some great dishes.
19. Vintage Garden
A precisely thought out place where everything reflects the Provence atmosphere, including the very last door handles.
This spot is basically perfect for all kinds of events, be it breakfast, lunch, a date or a wedding. But the restaurant does not only look good in the pictures, but the amazing menu is also attractive.
Located in Dob Street, Vintage Garden has become so popular over the years that basically every day is a full house. I’m not going to lie, it’s a really girly place as it is quite often visible from the dishes from cute cakes to low-calorie salads.
Relaxing pastels perfectly match a tasty coffee and cake in the morning rush. And if you feel like decorating your food, the terrace is there for you lined with beautiful culinary herbs.
Perfect harmony is also aimed at in the dishes, thus the hand-made, delicately decorated cakes and biscuits. You can also buy home-made ice cream there in the summer heat.
20. Törökméz (Honeycomb toffee)
Authentically, this unique breakfast bar can be found on the way to the Gül Baba monument on Margit Street.
It’s a really homely place with a terrace for chilling out on a hot summer day before throwing ourselves into the everyday rat race.
It’s a breakfast bar, café, bakery and even a delicatessen in one. And it works very well this way.
Good coffee and a beautifully put together breakfast can be the perfect way to start the day, not to mention the kind and quick service. Running through the menu, we can see it is multicultural.
We can have a brunch menu evoking Tel Aviv, but French breakfast lovers won’t be disappointed either. And of course, the usual omelet, frankfurter, and sausage breakfasts are also part of the menu.
21. Why not Café and Bar
And really – why not? There are a number of reasons Why not Café and Bar located in Belgrád Quay (rakpart) is the perfect spot for breakfast.
First of all, the view of the Danube is amazing – I’d say there are a few more refreshing places in Budapest than this one.
The proximity of water gives this already truly homely place a unique atmosphere. In the morning, we can watch the waking city while drinking some kind of coffee specialty.
Some extra good news: it is a dog-friendly place, so it can be visited while taking the dog for a morning walk. The numerous pastries, sandwiches and salads are all perfect for starting the day.
22. Kuglóf Café
This sweet little place is nestled in Piarista Alley in the 5th district. Dóra Kovács, the owner and head confectioner of the place moved from the banking sector right into the culinary world. Incredible, right?
She learned from master chefs at a French confectionery school. By now, the place has become extremely popular.
I believe it’s not a disadvantage that she is a pro with numbers. Kuglóf is a sophisticated, homely place – the perfect location for a cup of coffee.
Still, I suggest you spend a bit more time here if you are not in a hurry. Locally roasted coffee, home-made bakery products, and crunchy sandwiches are offered for breakfast.
It doesn’t matter if you are a bit late either, as there’s an international chef in the display kitchen waiting for your requests.
All the ingredients are preservative-free and healthy, so quality cannot be an issue here.
23. Fat Mama Eatery
The name alone is a success, it’s hard not to have a good meal here. Based on Kazinczy Street, in the heart of the party district, this place is the pure representation of the bistro-like line.
Cool staff and light and characteristic bistro-like interior await us. And of course, amazing food.
Bertha MAMA, the English charcoal-fired furnace is the heart and soul of the place. Great things come out of that thing.
Regarding breakfast, they represent the classic line with salmon bagels, egg Benedict, omelets, muesli and American pancakes awaiting guests in the early hours.
Some vegan and Hungarian options are also available in addition to the typical breakfast types, but you can also put together your own omelet.
Being in the party district, the menu wouldn’t be complete without some “sobering” cocktails.
Those of you arriving straight from a party can pick from several regenerating breakfast drinks, which are guaranteed to cure even the toughest hangover.
24. Ébresztő (Wake up!)
Starting your day at Ébresztő located near Jászai Mari Square will surely wake you up from the often-gloomy mornings. This new wave café was set up in 2015 and has grown into a franchise since then.
All cafés operate at high standards, still, each one of them has its unique atmosphere, making sure we don’t feel like we’ve already been here.
There’s a variety of healthy breakfasts and self-roasted specialty coffees to choose from. Home-made cheesecakes and crumb cakes also in vegan and gluten-free versions add to this unique atmosphere.
Each place is an inspiration of its own with its unique design and unique products as basic elements.
25. Home of Franziska
Franziska has finally found a home on Iskola Street in Buda and was largely influenced by the decadent surroundings. It’s become a clean-lined, still homely and friendly place.
This can also be seen from the design of the menu: the ingredients have been carefully selected to make the best of everything.
Leaving out animal fat, cereal flour, milk or white sugar is considered important when desserts and breakfasts are created. The aim is to use natural ingredients. So, a large amount of fruit, vegetables and healthy ingredients are part of the creation.
Delicious coffee isn’t the only option to accompany our toast, breakfast burger or oatmeal – having a healthy, morning smoothie is also an option here.
It’s not only a breakfast bar. It’s the perfect destination for brunch and lunch as well.
Budapest is full of great breakfast eateries – each one offering something of their own, something unique, even in case of a simple omelet. It is not difficult to have a royal breakfast in this city, even if it’s vegan or full of meat.