Budapest, would be one of the unexpectedly beautiful cities we’ve visited – unassuming but totally enchanting, clean and full of surprises. Above photo shows Pest, the eastern, flat part comprising the Hungarian capital. This was shot from the western side or Buda – the other part, when we went up to a castle on a hill. But, before the walking and going up, hubby and I were searching for a lovely spot to have breakfast in. We haven’t had anything for the day and it was already 10!
Truth be told, it was hubby who did the research – landmarks to see, which station to get off on and all those little details. We enjoy going about any city even though we just ride the trains, trams and buses, makes for additional adventure if we take the wrong route, lol. We boarded off the station Oktogon – I totally forgot now why. 😀 It must be the nearest to some place hubby wanted to see first (?).
As we walked, we saw what seemed to be a newly opened restaurant, Muvész Café & Lounge, all cozy and very inviting, at the heart of Budapest’s 6th district. It may have just opened for the day so we were the first customers. I really like the interior and atmosphere, refreshing and easy.
The display had sandwiches, cakes and other pastry but the menu offers breakfast selections and bigger meals too. The joint is different from the famous Müvész Kávéház, a meeting place for artists and bohemians and is still a popular spot for residents of Budapest and their visitors, that one can be found a few steps away. Well, this branch was at #46, the other at #29 – two streets away.
While waiting for food, we got ‘connected’ a bit, thanks to the free wifi. We were served bread and our plates of ham and eggs served with some greens and sweet tomatoes. Hubby’s cappuccino came with a cute bunny latte art on it and my melange was served properly hot. I don’t usually drink coffee but I had a cup that time and ironically got Vienna’s specialty while outside the city. I’ve yet to try it at one of Vienna’s famous coffee houses.
It was a lovely meal all in all, I felt ready for walking as I stood up, hah! We surprisingly paid about 3.875 HUF (Hungarian Forint) or 13.57 € /18$ only. What a steal! So off we go, walking and taking the trains in between, shooting like a pro and how tourists should! 😛 I felt safe walking around because Budapest is so much like Vienna in many ways and not to wonder because during the Austro-Hungarian empire under the same ruler, the architecture and culture of both cities flourished together.
We went up the Buda castle via the lift servicing tourists…it was only later on that we find out that there’s actually a bus going up…no extra fare. 😀 From there, one can see the Pest side and take photos of the picturesque Danube along with the famous bridges connecting the two sides of Budapest. Buda castle is a massive complex on top of Castle hill and is part of the Budapest World Heritage site. It was quite hot that day too so when I saw a smoothie-stand – I asked for a large cup! So I could sit a bit too while drowning in it – walking on cobblestones is nice but it gets tiring too. I unfortunately can’t remember the spot where we had it. It’s actually a restaurant and the stand is an addition. It’s high up the Buda Castle Quarter just before the statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy.
The view in front of me is not as lovely as the view on my right…lol. We stayed a bit more but didn’t really have the appetite to eat a proper meal. We went around the castle and around Budapest but I’ll save those stories and photos for another post. Tata!
Müvész Café & Lounge
Andrássy út 46, Budapest, Hungary, 1061
+36 1 269 0493
Food joint near Buda Castle Quarter
1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2, Hungary
Wow! such a nice place, great for strolling and sightseeing, I wish I could visit Budapest and have the same experience like yours, and be able to taste that cappuccino with cute bunny design.
Wow, great virtual tour again, Marie! Sigh, I so love the photos.. what a romantic place! And yes, it’s always good to research on the places to go to before a trip– your hubby did a good job!
P.S. The food– like always, you made me hungry! :p
incredible clean streets! like the one in singapore! your plate looks yummy! that’s gonna be a perfect brekky for me!
I would settle with your breakfast and the place is so clean.
Chubskulit Rose says
Judging by the photos, it is indeed one beautiful place.
Tingting R. says
Nice country to visit. Not the usual Paris, Italy or London…
What beautiful sights to behold! I love how you took us there virtually; not missing any minute detail. You certainly are one good storyteller!
oh am gee….makes me envious in a good way…sigh, wish I could have the resources and the time to travel there too one sweet day, for now looking at your photos, beautiful photos is enough to quench my longing…:)
I am so lucky that a seat is left for me on this nice virtual tour. Budapest is a beautiful city with clean streets and nostalgic buildings.
Mari Bella says
Scenery palang busog na! Plus the foo serve looks so yummy.
Nova S says
I love the place, I am not quite sure but Budapest is part of Europe right?
hi sis, yes, it is the capital of Hungary. 🙂
It’s my first time to hear about Budapest. Amazing place! Would love to visit someday!
by just simply looking at the pictures, makes me love the place already, hehehe, what more reading them…thanks for the tour. i would enjoy having a tea (if they have but coffee is fine) there…your food looks yummy. sis, i won’t mind walking in a place like this, sama next time…hahaha! 🙂
Jessica Cassidy says
Wow! Budapest is such a beautiful place and clean too. Sis, your pictures always turn out beautiful. They are clear and crisp 🙂 The cappucino is deliciously inviting for me to take a sip 🙂
Channel Imperial says
Ang ganda ng Budapest!