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Friends with Benedicts: the brunch is back!

Salad for breakfast? Pancakes for dinner? Anything is possible. Ingredients, ingredients, ingredients so that something as simple as brunch can be simply the best.  Treat yourself to a long, leisurely brunch this week, at one of our favourite brunch spots in Budapest.


Enjoy Benediction – the ultimate à la carte brunch with tempting egg dishes and the finest bubbles in downtown Budapest, at The Living Room every Saturday and Sunday between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. A stylish dining experience with a twist of New Yorker brunch culture at Budapest’s prestigious lounge at The Living Room in Kempinski, an intimate café where uptown sophistication meets downtown chic. Benediction at The Living Room is an enduring custom where guests can choose from a range of teas served with signature Eggs Benedict, fresh oysters, Wiener Schnitzel, delicious starter plates, homemade waffles and a mouth-watering selection of pick-me-up cocktails created for lazy Saturday and Sunday mornings by Blue Fox The Bar.
Additionally, we serve Hungarian and French white and rosé bubble selections from winemakers we personally know and have chosen to work with for their very specific and genuine approach, craft and artistry. Home-roasted coffee, and fresh veggie and fruit juices complete the dining experience. Live music starts at 10:30 am the one and only music selector: Bruce Marshall, the Music Sommelier!

Where? Hotel Kempinski

Date and Time: every Saturday and Sunday between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm

Travel to France, to the fabulous Provence – Be part of an unforgettable gastronomic journey!
All you can eat buffet lunch every Sunday from 12:00 through 15:00. Besides unlimited food consumption we guaranteeunlimited drink consumption from house wine, sodas, juices, mineral water, and lemonade. Guests will be greeted with a welcome sparkling wine. In addition, we will be offering our guests the ever so popular children’s corner along with an animator as well as suitable live music. Bouillabaisse Marseillaise, Cognac Seasoned Smoked Duck Liver Pate „Brasserie”, Onion Goat Cheese with Truffle Honey and Ruccola Salad, Roasted Garlic Seasoned Lamb Leg with Vegetables and Rosemary Sauce, Chevril Mussels Steamed in White Wine Served with Fennel and Smoked Ham, Pot-au-feu with Fish just to name a few treats, for a bargain of 7490 HUF per person

Where? Hotel Araz

Date and Time: every sunday between 12:00  and 15:00.

Sarki Fűszeres – the French intimate hideaway

This small, French café is rather a grocery store where they are preparing what they are selling. The ground floor of a nicely renovated modernist building from the 1940s hosts this hidden breakfast place, where locals mingle for  coffee or breakfast, chatting by the outdoor tables canopied over with greenery. Ham & eggs, English breakfast, croissants, meat and cheese platters, and plenty other other locally sourced organic stuff are on the menu

Where? District 13. Pozsonyi út 53-55

Zoska – shabby-chic behind the antique book stores

There is a place in the heart of downtown, in a quiet street where this special café is waiting for you, hidden behind the busy road of the antique book stores. The offering includes international breakfast staples  from cold plates to ham & eggs,Hungarian french toast. Hook into a comfortable armchair, pick a book from the shelf and enjoy the flavor and smell of the food and coffee.

Where? District 5. Ferenczy István u. 28, closed on Sundays!

Liberté – diner style atmo

Liberté is a worthy attempt at recreating the atmosphere of a high-end American diner infused with a trendy French bistro. Located near the Parliament in the elite section of District 5 peppered with banks, it mainly caters to a well-off clientele. The food is an interesting combination of trendy international staples and Hungarian-influenced culinary essentials. So you might find both avocado toast with poached egg and steak with goose liver and lecsó on the menu.

Where? District 5. Aulich u. 8.

Á la Maison Grand – chic all day breakfast 

This French-style café has become one of the most popular breakfast destinations in Budapest for the fashionable crowd. The all-day breakfast offering at À la Maison Grand is prepared reliably and well, and includes a range of classics (think croque madame), and more exotic variations such as the goose liver benedict. These dishes are often accompanied by strawberry mimosas from the full service bar.

Where? District 5. Budapest, Nádor u. 5.

Déryné Bistro – traditions with a twist

Déryné has been the local Grand Café and Bistro for those living in the inner Buda districts since the early 1910s, originally family-owned and operated by the August family. One of the first institutions to be granted a 24/7 caffehouse status in the city, with a French bakery and patisserie right on the premises, live music, fresh international papers and a lively terrace, Déryné has soon became and still is a landmark Brasserie with style, history and culture.

Where? District 1. Krisztina tér 3

Villa Bagatelle – the comfortable elegance

The story of this inspiring family-run business began in 2010. Ágnes and her husband, Albrecht Wirtz moved back from Germany with a dream to create a place where every detail reflects outstanding quality, comfortable elegance, attention to detail and a homely environment. A café where only fresh, wholesome and healthy artisan food is served. Hand in hand with the kitchen, bakery and patisserie staff, their dream has come true. They found the perfect venue in the villa, built in 1929 by the owners of the Saint Rókus Pharmacy, and have given new life and meaning to this renovated building. The Villa comprises three rooms, one situated on each floor of the building and each with its own unique atmosphere. On the ground floor, the Brót bakery offers home-made breads and baked goods. A café and bistro with its own desserts and dishes on the first floor, while the second floor is home to the Salon, the perfect space for family and company events.

Where? District 12. Németvölgyi út 17.

Émile – Gerbeaud’s touch in Buda

In 2014 it’s owners found the beautiful villa in Pasarét which was built between 1921 and 1928 and both exterior and interior walls have lived and seen a lot. The name of the place is after Gerbeaud’s first name so it is easy to connect it with its partner in Pest. Whether it is breakfast, business meeting, lunch, afternoon tea, family dinner, children’s party or take away cakes, Émile is the solution in Buda. In the villa a restaurant, a confectionery with a pastry shop and a café are also found, moreover there is a play empire for children at Émile dining room on the ground floor. Between spring and autumn, guests can enjoy the amazing ambience of the garden where comfortable cabanas and family atmosphere provide relaxation for a romantic dinner, friendly or business meeting and family events.

Where? District 2. Budapest, Orló u. 1

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