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Baby, it’s cold outside – what to do, when the chill hits town

Warm up with a pumpkin soup!

This cheerful orange soup bursting with ginger and orange zest and a hint of nutmeg, plus a few drops of pumpkin seed oil instantly adds warmth in your stomach and adds a smile to your face. Find its varieties across the town as the weather is getting colder, Bors Gasztrobár is awesome for a quick snack during city exploring with its daily selection of cuppa soups and grilled baguettes. The Nem adom fel Kávézó aka Never Give Up Café & Bar is the first café in Budapest to be founded and run by people with special needs. Employees make and serve all kind of drinks and meals, as well as contribute in organising and carrying out the programs held in the Cafe. It’s crew consists of many colourful and versatile personalities. Last year they had an amazing pumpkin soup, which we are hoping would return!

Make yourself cozy at the Bed Cinema!

The „Buda Bed Cinema” lifts the cinematic experience to a whole new level. Make yourself comfortable on one of the cosy, double bed sized sofas, relax and enjoy the movie. Feel free to recline and occupy a whole sofa to yourself, share it with your partner, friends or little family. The modern screening technique enables you to view older and newer classics alike in the best quality, with sound and picture clarity that enhances shivers and quivers as well as delight and laughter. We recommend you to send them a PM on Facebook for the availability of English screenings. The cinema is at Buda Entertainment & Gastro Center, District 3, Bécsi út 38-44, information, ticket order: +36 1 437 8362  Ticket price: adult 4444 Ft, student: 3333Ft, on Wednesdays : 3333Ft
One ticket is valid for usage of one bed, for two adults or two adults plus two children under 10 years.

Treat yourself to a spa experience!

Get those aching muscles a real treat, book yourself a session in one of the famous thermal spas, well recreation area is available such as sauna, hot steam and massage. For the latter booking is a must! Don’t forget your swimsuits and flip-flops and check the spas if there are any gender restrictions. Most spas are co-ed, but like in Rudas, during some hours men-only or women-only sections occur. Find the top spas in our previous article HERE

Go skating and drink mulled wine!

The 360° open-air panoramic terrace of Hotel President is an amazing hotspot of Budapest that functions as a lookout point where you can admire the view of the city and the neighbouring Zsolnay decorated Hungarian Treasury. During winter months – from the 1st November this year – the Roof Terrace changes into a small ice skating field, where you can enjoy beside the very unique view to Budapest, while you are having fun at the plastic skating field. You can also heat up with mulled wine, tea, and try some winter hot dishes as well.

Indulge with a rich hot chocolate!

This time calorie-counting is strictly forbidden! At Azték Choxolat! more than 50 variations of the cocoa and melted chocolate drink is available with a dollop of fresh whipped cream upon request. The menu offers dark, white, or milk hot chocolate, plus add-ins like forest fruits and mint. During winter this charming place is the best hideaway from the cold!

Get away from the city buzz and escape with a book!

Massolit Books & Cafe Budapest is a local branch of Massolit Books from Krakow. They specialize in popular and academic books, mostly at significantly reduced prices. They stock unique books in subjects that are difficult to find in Eastern Europe, including progressive politics, gender studies, Jewish studies, and others. And as they are also a cafe with American pies, cakes, and cookies baked fresh daily, you can easily spend even a whole they there reading!

Photos: Pixabay, Pexels

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