Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We’ve collected the best brunch places in Budapest so that you can start the morning right.
Hungarians have a deeply rooted national pride in their food. Go ask away, and they will go on forever about the most prominent local dishes ranging from the world-famous chicken paprikash and fisherman’s soup to different variations of strudel and the local beach food, lángos. But when it comes to breakfast, most Hungarians stick to the old ways: filling the table with cold cuts, heaps of scrambled egg, and a loaf of bread. There’s definitely beauty in this simplicity, but if you’re craving for something a bit more refined and millennial, you came to the right place. In the past few years, downtown Budapest got blessed with a growing number of cozy and hip brunch spots. On our hunt for bagels and benedicts, we collected the tastiest breakfasts in town
As you can expect from its name (Sonkapult means ‘ham counter’ in Hungarian), the first on our list of brunch places in Budapest is a hot spot for meaty treats. Their colorful menu is packed with all kinds of ham, cheese, eggs, and fresh bread. But fear not, their healthy, locally sourced foods and drinks serve the needs of vegans just as well. Located in the middle of the vibrant Jewish district of Budapest, Sonkapult fuses Hungarian specialities with Mediterranean delicacies for those hungry for new flavors. From hummus variations to sweet or savoury French toasts, all the superfoods are within easy reach in this little breakfast place. Whether your morning meal is a smoothie bowl or hand-made granola with fresh fruits, you just can’t go wrong in Sonkapult.
Start the day off with one of their sandwiches or crunchy toasts and a freshly squeezed fruit juice and finish up your morning with a specialty coffee – or a glass of wine, if you will.
Contrary to its name, Szimply is not just a simple breakfast place. Expect nothing less from this tiny restaurant tucked in a cobblestone courtyard between Astoria and Deák tér than fine-crafted healthy brunch – all day. Offering fresh and healthy dishes, Szimply came to life as an extension of the nearby speciality coffee shop, Kontakt. Run by the same owner, the two places are a match made in heaven where you can enjoy a bunch of superfoods with quality coffee. In the name of slow food, you can sit out on the cozy terrace, sip the artistically brewed coffee (with strict house rules of no sugar, no americano, no milk in the filter), and choose your breakfast treat from the seasonally changing menu that’s rich in vegan and gluten-free options.
Contrary to the previous item on our Budapest brunch list, it’s not your place if you fancy a glass of wine with your breakfast – Szimply doesn’t serve alcohol.
tuesday 09:00 – 16:00
wednesday 09:00 – 16:00
thursday 09:00 – 16:00
friday 09:00 – 16:00
saturday 09:00 – 16:00
If you find yourself hungry for a wholesome brunch on the Buda side of the city, we warmly recommend Törökméz as well as its many flavors from across the globe. From breakfast burritos to Brazilian acai bowls to shakshuka to French toast, they are heavy on special dishes. But if you long for a more local treat, they also serve Hungarian ratatouille and a selection of sandwiches. Offering variations of pastries, speciality coffee, elderflower champagne, breakfast and lunch meals, Törökméz is an all-in-one place that functions as a bakery, a cafe, a restaurant, and a deli.
To energize your body after the food coma at Törökméz, climb up to the nearby tomb of Gül Baba for a scenic view of Budapest.
Still on the Buda side, if you wander nearby Batthyány tér, make sure to drop by Franziska for a sweet little breakfast or brunch. Whether you crave oatmeal, granola, smoothie or a croissant, this place will surely treat your morning hunger right. If you arrive after breakfast hours (later than 11:45), ask for the daily soup and salad sided by wine or a craft beer of your choice.
Franziska does not stop at brunching. The brand is best known for its heavenly organic dessert boxes and vegan cakes – also available for delivery. Be sure to try some before you bid farewell to the Home of Franziska.
tuesday 07:30 – 18:00
wednesday 07:30 – 18:00
thursday 07:30 – 18:00
friday 07:30 – 18:00
saturday 09:00 – 16:00
sunday 09:00 – 16:00
For Cinnamon, brunch is more than a daily meal; it’s a way of life. They welcome their guests with the bittersweet smell of home-brewed coffee and an all-day breakfast menu. Guests are on thematic gastro tours from French toasts to English breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, tapas bowls, and even snappy frankfurters with homemade bread. And if the mere mention of cinnamon makes your mouth water, we recommend finishing off your meal with a cinnamon-apple donut fresh out of the oven.
If brunching in a bigger group is your long-awaited dream, Cinnamon is the place for you and your friends. In the name of community spirit, they are more than happy to prepare real breakfast feasts for up to 30 people.
08:00 – 16:00
- What are the best brunch places in Budapest?
- The best breakfast and brunch places in Budapest are Sonkapult, Szimply, Törökméz, Home of Franziska, and Cinnamon
- What is brunch?
- Brunch is a late morning meal that combines breakfast and lunch. It’s best eaten between noon and 2 pm on weekends.
- What is the difference between breakfast and brunch?
- Brunch is a late breakfast that combines lunch and breakfast food and usually eaten late on lazy weekends.
- What can you eat for brunch?
- The most common brunch meals include oatmeal, granola, avocado on toast or French toast, scrambled or poached eggs, fresh bread or baguettes, sided by a smoothie or coffee