The "Round Café" is a local favorite, with a menu of classic Hungarian dishes. The cozy bistro—with white tablecloths, warm coral walls, and soft lighting—is the kind of place that will make you feel like settling in for the evening with a good bottle of wine, and a meal spread out over hours. The many daily specials are scrawled on a roll of paper hanging on the wall. The Hungarian charcuterie platter that's sometimes available is a great way to sample some of the country's great variety of paprika-spiced sausage and smoked ham. Otherwise, the goose-liver pâté and steak tartare are both classic ways to start a meal here. For main courses, the kitchen does a great job with duck and foie gras (there are usually several types available). Do save some room for dessert. Leaving without trying the mákos guba (poppy seed bread pudding), Somlói galuska (Hungarian trifle), or gesztenyepüré (chestnut puree) with sour cherries would be a shame. There is still a dearth of breakfast places in Budapest, but Café Kör does serve eggs and omelets from 10am until noon. Located near the Basilica, Café Kör is a small (and very popular) place, so do make reservations, and keep in mind that it's cash only.
Sas utca 17
Our Rating Neighborhood V. district Hours Mon–Sat 10am–10pm Transportation Metro: Deák tér (M1, M2, M3) or Bajcsy Zsilinszky út (M1) Phone 1/311-0053 Prices Main courses 2,090 HUF–4,690 HUF Cuisine Type Hungarian Web site Café Kör
MapSas utca 17 Budapest
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