Cafe Bouchon is a friendly professional restaurant close to Oktogon square (Andrassy avenue) in Budapest. As Fodor’s Budapest travel guide writes: “You won’t find friendlier or more attentive service in Budapest than in this French-inspired bistro… Café tables, parquet floors, and a daily menu written on butcher paper all set the mood for a casual but sophisticated meal. The well-chosen wine list highlights some of Hungary’s best and most interesting wines by the glass…. The flourless French chocolate cake on the regular menu is a treat any time of the year.” Cafe Bouchon is on the Top 33 list of Chew.hu, the Hungarian food blog.
Address: 1066 Bp. Zichy Jenő u. 33.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9 am – 11 pm (closed on Sun)
Note: Cash only. Four-course menus come at about 4-5000 HUF. You can make up your 100% portion by having three different meals of 33% (great for gourmet tasting). Sundays closed.
See the location of Cafe Bouchon on the Budapest Tourist Map (check the knife and fork map icon in the middle, and click on the icons to learn more about the neighboring places of interest or click on the View Larger Map blue link under the map):
Anyway, as the owners explain it “the name ‘Bouchon’ comes from the French ‘La Bouchon’ meaning ‘the cork of the wine bottle’. More importantly however – and that was our main inspiration in choosing this name- it is also the name for little-, family-run restaurants in the province of Lyon.”
PS: the owners of Café Bouchon worked for Cafe Kör for several years, which means a kid of guarantee for a good job.
photo: from Port.hu
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