Mokka Cafe and Restaurant in Budapest City Center

Mokka Cafe and Restaurant is one of the restaurants in Budapest recommended by Michelin guide. Its style is trendy-elegant ‘ethno-eclectic’ combining African-Mediterranean colors and elements. But it’s also ethno-eclectic in its cuisine in a sense that the restaurant is striving to create its own Mokka versions of international and Hungarian dishes with a modern flair. Sommelier helps you to pick wines. Pricey.

Mokka Cafe and Restaurant in Budapest downtown

Address: Sas utca 4., Budapest 1051
Phone: 00-36-1-328-0081
Opening hours: (lunch and dinner) Mon-Sun 12:00-24:00
Getting here:

  • metro (all lines) Deák tér station
  • tram/streetcar: number 2,

See the location of Mokka Cafe and Restaurant 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). Notice that Mokka Cafe and Restaurant is very close to the Parliament, the Basilica and Roosevelt square with the Chain Bridge & the Gresham Palace or Hotel Sofitel.


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Maligan Restaurant (Maligán Étterem) – Fine Dine and Wine in Budapest

Maligan Restaurant (Maligán Étterem) serves good food and has a wide variety of wines. Perhaps the only challenge is the location on Lajos utca in Budapest: not only is it off the usual tourist track but the door of the restaurant is also somewhat hidden under the arcades where you would not expect to submerge into one of the finest dining places in Budapest. Maligan Restaurant has nevertheless been chosen among the Top 33 restaurants in Budapest by the Hungarian food blog, Chew.hu, and having tried some of their dishes, I must agree. There was only a couple besides us, which was sort of strange to have the place for us, but hopefully, since then more people have discovered the merits of Maligan. On the bright side, you can expect to have more moderate prices than in downtown wine restaurants. Maligan is pretty serious about wines, offering hundreds of wines from all wine regions in Hungary (as well as palinka – brandy). They also organize (blindfolded) tasting sessions, winery courses, etc.

Maligan Restaurant Maligán Étterem in Budapest Óbuda

Address: 1036 Budapest, Lajos utca 38.
Phone: 00-36-1-240-9010
Opening hours: (dinner hours) Mon – Fri 12:00 – 23:00, Sat 16:00-23:00 (closed on Sundays)
Getting here
:

  • bus number 86 or 60 (about 5 stops from Batthyány tér metro station), get off at Szépvölgyi út
  • suburban train (HÉV) (2 stops from Batthyány tér Hév station) get off at Kolosy tér

Note: hundreds of wines and real wine expertise makes it one of the best places for wine-lovers in Budapest (you can also buy wines as it has a wine store). Hungarian indigenous meats (mangalica, Hungarian gray cattle/ szurkemarha) are worth a try from the menu, as well as the forest berry drinks for non-alcoholic guests. Closed on Sundays.

See the location of Maligan Restaurant 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). Notice that Maligan Restaurant is very close to the Roman ruins of Aquincum, the Lukács Spa Bath, and one of the best cafes in Budapest ever, the Daubner. Last but not least a few minutes away, you will find the Palvolgy Dripstone Cave (Pálvölgyi Cseppkőbarlang) full of stalactites and stalagmites, good very healthy air and underground wonders.


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Chez Daniel Restaurant (Chez Daniel Étterem): a bit of Provence in Budapest

Chez Daniel Restaurant (Chez Daniel Étterem) with its French cuisine orchestrated by French chef Daniel Labrosse, smallish quaint terrace and numerous wooden, and brass French cocks brings a glimpse of Provence in Budapest. The restaurant is on the way to or from the Heroes’ square (Millennial Monument, Museum of Fine Arts, etc.) on beautiful Andrassy avenue, which is flanked by Paris-like 19th century buildings.

Chez Daniel is on the list of Top 33 restaurants made by the Hungarian food blog, Chew.hu. Vegetarians watch out for the camembert chaud aux truffes (warm camembert with julienned white truffles). Likewise the cheese platter shows an allegiance to the tenets of French cuisine. Steel on the Food Police blog writes Chez Daniel has “definite highs and some strange and unexplicable lows” – like a marriage with ups and downs.

Chez Daniel restaurant offering French cuisine in Budapest Hungary

Chez Daniel restaurant offering French cuisine in Budapest Hungary

Address: Szív utca 32, 1063 Budapest
Phone: 00-36-1-302-4039
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 12-15 and 19-23
Note: French and Hungarian wines and clientele. Besides French meals, you can also buy fresh vegetables in a little shop within Chez Daniel, or French wines next to the restaurant, in Trikolor. His & Hers menus on Valentine’s Day & other romantic treats for your better half.
Getting here: underground (yellow line metro), Kodály körönd station or bus number 4.

See the location of Chez Daniel Restaurant 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). Notice that Chez Daniel Restaurant is close to Andrassy avenue, the House of Terror museum,


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The above mentioned white truffle (choiromyces meandriformis in Latin) is not identical with the Alpine tartufo bianco.

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