Food and drink
There are cakes, pastries, coffees, special set breakfasts and rich main courses. While the quality is good, it’s really the surroundings that attract the punters.
The Boscolo Hotel spent much money in reviving the café following its nationalisation during the Communist period, and it’s an impressive setting in which to relax over a coffee. The high ceiling is adorned with original frescoes, there are corkscrewing marbled pillars and the decorators must have got through a fair few pots of gold paint.
As you'd expect from an eaterie in a luxury hotel, the service is good.
It's smack in the middle of the Great Boulevard, near Blaha Lujza tér.
The prices of the cakes and coffees reflect the fact that this is a historic café in a five-star hotel. You’ll get better-value caffeine and sugar elsewhere but it’s not the fare itself that draws the crowds. Set breakfasts (9am-noon) cost 3,900-4,900 forints. Main courses include grilled trout with peanut dressing for 5,100 forints and duck leg confit with dumplings for 4,950 forints; there are snackier options like sausage with boiled egg for 2,500 forints and a burger for just under 4,000 forints.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers