02 Sep Gardens and terraces
There is nothing new under the sun
It’s hot, it’s still safer to be outdoors because of the virus threat, so the very few travellers together with the locals choose the shady garden venues or terraces of both popular and less known restaurants, cafés and pubs all over the city.
The Budapest Jewish Quarter has always been famous for the various eateries, cafés, pubs, confectioneries but such places attracted regulars in every district of Buda and Pest, too.
During my walks I enjoy showing or recommending such places to my guests because of the truly special atmosphere. It’s so different to enjoy a meal in a shady garden from having a meal in an air-conditioned room. At least worth trying once in Budapest.
The black and white picture shows the indoor and outdoor part of a restaurant called Élő (Living) around 1922. It was one of the extremely popular restaurants of Erzsébetváros (Elizabeth Town), where the historical Jewish Quarter even today is , even though this place was a bit further away, next to the Keleti (East) Railway Station.
The colour pics were taken in super trendy ruin bar-type places within walking distance of the Great Synagogue or the orthodox Rumbach Street Synagogue. Mazel Tov, Szimpla, Fat Mama Eatery, Grandio, Massolit Books&Café are all very different and unique but all give informal, casual atmosphere with a mutual goal: they want to be urban, recreational, child and dog-friendly, open cultural spaces.
Hopefully you can enjoy the greenery, great meals and divine drinks as soon as possible. Let us be positive.