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Sorhaz u. 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
+36 30 211 7368
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Ranked #38 of 1,747 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $4 - $26
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Hungarian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our familiar restaurant on two floors is in the heart of downtown, one block from the Danube River (District V, Sorhaz and Molnar street corner), atmosphere of the past century, Hungarian cuisine and good wines.
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
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UK
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

What a great experience! The owner greeted, cooked and served. He really made the whole experience. It's great to hear someone so passionate about Hungarian food and wines. The time he took with us made the whole experience worthwhile. He even kept the drinks slightly remote from the table, returning frequently to top up glasses! I've only ever had this... More

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was really great to read your comment on us! Our main goal in the restaurant is to provide excellent service to all of our guests at all times, and TripAdvisor is a very important tool to get the feedback, that yes, we succeeded again! We really appreciate your valuable time sharing... More

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The minute we walked into this restaurant we knew it was going to be good, the waiter was attentive and helpful. I had a Goulash soup which was alot better than the the soup i had tried at a restaurant the day before. For mains i had the duck leg with Red Cabbage, the cabbage was flavoured perfectly and the... More

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was really great to read your comment on us! Our main goal in the restaurant is to provide excellent service to all of our guests at all times, and TripAdvisor is a very important tool to get the feedback, that yes, we succeeded again! We really appreciate your valuable time sharing... More

Rome, Lazio, Italy
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

the service was OK and definitely the only thing worth the price. the food was nothing special and served like in lower class restaurant. we took fried mushrooms and cheese as starters, mushrooms were good but not worth the price. cheese was nothing special. the worst part were the main courses : a dish of vegetables and one rump steak.... More

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Had a wonderful meal for 12 people. All food was home made with great taste. The wine was very good, we tasted several types. Very nice atmosphere and perfect hospitality. At the end we were the only guests in the restaurant with great hospitality from this family run restaurant. The prices are very reasonable.

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Tusen takk! Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was really great to read your comment on us! Our main goal in the restaurant is to provide excellent service to all of our guests at all times, and TripAdvisor is a very important tool to get the feedback, that yes, we succeeded again! We really appreciate your valuable... More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

In this wonderful restaurant I spent unforgettable moments. Excellent atmosphere, perfect hospitality, kindness, service and friendly staff make me feel great and on the inestimable society. Romantic place in a quiet part of Budapest exudes with awesome traditionally style, the food is perfect, served wonderfully and all at very affordable (I dare say perfect) prices. Of course I'll be back... More

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Dejan, Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you next time! Best regards, Erika and Kalman More

essex, england
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On our first evening ever in Budapest choose this restaurant based on reviews and looking through the window !! Our hotel was only 40 metres away - the BohemArt Hotel. We thought we were the only tourists,the waiter was more than helpful with the menu, our knowledge of the hungarian language was and still is zero. The meal,the wine and... More

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was really great to read your comment on us! Our main goal in the restaurant is to provide excellent service to all of our guests at all times, and TripAdvisor is a very important tool to get the feedback, that yes, we succeeded again! We really appreciate your valuable time sharing... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner. We both had the goulash, he had duck and I had paprika chicken. In addition, we had a bottle of Hungarian wine and he finished with a Hungarian digestive (bitter). We also had a bottle of still water. The service was amazing and the owner was passionate about Hungarian wines, the atmosphere... More

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I selected this restaurant based on reviews found in Trip Advisor and was not disappointed! Small, cozy, and very inviting. We enjoyed savoring traditional Hungarian dishes. The staff was friendly and helpful. Dinner was an excellent value - about $114 U.S. for 6 people.

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Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant and thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! More

Cranston, RI
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant to take daughter and four of her friends who are attending college in Budapest. I read the good reviews about the Chef Cafe and stopped in to see if they could accommodate such large party at the last minute. Although they were booked, the gracious owner of called his son to come back and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our restaurant! It was really great to read your comment on us! Our main goal in the restaurant is to provide excellent service to all of our guests at all times, and TripAdvisor is a very important tool to get the feedback, that yes, we succeeded again! We really appreciate your valuable time sharing... More

Almere, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great food, good wine, excellent staff. The music was a bit odd but very amusing. Later they switched to a better groove. Loved the food, will definitely go back on my next visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Erika Judit V, Ügyvezető igazgató at Chef Cafe, responded to this review

Let me thank you for your time to share your experience with everyone here on TripAdvisor. I think the music you heard of Hungarian Gypsy music... :) We are glad that you enjoyed the stay with us, looking forward seeing you again in the future! More

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Additional Information about Chef Cafe

Address: Sorhaz u. 4, Budapest 1056, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 30 211 7368
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 4 - 26
Cuisine: Hungarian

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