We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews


Location and contact

0.6 miles from Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
Improve this listing
The cafe is stuffed with plants and good music to make the atmosphere even more familiar. We try to do our best from breakfast till late dinner, but we make daily menu as well on weekdays. Single origin coffee, craft beers, local wines, many rums and palinkas.
$2 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, Cafe, European, Hungarian, International
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (607)
Filter reviews
320 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch snails bread pancakes lemonade metro waiters
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed June 23, 2021

Unfortunately, my first time after a pandemic in my one of favorite caffe was not successful. The service, as always quick and very friendly, delicious coffee, nicely served. Unfortunately the breakfast sets and in terms of visual and taste, much worse than what Csiga served...in the past. Chunks of dry bread, thick chunks, poor quality cheddar cheese, lemodide sprite with pice of oranges and worst of all the zucchini was stale.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2021

Often this is the first place we visit, we land in Budapest, get the bus, then the metro, then get off at Csiga (the snail). Our flight normally arrives on a Sunday evening and many (non-touristy) restaurants are closed but Csiga is open, and a...visit here for a meal and a nightcap is the perfect start to a visit. This is real and unpretentious fare, the menu is imaginative and always interesting, the beer and wine are good (the hot rum and ginger punch is perfect to warm you up before you venture back out into the cold). It has a student, laid back, bohemian feel to the place, the music is good but unobtrusive; it can be busy at the weekends so try to get there early-ish if you want to guarantee a table, (if you don't get a table then there's always Stex one tram stop away - a little more formal though).More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020

Popped over for a few glasses of wine one July evening - the folks serve decent Hungarian wine and they do speak good English. The place was packed with the locals, however, I was able to have a small table to myself. Bank cards are...accepted, which is a nice thing during COVID times.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

Really nice kitchen with very affordable prices. Personnel is very friendly and attentive. The quality of the food is outstanding.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

Off the beaten track we just stumbled upon it after visiting the Erkel. Eclectic mix of art and vintage nostalgia. Great atmosphere, excellent staff and very reasonably priced. We ate off the lunchtime specials board. Huge portions. Found it on our last day, but would...definitely of returned a couple of times over the weekend if we had found it earlier. Lunch, desserts and drinks for 3 dont think that we spent more than £20.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020

Always busy and popular with locals, delicious coffee! The hot lemonade is also really good. Will come back again :)

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

I really love this place! The food very is delicious the waiters are so nice and friendly! The whole place has this kind atmosphere. (I love the pictures on the walls)

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020

Not a bad place, but after reading the reviews here we expected something "special", which we did not find. An honest bar, with nice design and attentive staff, but nothing more, especially about the food.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020

Went in at 16:30 and some tables available. It gets booked up so worth checking if there’s available table but we got lucky. Lots of variety of food and staff pop over straight away - he mentioned 1 option was unavailable - how useful is...that - other places just wait til you try to order and then tell you but Csiga just let you know straight away. Got the veggie burger and veggie tapas. Very nice. The breakfasts look great so will try and pop back for that. Definitely a great place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020 via mobile

We had a great breakfast: yogurt with muesli and fruit, plus a special salad with egg, Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, feta cheese and bread! Also, very nice location. Absolutely recommended.

Date of visit: January 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Central Hotel 21
718 reviews
.19 miles away
Atrium Fashion Hotel
1,447 reviews
.19 miles away
Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center
1,429 reviews
.21 miles away
The Three Corners Hotel Anna
951 reviews
.23 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Beerstro 14
294 reviews
.13 miles away
Oinos WineBar Bistrot
1,172 reviews
.05 miles away
151 reviews
.04 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Rakoczi Ter Market Hall
14 reviews
.04 miles away
Gutenberg Square
9 reviews
.14 miles away
Rakoczi Square
11 reviews
.08 miles away
Kek Lo Fashion Pub
14 reviews
.07 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 19, 2018|
Response from Michael O | Reviewed this property |
Sadly I can't supply an exact date but restaurant redecoration is usually undertaken quite speedily in Budapest.
October 3, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Daniel P | Reviewed this property |
Don’t look further
Google Translation
June 4, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from LINDAJERSY |
I'm here now, A burger with cheese bacon coleslaw salad and fries is 1980 florint
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Csiga

Yes, Cafe Csiga offers takeout services.

Cafe Csiga is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5