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Cafe Vian

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great experience at this restaurant. The atmosphere was friendly and the outside seating was perfect for our meal. The food was wonderful and Mark was a great server!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s a great experience! The ambiance is very welcoming. Amazing wines, food, and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations. A special thanks to the manager Peter for taking care of us during the 30 min wait for our table. Peter obviously loves...his job. His service was impeccable. The Vesztergombi Pinot Noir he suggested was excellent! Thanks to Victor and our server named Peter as well. All of you are simply enhancing the reputation of excellence already associated with Cafe Vian. We will be back and keep up the great work!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mark was a perfect a waitress, everything was good. The dinner is perfect, long drinks are nice.....

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is truly caring and helpful! Both the staff and the place make your experience unforgettable. The atmosphere is fantastic. The food is really delicious! They really care for all tastes! When in Budapest this place is a must-visit place!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch, lovely food and good service. Great place to watch people go by!! Recommend the pepper steak, even the small one is great value!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I loved this place. We went there 2 nights in a row, sitting outside under the umbrella. The first night my husband had the Hungarian beef in red wine and I had chicken paprikesh, both wonderful. Also the Greek salad and Caesar...salad, which we didn’t realize were entree sized, so don’t make that mistake, although also delicious. The waiter packed up the extra to go, and thankfully our hotel room had a small refrigerator. The next night we had a Hungarian cold plate and the unspicy tortellini . I would skip the tortellini just because it was fine, but the Hungarian food is so much better. There was a mistake on our bill, and we didn’t catch it in time, so had change from our charge card in local currency. Since we were leaving Hungary the next morning, we used the cash to get a strudel dessert—it was wonderful!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here quite a few times. The food is good and the terrace is always windy and nice. However the service is bad. The other day they forgot to bring half of what we ordered ( came after reminding and when we nearly finished...the main course ). Then when we were paying our waitress was weird. First she said we can’t pay separately (Again, I was here many times during my visits and I did pay the bill separately). Than she just claimed that everything was good so we should pay 15% service charge and without even waiting for our reply she just entered the number to the pos device immediately and we ended up paing (since i was holding my card ready to pay). And it was an awkward situation that we couldn’t say anything. I would totally be fine to pay 15% if the service was good but as the half of the food was late and as this waitress was in a weird mood whole evening I wouldn’t pay this in my last visit. I don’t know if I would be back here again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back to he business, ive spent many years visiting, and must say it was back on form, many staff, prompt service, fair price & a few undesirables fighting with each other (and soon moved on by the Police) Portions as always are better than average,...customer service was as anyone would really expect, and the setting for eating was simply perfect - thank you from a UK regular customer 🏆More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is in a nice quiet area. The service was polite. The food was tasty with large portions, must order the snitsel. Place recommended 👍

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff robbed us!! They wanted us to pay in euro so they get more money. Just rude!!!!!!! How can people do something like this?

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good bistro food, ample servings, great location and nice ambience soft professional staff. Clean bathrooms! 4,5 really

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend spent a week at this place because of the chicken he ate at Cafe Vian. Please pay attention to the quality of food in the future

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dont bother coming! Tourists pleaae stay away! Dont even come here! Rude service staff, 5% service charge on food and 27% on drinks! And, our change of nearly 8euro was not even given back to us despite all the charges on top! Disgusting, entitled staff....Made the whole budapest experience a major turn off! This is daylight robbering!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

This place is perfect for each events: Hen- Birthsday party/dinner or for a coffe too.Staff is always helpfull and professional.(The cutties is Szandra❤)Sometimes have to wait a little bit longer time being full out and inside too but worth to wait it..:)Bravo guys NEVER STOP!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

We often come here with my family for a breakfast, daily lunch menu, diner or just for a coffee. The place is always busy, but the managers and the staff always very friendly and nice! My son is 2 years old now, but he also...likes everybody! Sandra and Erik are his favourites! Sometimes we have to wait a little bit longer for the foods then usually, but it worth! Its alwasy good! So thank you Cafe Vian for everything! We will back as soon as we can!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Bella S
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Response from _terry_fry | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry not sure, we do eat vegetarian food a lot at home but we did not have this at the restaurant and not sure about it on the menu
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Yes, Cafe Vian is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cafe Vian is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5