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Hungarian, Cafe, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Visited in an afternoon after looking for some place to have a light snack. Ended up ordering some lemonades, pulled pork, burrito and pasta for kids. Everything was well cooked, portions were large enough, only complaint would be small tables (only a couple tables are...large enough for a proper dinner). Would recommend and return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2021 via mobile

Nice enough staff. Ordered Eggs Benedict , sorely disappointed. Eggs were overcooked (!) sauce seemed premade and very heavy handed.. could not finish my plate When you go to a restaurant and they can't cook an egg, it really is the basic requirement.. So no,...not good enough.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

Great menu for lunch and breakfast. Good coffee and seating both in - and outside. The food was good and deserved a higher ranking but the service was extremely poor.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

Quick and polite service and nice food. Different menu for every day. Wirth to visit if you need a fine and quick solution!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

Considering the general decline of the Hungarian restaurant industry this place is a shining star. Attractive, apparently non-intrusive, nicely set and clean ambient, good menu, well-dressed staff. This impression will change slightly if you try to sit on one of the high stools they provide....Try to avoid those. Service is medium slow, still within acceptable limits. The food presents some contradictions. Simple standard dishes like a fried sausage of pancakes taste good but they could not get the temperature right: either flaming hot or almost cold. Another contradiction is their interpretation of vegetarian dishes. It is commendable that they thought about people on such a diet at all. It is also nice that they try to move beyond the general concept of vegetarian dishes in this country: fried cheese and fried mushrooms. However, a main dish that only includes (otherwise very healthy) low protein vegetables (carrots and pearl barley) is not a good vegetarian dish. On the other hand the vegetarian burger includes a fried egg which is a contradictory choice for some. I can highly recommend the fantastic meat soup with dumplings, it is a serious experience. Pricing is about right, payment is flexible, they accept various cards and coupons. In summary, calling this place a "gourmet" restaurant is a rhetorical overstatement but you will eat good stuff if you try it.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We just enjoyed a lovely breakfast at brunch time on a Sunday. The place was busy with lively and classy people, the service was professional and warm. Price is not cheap perse but you get very good value for what you pay. Great experience, will...return.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Obnoxious American music playing loud - which ruined the experience. Nice interior decor, but sad to see no local artwork or authenticity. Food was good and arrived quickly. We had eggs and a side salad for breakfast.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Absolutely HORRIBLE...I ordered an omelet. I never before saw one made with less than one egg...In civilized societies they are made with at least three. My wife ordered a Panini No filling, and as dry as the Sahara. (They brought it pre-made from a food...service.) The coffee was weak...HORRIBLE. AVOID.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

I was here 4 years ago and had a great experience. Unfortunately those old days are gone. Dont misunderstand me, overall everything is OK, just you see n feel that its different. Maybe the food is the only thing that has the same taste..

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Just arrived in Sopron and wanted a light snack. Stopped in at this restaurant and had coffee which was the best I’ve had in Hungary so far and some apple and poppyseed strudel which were both delicious. Very friendly staff and a nice atmosphere to...sit and relax. I would recommend this place for a meal.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

This little unpretentious caffee/ bakery with its sidewalk tables at the main corner of the main thoroughfare is a great place to hang out....with free wifi and nobody rushing one along. We had excellent coffee every day of all different kinds, good croissants and omelettes.... The service was quick and friendly and we enjoyed people watching here while there ate many other sidewalk options on this main street of Sopron.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Went here in the hope to have a good latte, I can say, they serve perfect coffees and hot chocolates. On Saturday mornings it is quite busy, but the service is fast and kind.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Attractive modern café on the Várkerület, just outside Sopron’s historic heart. Spacious and comfortable. The coffee is good as was also the Apfelstrudel. They have an interesting-looking wider menu as well.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

I have seen this sign on the wall: IT is never too late... Thats right, you have to try it! 😊 Great food, fabulous athmospher.... I Will be back 😉

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We needed urgently something to eat, so we dropped in to this inviting place. The young people working there were extremly nice and helpfull as we do not speak hungarian they would even look the words up in their mobile phone. The food was excellent...and the portions were huge. They hae also some homemade lemonades, what I really appreciate. Highly recommanded!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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El Gusto Cafe & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4