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Hungarian, Cafe, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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El Gusto Cafe & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4