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“A hit with the locals” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Central Kavehaz

Central Kavehaz
Ranked #14 of 145 Dessert in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
Hinterbruhl, Austria
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547 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“A hit with the locals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

and travellers too! Popped in for an early dinner due to return flight back home. Opted for the veal liver, which came beautifully cooked on a bed of thinly sliced saute potatoes with a wheel of crispy bacon on the top. Nicely presented and tasted divine. Apparently it was named after the famous Hungarian chef, Marshall, who cooked for Napoleon. The Wiener schnitzel was well received and for a dish that has no sauce per se, delicious with the warm potato salad. We could have had a bottle of wine, entitling us to free cakes but had to drive so declined - a nice offer though, had we been staying another night. It is quite a large brasserie style restaurant with a first floor area but it is smart/casual in style. An all day delight as there is a great bar too, the tea and cakes and cocktails!

Visited April 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A charming place for dinner/coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

I took my friend here because I was curious to see how well the old, charming atmosphere was restored at the place (it used to be there already in 1887) and I'm glad I did. The menu had good traditional Hungarian dishes among others and both my friend and I thought they were delicious. The service was kind, and when having trouble choosing, the waitor offered to help us in choosing the right dish. Reading about somebody saying the dishes were small in portions, I must disagree - at least in our case we left with a full stomach. I liked the interior, you can spend a good while just inspecting your surroundings and enjoy the beauty. Also the little bar counter with CENTRAL written above looked great!
I recommend paying a sophisticated visit here.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Budapest, Hungary
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“a bit of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Felt connected in small way to the cafe culture of 100 years ago cakes very good and food good and there was some good live music too

Visited April 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
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“good to see the way Hungarians have breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

At least that is what I think of it.
This place is very large, has good employees, and good food. It is neat and clean. You can find french breakfast, bagels, or traditional breakfast, good coffee and cakes. We came here twice for breakfast in two days. I tried the special cake of the place sth like "central cake". A bit heavy for my taste, but people who like chocolate and sweet will love it. Plain cakes are good as well. You can find local lastes like jewish style eggs for breakfast or roasted tomatos and paprikas, with egg optional. 10 percent service cost is included which is quite a common thing is Budapest, for touristic places.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paphos, Cyprus
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109 reviews
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“Great Atmosphere Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

A must visit for a travellers to Budapest this great little restaurant full of local charm and atmosphere offers a great choice of well cooked quality food and great value highly recommended and if your lucky you may even pick a night when a great little pianist plays some great chillout tunes on the restaurants grand piano!

  • Visited July 2012
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Sebastien S, Manager at Central Kavehaz, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Dear Sir!

I was delighted to hear that you were satisfied with our service and dishes in Central Café. We work for this opinions here day by day.

I hope you will visit us soon again!

Faithfully yours
Mihaly Blasko
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