Our third day in Budapest we awoke to bright blue skies and the sun streaming through the streets. We headed for breakfast at the New York Cafe. The interior is like stepping onto a period drama film set and whilst the decor is beautiful I wouldn’t advise staying for food, get a coffee and soak in the atmosphere but the food was a little underwhelming given the price tag and we felt that we’d had far better on our previous mornings for a lot less money.
After breakfast we caught the bus to the Széchenyi Thermal Baths which were stunning. I didn’t actually manage to get any photos once we went inside the baths as we just ended up relaxing and going in and out of the saunas which were divine on such a cold day. We bought a ticket for the day and cabin usage which came to around £12 each, which we thought was very well priced. We checked online prices ahead of going and it was cheaper to just buy a ticket when you arrived. Worth bearing in mind if you’re planning a visit.
On our way back to the apartment we stopped by the ruin bar on our street ‘Szimpla Kert’ one of the most prestigious ruin bars in the city. I loved the atmosphere in here, although it wasn’t very busy, people were hidden in corners of the many rooms within the bar all super chilled and enjoying a drink and chatting away. We could have easily spent an entire day there as it felt so inviting to just chill out and chat. I can only imagine what it’s like in the evening and I’m saving this experience for my next visit.
Snow fell on our final morning in Budapest and it really felt like something out of a fairytale. It was falling so slowly as if you were looking at it in slow motion. We were catching our flight back to London that afternoon so made the most of our apartment that morning, packed up and then headed for brunch. I read quite a few reviews and recommendations for Liberte before visiting and we both loved it. It had gorgeous decor which was extremely instagrammable, lovely friendly staff and great coffee. Not to mention lovely food, we spent the whole morning here watching the snow continue to fall in huge flurries before catching the metro back to the apartment and then heading to the airport.
Our time in Budapest was over far too quickly but more of a reason to plan another visit, am I right! Hope you’ve liked this insight into my trip. I’ve linked the aforementioned places/cafes and bars below. See Budapest part one here.
New York Cafe – Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 9-11, 1073 Hungary
Széchenyi Thermal Bath – Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary
Szimpla Kert – Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14, 1075 Hungary
Liberté – Budapest, Aulich u. 8, 1054 Hungary