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Zappa Cafe

#466 of 2,467 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Mikszath Kalman ter 2, Budapest 1088, Hungary
+36 20 972 1711
07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate twice here - steak and chips on first occasion was good, but hungarian dishes on second night proved to be a bit basic and disappointing. Good atmosphere though, friendly staff and the service was excellent.

Thank Peter A
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place made famous by Frank Zappa. The food was good without being stunning but made a change from 2 previous nights of fine dining.

Thank Stephen W
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered in and never wanted to leave. Totally fun bar, restaurant, cafe, whatever you want, really. Young, hip people - and though we are maybe not as young as we think we are, we were treated soooo well. Excellent food and service - lots of outdoor seating. Locals mostly but some tourists, too. Relaxed atmosphere, good prices. Delicious food... More 

Thank Victoria Z
Kolding, Denmark
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very cosy and nice cafe/bar with friendly staff and a good selection of different drinks. Had a good glass of red wine and a cider, only there for drinks, so can not comment on the food. But would definitely recommend.

Thank SaJa_11
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a great place to unwind, especially in the summer when you can sit outside. The people are always friendly, service is good, the food is tasty ... a lovely unhurried place to meet friends or just chill.

Thank UK_Andrew_UK
Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We went in with my bf for a drink. Service and the bar seemed to be nice, although they forgot to bring us another round of water we ordered. When I wanted to pay the waiter charged us 1000HUF extra and I didn't get any receipt. Not worth it.

Thank kirsijee
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

So good and service is great! Is difficult to find a place like this in Budapest, I love to eat in here

Thank Gloria L
Sevelen, Switzerland
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went with my sister after someone recommended the pörkölt there. I know my pörkölt believe me, this one is exceptional: the way it was stewed, the meat was perfectly cooked, the sauce was the way it was always meant to be and not to mention the nokedli (side) perfectly seasoned with dill.

Thank lillalakos
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Just had a wonderful staying at this lovey place. The waiter(unfortunately I don't know his name) was extremely polite and treated us so well. Food is nice and fresh. One thing was missing for me, music from the background. Thanks for the nice hospitality.

Thank tundesmied
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lovely place. I had the fish and chips and the batter on the fish was so light. Best fish every. Very reasonable and lovely staff. Highly recommended

Thank San222200

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Hungarian, Bar, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mikszath Kalman ter 2, Budapest 1088, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 20 972 1711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?