The Jewish Quarter today

The Jewish Quarter

We would like to not only show visitors the history of the Pest Jewish quarter, but the present day youthful, artistic and progressive neighborhood that it has become.

Carmel Restaurant

1074 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 31.

Carmel Restaurant, the soul of Kazinczy Street has served guests since 1987, and from April 2008, it functions also as a glatt kosher restaurant. In their renewed menu you will find international and Hungarian specialties alike, from stuffed carp, to honey calf slices with pine nuts, braised apples to chocolate matzah – they can serve all different tastes. The restaurant accepts tourist groups too. If you take the Jewish Heritage Grand Tour the restaurant will give you a 10% discount.

Opening hours: Sunday-Friday between 12-23, on Saturday between 12-14 and between 18-23. The Friday evening and Saturday midday meals must be paid in advance.

Gozsdu Manó Klub

Budapest, Király Street 13.,

This artsy little bar and restaurant calls itself the “bellybutton” of the city, and rightly so. Right in the center of Budapest’s trendiest area, visitors can come here during the day to taste the authentic Italian ice cream or enjoy one of their soups or salads with fresh, home-made bread. At night relax with a beer or a cocktail and hear some acoustic jazz or catch a slam-poetry infused live-act.

Fröhlich Confectionery

Budapest, Dob utca 22.

The Fröhlich Confectionery is using only Hebrew kosher stocks. (In addition, like every jewish confectionery, this is also „milky”, because this is the basic of kosher, that milky and meat meals are separated.) Their typical Jewish cookie –and the confectionery’s most famous sweetness – is floudni: Jewish sweetness flavoured with apple, poppy, and nut. Their speciality is the special fruit breads. They have chocolate with chocolate pieces, orange, crystallized orange and lemon pieces; poppy – poppy spar in it; with nut and plum, and with crystallized fruit pieces. The result of their new „experiments” are chocolate biscuit filled with skimming, and lemon cottage cheese and bilberry cottage cheese slices.

Opening hours: from Monday to Thursday 9–20, on Friday 7:30–18.

Hadik Café

Budapest, Bartók Béla Street 36.,

In the 1920s Hadik Café was the place to be and be seen in. The greatest literary minds of the age, Karinthy, Kosztolányi, Móricz and Tibor Déry just to name a few, came to this most sophisticated hangout to discuss the state of the world and enjoy a drink or two. Hadik was restored to its former glory in 2010, catering for the brightest minds (and the hidden talents) of the present. Pop in for a sumptuous breakfast to go with your morning paper, lounge on the terrace for lunch, and enjoy cultural bights with your nightcap.

Café Noé Confectionery

Budapest, Wesselényi utca 13.

The Café Noé is a charming confectionery in the center of Budapest, 5 minutes from the Dohány Street Synagogue, on the corner of Kazinczy Street. Characterized by delicious coffees, light home-made, and diet cookies. Their specialty is Flodni (the Jewish kitchen’s well-known cookie, and the best-known in Hungary), which contains thick poppy flake on the bottom pastry, another pastry, and a more thicker apple flake, nut flake and plum jam.

Opening hours: From Monday to Thursday: from 10AM-7PM, on Friday: from 10AM-5PM, and delivery on Saturday