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Spinoza Cafe

#162 of 2,406 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Dob utca 15., Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 413 7488
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While walking through the Jewish Quarter and a visit to the farmers market, my husband and daughter suggested a lunch stop. Spinoza was on our list so we checked it out. It was a quaint little place that served both breakfast and lunch. It was a nice break with great soups as well. Once again, the architecture and beauty inside... More 

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Haifa District, Israel
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by my hotel and I decided to check it out, it's about 15-20 minutes walk from my hotel. By the time I reached the restuarant the host or manager (I have no idea) said the kitchen is fully booked and we can't have you in our restaurant, I tried to say i'm only one person and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entering here was like walking into a Woody Allen film (the lighting, the posters, the live jazz piano...) and the staff were friendly throughout. The food was fantastic. I had the beef steak medallions which were great but the best part was the desert - I showed a waiter a picture from their facebook page and when I said "can... More 

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Thank Dean F
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to eat in the Jewish quarter. Enjoyable Jewish/Hungarian style food with live piano music. Turned up with no reservation but were found a table though a busy place. Service very quick and efficient, surprised about some of the comments regarding slow service. Very reasonable pricing for good food with generous portions. Would recommend and visit again.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular for coffee and light breakfasts, and in a very convenient location in the Jewish quarter; just opposite the Dob entrance to Goszdu Udvar. Spinoza’s menu is simple and straight forward. I visited here for breakfast and opted for the two-egg omelette which came with a side salad and a sliced baguette. The omelette was very fluffy and light -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with an extraordinary pianista (we stayed for 1 hour after dinner only to listen him) and finally food was amazing with a lovely service!

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chios
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the restaurant and ordered a table for the next evening. On our arrival the actual day, we met an ignorant member of the staff .. He didn't even listened to us about the reservation from the day befor. Neither did he look for the reservation in their book....

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Moreton in Marsh, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We never go to Budapest without having dinner at Spinoza. Our experience (after six or seven visits) is unfailingly delicious food, friendly and attentive service and a pleasant ambience with live piano music and the chatter of other diners quietly enjoying themselves. It's good value - not dirt cheap - and worth every forint. The Friday evening Klezmer (Jewish folk... More 

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Thank Tom F
Budapest, Hungary
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the restaurant with friends from Italy and Germany. We were advised to come here if we would like to have traditional jewish food for lunch. We were fully satisfied with the food, the service and the pleasant atmosphere of the restaurant. We had a 6 month old baby with us; the staff was extremely helpful to warm... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read a recommendation for the Spinoza in a lonely planet guide and decided to visit as it was close to the hotel and the lively Ruin Bars. The cafe was busy and lively, the food was excellent and reasonably priced and we rounded the evening off with some of the local spirit. Definitely worth a visit. Like most places... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 20
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dob utca 15., Budapest 1074, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 1 413 7488

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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