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Szimpla Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
District VII / Jewish Quarter
Bar, Pub
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Kertesz utca 48., Budapest 1073, Hungary
12:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 02:00
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is very cool inside. Not really my style but I can appreciate it. I had one beer with my boyfriend then we left. Beer was cheap but I wasn't into the atmosphere to stay for more then one. I didn't go upstairs which may have been better. Downstairs--- the outside was too smoky and the inside smelled like... More 

Thank Catherine I
Miami, Florida
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there December last year. It was super cool. The place was packed. Beer was good and the atmosphere was unique! I recommend.

Thank Gabryelabia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here on Sunday afternoon. Wasn't crowded and it was nothing special. Good place for a drink to take a break from all the walking.

Thank Tessa L
Cognac, Poitou-Charentes, France
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An absolute must see! This mad bar stretches back a long way from the tiny entrance to an open courtyard and has loads of "junk" hanging everywhere. Well worth popping in for a drink or coffee just to look at all the artefacts!

Thank Penny G
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most interesting bars we have ever set foot in. It doesn't mater where you look and go there is a surprise around every corner and the place is really cheap as well

Thank brownbull59
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited some ruin pubs and this one is the best! The interior consists of different strange things which you might not imagine to be together in any place. It's very interesting to go through the pub just looking around at the interior and visitor. By the way, the pub is very big. It has also small stage where local... More 

Thank Anna K
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must-see attraction of Budapest! Very unique place, friendly staff and very low prices. The athmosphere is fantastic! :)

Thank rudolfgollner
Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see when you're in Budapest. Location and atmosphere was indescribable. You have to see it by yourself. Drinks are cheap, huge old building with different areas, outside smoking area available and even shisha. Great!

Thank SaltyPro
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here during the farmers market. It was buzzing and the place is so quirky, things are everywhere. My friend and I bought some local rolls, cheese and ham/sausage and found somewhere to sit and ate it there. Quite a few people had the same idea. 100% worth a visit. So, so different. Never seen a place like it!

Thank Saleha3
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You must go here and explore every corner. We also ate here, had the meat feast to share, which was lush

Thank Gemma B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kertesz utca 48., Budapest 1073, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter

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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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