Smoke Free in Budapest

by Rita Revy on September 17, 2010

As the weather changes and we are forced to head inside, we remember that smoking isn’t banned here in Hungary yet. Luckily, there are more and more cafés and restaurants going the non-smoking route. And I don’t just mean a tiny, unventilated section by the toilets – entire venues are dedicated to being smoke-free. It’s great news for Budapest Moms!

There is a group on Facebook, created by Budapest Mom Andi Lustak, committed to finding these smoke-free places in Budapest. Below is a simplified list of these venues, which will keep expanding as new ones pop up. Please feel free to submit venues, or send additional info for existing ones on our contact page. Only completely smoke-free places have been kept on the list, so bring your best vape pen if you need to inhale. Support smoke-free establishments in Budapest!

Listed by district, then alphabetically:

1st District

Coyote Café and Deli
Address: 1011 Budapest, Markovits Iván u. 4.
Open: Mon-Fri 07-20; Sat 09-15
Directions: M2 Batthyanyi tér stop
Info: Great sandwiches, bagels and pastries. They also have Haagen Dazs ice cream. Not to mention great coffee.

Csészényi Kávézó
Address: 1016 Budapest, Krisztina körút 34.
Phone: +36 1 212-6571
Open: Mon-Fri 08-22; Sat-Sun 10-20
Website: www.cseszenyi.hu
Directions: 18 tram from Moszkva tér, Krisztina krt stop; 16 bus from Deák tér
Info: Great coffee selection, bagel sandwiches, pastries, cakes, fresh lemonade

Hyppolit Restaurant
Address: 1012 Budapest, Attila út 125.
Phone: +36 1 201-7707
Open: Mon-Sun 12-23
Website: Hyppolit on Facebook
Directions: 5 minute walk from Moszkva tér; No. 5 bus; faces Vérmező park
Info: Daily lunch menu for 950 HUF. Cosy place with lovely black and white photos.

Marvelosa Café & Restaurant
Address: 1013 Budapest, Lanchid utca 13.
Phone: +36 1 201-9221
Open: Tue-Sat 10-22; Sun 10-18
Website: www.marvelosa.eu
Directions: Buses 16, 86 & 105 Clark Ádám tér stop; Trams 19 & 41 Ybl Miklós tér stop

Ruszwurm Cukraszda
Address:
1014 Budapest, Szentháromság utca 7. (Castle District)
Phone: +36 1 375-5284
Open: Daily 10-19
Website: www.ruszwurm.hu
Directions: Vár busz from Moszkva tér, Szentháromság tér stop.
Info: Their cakes and pastries are out of this world

2nd District

Ártosz Ízvilág
Address: 1025 Budapest, Csévi utca 7 / b.
Phone: +36 1 392-0432
Open: Mon 12-20; Tue-Fri 08-20; Sat 09-14
Website: www.artosz.hu
Directions: Bus 5, Pasaréti tér end-stop
Info: More of a shop and deli, but there is coffee and seating available. There’s a selection of freshly baked breads and cakes, and a range of British and other international foods.

Cafe Provence
Address: 1028 Budapest, Hidegkúti út 81
Phone: +36 1 274-7733
Open: Mon-Thu 08-21; Fri 08-22; Sat 09-22; Sun 09-21
Website: www.cafeprovence.hu
Directions: Tram 61 to Hüvüsvölgy from there buses 257 and 64 to Kossuth Lajos utca stop
Info: Has a great play area inside for small children as well as a nice garden terrace and outside play area for children in the summer. The food is delicious and inexpensive. Yummy Bagels!

Origo Kávézó (Soon to be Bistro too)
Address: 1026 Budapest, Pasaréti út 100. (Pasaréti tér)
Phone: +36 1 376 6039
Open: Daily 07:30-midnight
Website: TBA
Directions: 5 bus from Keleti PU, Ferenciek tere or Moszkva tér
Info: Right now it’s a small café/bar, serving full breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bistro downstairs, which will also be completely non-smoking, is due to open November 2010

Semiramis Café
Address: 1022 Budapest, Fény utca market, top floor
Open: Market opening hours
Website: Blog Post About This Café
Directions: 4/6 Tram Széna tér stop; M2 Moszkva tér
Info: Cakes, sandwiches, muffins; Order ‘babacino’ (steamed milk) for the kids

3rd District

Cziniel Cukrászda
Address: III Budapest, Nánási út 55.
Phone: +36 1 240-1188
Open: Mon-Sun 09-19:30
Website: www.cziniel.hu
Directions: Szentendrei HÉV, Romaifürdő stop
Info: Nice cafe with good cakes. They also serve light salads and toasted sandwiches. They have a baby-changing facility.

5th District

Aztek Choxolat
Address: 1052 Budapest, Károly körút 22 (In the passageway)
Phone: +36 1 266-4796
Open: Mon-Fri 10-18; Sat 10-13
Website: Aztek Chocolat – In Your Pocket
Directions: M3 Ferenciek tere or Astoria stops
Info: Hot chocolate, coffee, pastries, cakes and of course – Chocolate!

Borssó Bistro
Address: 1053 Budapest, Királyi Pál u. 14.
Phone: +36 1 789-0975
Open:
Mon-Sun 12-23
Website: www.borsso.hu
Directions: Metro 3 Kálvin tér stop

Caffe Gian Mario
Address: 1065 Budapest, Bajcsy Zsilinszky út 35
Phone: +36 1 269-5044
Open: Mon-Fri 07-22
Website: Caffe Gian Mario on Facebook
Directions: Metro 3 Arany János stop

CD FŰ Teázó és Kultúrpince
Address: 1053 Budapest, Fejér György utca 1.
Phone: +36 1 268-9207
Open: Mon-Fri 12-24; Sat 15-24; Sun 17-22
Directions: Metro 3 Kálvin tér stop
Info: Teahouse and cultural events venue

Café Ciceró – Coffee & Chocolate Bar
Address: 5th district, Október 6. utca 19.
Phone: +36 1 302-1273
Open: Mon-Fri 09-21
Website: www.cafecicero.hu
Directions:
Metro 3, Deák tér stop

Drop Shop Wine Bar
Address: 1055 Budapest Balassi Bálint utca 27.
Phone:
+36 1 267-6092
Open: Mon-Fri 8-24, Sat-Sun 11-24
Website: www.dropshop.hu
Directions: 4/6 tram, Jászai Mari tér stop

Fruccola
Address: 1052 Budapest, Arany János utca 32.
Phone: +36 30 251-8656
Open: Mon-Fri 07-19
Website: www.fruccola.hu
Directions: M3, Arany jános stop
Info: Milkshakes, fresh fruit juice, salads, baguettes, coffee

6th District

Book Café and Wine Bar
Address: 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 39. (Párizsi Nagy Árúház)
Phone: +36 1 461-5830
Open: Mon-Fri 10-22
Directions: M1 Oktogon or Opera stops
Info: Very child-friendly.

Hot Rod Café
Address: Corner of Hajós and Dessewffy utca
Phone: +36 1 302-0473
Open: Mon-Fri 07-22; Sat 12-22; Sun 14-18
Website: www.hotrodcafe.hu
Directions: M3, Arany Janos stop
Info: Take-away coffee; Rockabilly theme

New York Pizza
Address: 1064 Budapest, Szondi utca 37
Phone: +36 1 697 4992
Open: Mon-Fri 08– 23; Sat-Sun 10-23
Website: www.newyorkpizza.hu
Info: Breakfast served from 8 am to 11 am, lunch from 11 am to 15 pm. NYC/NJ-Italian-style food

Noir Chocobar
Address: 1065 Budapest, Hegedű utca 6.
Phone: +36 20 222-8555
Open: Sun–Mon 15– 22; Tue–Sat 15-midnight
Website: Noir Chocobar on Spotted by Locals
Info: Chocolate drinks, Coffee, Tea, Chocolate Specialties

Treehugger Dan’s Bookstore Cafe & Lounge
Address: 1068 Budapest, Lázár utca 16.
Phone: +36 1 322-0774
Open: Mon-Fri 9:30-18:30; Sun 10-16
Website: www.treehugger.hu
Directions: M1 Opera stop, directly behind the Opera House
Info: Organic Fair-Trade coffee, giant selection of used books; sell your used books
here

Vörös Oroszlán Teaház
Address: 1061 Budapest, Jókai tér 8.
Phone: +36 1 269-0579
Open: Mon-Sat 11-23; Sun 15-23
Website: www.vorosoroszlanteahaz.hu
Directions: M1 Oktokogon stop

7th District

Doblo Wine Bar
Address: 1072 Budapest, Dob utca 20.
Phone: +36 20 398-8863
Open: Tue-Sun 16-24; Wed 16-03
Website: www.budapestwine.com
Directions: M2 Astoria stop
Info: Wine tastings, wine shop, wine crawls

La Petite Francaise
Address: 1075 Budapest, Kiraly utca 9.
Phone: +36 1 321-5711
Open: Mon-Fri 10-19; Sat 10-16
Website:
www.lapetitefrancaise.com
Directions: M1, M2, M3 Deák tér stop
Info: Cute little French place; great cakes and coffee, light lunch like tarts and salad. Very cute GREEN courtyard at the back if you want to sit outside.

8th District

Fülemüle Restaurant
Address: 1085 Budapest, Kőfaragó utca 5.
Phone: +36 1 266-7947
Open: Sun-Thur 12-22; Fri-Sat 12-23
Website: www.fulemule.hu
Directions: M2 or 4/6 tram to Blaha Lujza tér stop

Szabó Ervin Library’s Café
Address: 1088 Budapest, Szabó Ervin tér 1.
Phone: +36 1 411-5104
Open: Mon-Fri 10-20; Sat 10-16
Website: www.fszek.hu
Directions: M3 Kálvin tér stop

9th District

Zacc Kávézó
Address: 1092 Budapest, Köztelek u. 4./a.
Phone: +36 70 371-5822
Open: Mon-Sat 16-22
Website: www.zacc.name
Directions: M3 Ferenc körút stop

11th District

Café Creme
Address: 1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.
Open: Mon-Sat 9-22; Sun 11-22
Directions: 18 tram from Moszkva tér; 47 & 49 trams from Deák tér
Info: Coffee and alcoholic drinks, sandwiches, pastries, cakes

Marcello restaurant
Address: 1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 40.
Phone: +36 1 466-6231
Open: Mon-Sat 12-22
Directions: 18 tram from Moszkva tér; 47 & 49 trams from Deák tér
Info: Italian and Hungarian specialties

Tranzit Cafe
Address: Kosztolányi Dezső tér (Corner of Bukarest & Úlászló utca)
Phone: +36 1 209-3070
Open: Daily 08-23
Website: www.tranzitcafe.com
Directions: Buses 14, 114, 41, 86, 87
Info: Play areas for children inside and outside; diaper-changing station

Vörös Oroszlán Teaház
Address: 1114 Budapest, Villányi út 12.
Phone: +36 1 279 1133
Open: Mon-Sat 11-23; Sun 15-23
Website: www.vorosoroszlanteahaz.hu
Directions: 61 tram from Moszkva tér or Moricz Zsigmond tér

12th District

Fogas Pizzeria
Address: 1121 Budapest, Hollós út 2.
Phone: +36 1 275-5244
Open: Daily 11-22
Website: www.fogaspizzeria.hu
Directions: From Moszkva tér take 61 or 59 tram to Városmajor stop, take the Cogwheel Railway (Fogaskerekű) to Svábhegy stop. (Next to the Bajai Halászcsárda)
Info: “Kids Corner” – play area with toys, etc. Italian food, great pizzas

Villa Bagatelle
Address: 1126 Budapest, Németvölgyi út 17.
Phone: +36 1 213-4190
Open: Mon-Fri 08-19, Sat&Sun 09-18
Website: www.villa-bagatelle.hu (Hungarian only)
Directions: From Moszkva tér take 59 towards Déli PU, get off at Királyhágó tér stop, walk up to other end of square
Info: bistro, café, pastry shop and bakery; kids play area, diaper-changing station, breakfast available, “Brot” bakery on site, beautifully renovated villa with terraces and cute mini-, play-bakery outside for kids

13th District

Briós Café
Address: 1137 Budapest, Pozsonyi út 17.
Phone: +36 1 789-6110
Open: Daily 07:30-20
Website: www.brioskavezo.hu
Directions: Tram 4/6, Jászai Mari tér stop
Info: Very, VERY baby-friendly – there is a whole section with tables, couches and play area dedicated just to kids. There is a diaper-changing station, high chairs and childrens menu. Prices are great! Breakfast is really good, and the pastries are drool-worthy

Cafe Panini
Address: 1137 Budapest, Corner or Radnoti Miklos utca and the Rakpart
Directions: Tram 4/6 from Moszkva tér, Jászai Mari tér stop, walk towards Árpád bridge on upper rakpart

Kino Café
Address: 1137 Budapest, Szent István krt 16.
Phone: +36 1 950-6846
Open: Mon-Sun 08-24
Website: www.akino.hu/kavezo

Odeon Café
Address: 1136 Budapest, Hollán Ernő u. 7.
Phone: +36 1 349-2776
Open: Mon-Sun 10-23
Website: www.odeon-lloyd.hu/kavezo
Directions: Tram 4/6 from Moszkva tér, Jászai Mari tér stop
Info: Nice teas, coffee, a few snacks and alcohol. I’ve seen dogs in there and plenty of young kids/babies. Also has free wifi but no place to change a diaper except on the cafe couches.

14th District

Cserepesház Kávézó
Address: 1144 Vezér utca 28lb.
Phone:
+36 1 363-2656
Website: Cserepesház Smooth Jazz Club

Chains
Coffee Heaven
1. 5th district, Deak ter (behind Le Meridien hotel next to metro)
2.5th district, Ferenciek Tere
3. 6th district, Teréz körút 34 (between Nyugati and Oktogon
4. 8th district at Astoria in the East-West Business Center (Rákóczi út 1-3)

Costa Coffee
1. 6th district, Corner of Andrassy ut & Bajcsy- Zsilinszky ut
2. 7th district, Rákoczi Út, near Astoria metro

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