Marvelosa (Budapest, Hungary)


On our way to Castle Hill from the tram stop, Lauren noticed a fun cafe with with plush "tea-time" seating and good looking menu. We took note of the location, and after passing on the uninteresting post-museum lunch choices up in the old town we returned to Marvelosa to enjoy a relaxing lunch.

Marvelosa is open in front and has a loft-style second floor. A local at the next table was sitting alone with his laptop and the free wireless access.

Lauren ordered the daily ‘menu’, a two course meal consisting of soup and dessert.  The soup was a spring vegetable with cream, shredded cheese, and some crunchy/salty nuggets. It was refreshing, flavorful, and (especially for Hungary) not too heavy.


I asked the waitress for her favorite chicken dish, and received chicken and potatoes with pesto. This dish was in the same genre as many chicken dishes we’ve had in Budapest: grill some chicken a little longer than necessary, then add it to a thick cream-based sauce. I enjoyed the pesto and the generous helping of chicken. The side dish was authentic Hungarian — chopped up boiled potatoes. 😛


The second course of Lauren’s menu was a peach pudding cake. The Hungarians definitely know their baked goods. The peach pudding had lots of fresh peach chunks in a thick custard/cakey innard. This was surrounded by a genoise outer layer and finished with powdered sugar and peach sauce. It was incredible. I never knew I could enjoy a peach cake so much!



Café Marvelosa
13 Lanchid Street
Budapest, Hungary
0036 1 2019221

Sat-Sun 10:00AM-2:00PM (Brunch)
Daily: 8:30AM-10:00PM (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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