Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

One of the privileges of staying in the Boscolo Hotel in Budapest (Erzsebet korut 9), is that we got to take breakfast (sounds more refined than “having” breakfast) in the magnificent and opulent setting of The New York Cafe. Now beautifully restored to its former glory the hotel provides a breakfast buffet of spectacular proportions with all manner of hot and cold dishes, local breads, cakes, hams, cheeses, smoked salmon, exotic fruits the list is endless and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. If you are so inclined you can also treat yourself to a glass or two of sparkling Hungarian white wine (not that I tried any at breakfast time) but it was available in the drink and beverage section for one’s delectation!

We encountered many beautiful reminders of Budapest’s imperial past throughout our trip and the Boscolo was no exception. There is a sense of a bygone era here and especially when contrasted with the poverty that was also evident on our expeditions throughout the city. Certainly with the pianist serenading us, in addition to the breakfast feast, it set us up well for our busy days of sight seeing and exploring this beautiful and fascinating city!

2 thoughts on “Breakfast At The Boscolo

  1. Anabel Marsh says:

    Stunning! We went into the New York Cafe for lunch one day but the queue was such that we headed straight back out again. The lunch we had elsewhere was one of the culinary highlights of our trip though, so we weren’t too upset….

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    1. We were so lucky as we were staying in the hotel so got to eat breakfast in such a fabulous setting each day. The decor, the sense of a bygone era …loved it! However sounds like you had a serendipitous experience with lunch that day! When one door closes….!

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