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Spinoza Cafe

#166 of 2,454 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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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice during our 5 night stay in Budapest. Lovely traditional Hungarian restaurant. Fab service and food. Very much enjoyed the pianist who played both evenings we were there.

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Thank Merlot27
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed my Meal here great food reasonable price in Jewish quarter. Very quaint had a pianist in the corner. Service was good, had a bottle of traditional bulls blood wine which was lovely too

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Shotts
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Budapest for the Christmas markets we had trouble trying to find a good restaurant at short notice (a lot of places were fully booked). We were lucky that had a cancellation and we had a very good meal in this restaurant with friendly staff. The clientele were mainly Jewish families & couples enjoying the live music which they... More 

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Thank evybiscuit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the warm welcome from the wait staff was very pleasant and right away made us feel comfortable and happy to be there. We were waited on by Thomas who was cordial and very helpful, providing us good suggestions based on what we wanted and also suggesting wine pairings based on our order. When we insisted on something... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very polite waiter, helped me choose a nice wine & adorable pianist playing throughout our meal. Not too expensive and good portion sizes.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this little gem. Excellent food, great staff & authentic atmosphere. Goulash was delicious. Must visit if you are in Budapest.

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Thank SteveSue2015
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the Klezmer music evening which comprised a glass of deeply average fizzy wine, a wonderful short concert in a little theatre at the back with ridiculously talented musicians, followed by a set menu back in the restaurant. The choices seemed a bit limited initially, but the food turned out to be delicious (we had hummus and bread,... More 

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Thank Sophie H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Goose Leg on top of surprising Hummus Beef and coupled with nice Beef Goulash. Worth visiting when staying in Budapest. Good customer service go with live music.

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Thank 603kennyl
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local Hungarian & Jewish menu in a place that seems like its been the same since the 1920's. Great owner & staff. Great menu. Had the hummus, goose pate & egg plant starters to share - all good. Chicken schnitzel and roast goose (not together) were the mains, Too full for desert. Good wine recommendations. Great value. What's not... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spinoza was recommended to us and it was decent, not very good or excellent though. My partner was not very well there unfotunately so he cannot comment on the goulash he had. My antipasti was nice and chicken salad not too bad, a bit dry though. Service was ok. The Live piano music was probably the best part of the... 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
US$9 - US$20
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic, 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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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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