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Mar 13, 2010 01:16 PM

Budapest, Vienna, and Berlin--near hotels

Spending better part of 2 weeks in the above cities starting very soon. Would love to hear about restaurants, preferably small, informal, authentic, near our hotels. In Budapest this is the Queen's Court on Dob Utca 63; in Vienna the Levante Parliament on Auerspergstrasse 9; and in Berlin the Ritz Carlton near the Brandenburg Gate (this is the business part of the trip as you can guess!). We love walking around European cities so anywhere good within lets say 1 km of the above would be fabulous. Non-drinkers so that part not a big issue. Thanks in advance

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  1. Mercure City Center in Budapest is quite good! On the vaci utca, within 1 km of the major interests. The staff service is fairly well. However, the price is not cheap and you have to pay more for internet access.

    1. In Vienna, there are three interesting places, quite close, in the neighborhood of Hotel Levante:

      Restaurant Schnattl, on Lange Gasse 40, a real gem and a perfect place where to dine when in Vienna.

      Konditorei Sluka, on Rathausplatz 8, an old-fashioned pastry shop and cafe.

      and the Cafe Eiles, on Lenaugasse2, a real Kaffeehaus, right out of the past...

      1. Head to Raday Utca (Kalvin ker metro station) in Budapest. It's a street full of restaurants and you're bound to find something nice.

        For something very Berlin, go to Cookies Cream It's trendy, modern and vegetarian. Check out my photo report on it:

        For a little piece of Viennese Tradition I recommend Zwölf Apostlkeller. Great Austrian food in a traditional atmosphere (live music included).

        When in Austria a visit to a Kaffeehaus is a given. My favourite is Demel Cafe on Kohlmarkt. You can see the pastry chefs doing their magic while you sit and enjoy scrumptious cakes and fragrant coffee.

        Let me know if you have any questions...

        1. Vau or Margaux come to mind, tho they might be a bit too fancy for what you are looking for.

          Not so much in walking distance, but relatively nearby, is Traube and Altes Europa, both worth checking out.