Bambi Eszpresszó Budapest

Image by Zoltán Fejes

Bambi Eszpresszó – A good old presso

Bambi is a typical Hungarian presszó (in Hungary, presso is not the same as in Italy, you can drink beer, eat a sandwich or a confectionery – a Hungarian bistro is a cheap place where you drink a shot or a beer before and/or after work), and it’s stayed the same since 1962, with the same interior and furniture and the same menu. The style of the waitresses is terrible and will never be better, but we love it (not in the masochistic way).

It is still controversial whether the place was named after Disney’s fawn or the first Hungarian soft drink. The latter was an iconic orange flavored beverage during the ’50s and ’60s (with a bit of a characteristic tarry aftertaste). (You can try this drink in Ibolya)

Urban legend: The wall ceramic was made by a famous Hungarian artist, Miklós Erdély.

When I showed it to my father, he said it had the same mood as every presso/pub in Hungary did in his youth.

Nowadays it’s the stamping ground of dating couples, snob hipsters, artists and old guys who play board games. And it has good breakfast too.

Very important: the closing time is not a joke: they close the doors at 22:00.

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Details about this spot



Frankel Leó utca 2-4., Budapest

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00, Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00


Glass of beer: HUF 400

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)