Budapest has been waiting for a while for those fancy breakfast bowls colouring the Instagram feeds of the coolest travel bloggers. Franziska makes them, together with an impressive selection of bright-tinted, tasty food, but that’s not really what attracts me there. Calming, gentle, accurate: I head here after a yoga class to keep the good vibes alive and transfer them on my writing and work projects.
The top reasons to love this place include the surroundings. Franziska is quite a new addition to the historical “School Street” (Iskola utca), a stone’s throw away from Batthyany Square and its market hall, below the Buda Castle district. It’s a colourful street with those cute low houses dating back to the late Middle Ages. For how tempting and pleasant the tables outside are, though, the inside is where this bistrò blossoms with its minimalist, yet flowery atmosphere.
Difference lies in details, like the message placed on my coffee plate that reads “Imagine, also today for you the sun is shining”.
I found some divine tea here, from one of the local suppliers picked by founder Franziska Horvát: it’s a blend of apple, plum, hip, rosemary, basil and spearmint. One of the lovely waitress recommended it and it tasted just as she said.