Fantastic food in a small place in downtown!
Until recently I haven’t heart anything about the restaurant Két Szerecsen in Budapest. It is located in the city center, near Andrássy út and Nagymező utca. At first I thought it is a simple café serving coffee, tea and cakes but it is not only. Két Szerecsen has a very good kitchen, and when I say very good, I mean very good. The menu is not too long and the food to choose from is special but what you get served is just amazing.
Két Szerecsen means “Two nutmeg” and the name comes from tradition. In early years 2 people from Muskat opened up a store where they sold tea and in that time an unknown drink called coffee. It used to be a little shop in the outskirts, what is today the city center of a 2 million city. So by that time people came there to drink coffee or tea imported from Muskat.
Later the coffee shop turned into a restaurant but the coffee shop stayed aside so you still can have your coffee, tea and what is quite unusual for Hungary you can have breakfast there.
Coming back to the food, Két Szerecsen offers a small but very good selection of exotic foods such as a fantastic chicken curry, fish, duck and much more. All foods that I have tried there taste fantastic and so do the starters which come in a tapas size bowl. Also the soups are amazing.
So if you fancy some more exotic food than Paprikascsirke or Gulyas leves than the restaurant Két Szerecsen in Budapest is the right place for you.