Located on Bartók Béla Boulevard, Bartók is one of the few breakfast places on the Buda side of the Danube (yes, it's an unlikely contender for the "Most creative restaurant name" award). Step inside, and you will note a kaleidoscope of interior designs: There are exposed brick walls, Edison bulbs, subway tiles, rustic table tops, and steel I-beams. It's as if they included a sample of all the fashionable design trends of the past twenty years.
The breakfast dishes are a bit inconsistent. Avoid the unremarkable eggs Benedict variations (€6) and toasted sandwiches (€5), and instead go straight for the scrambled eggs (€4) and the generously portioned and tasty goat cheese salad with walnuts and dried tomatoes (€8). Bartók serves breakfast until 11:30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. In the afternoons, the place transforms into a bar, with a selection of top Hungarian wines, six kinds of draft beers, and a variety of dips and spreads. The crowd is mainly local and over 30.
Although Bartók doesn’t yet exude the same level of charm as some of the older establishments down the street from it like Kelet, BÉLA, and Szatyor, it’s a welcome addition to this adorable residential area and will likely further boost the neighborhood's nascent rebirth.