We noted that in order to leave a restaurant in Budapest, you pretty much have to line-tackle the waiter and make sure that you say the words “bill”. As is the case in Europe, you’re expected to take your time with your meal. In Budapest, we had to flail our arms, shout, and in some cases, pack up to go and then just go find the waiter. It was a small readjustment for such delicious food, and everyone we met was friendly and ready to speak English with us. For reference, service was usually included on the bill.
See photos labeled from left to right below
(1)pumpkin risotto and (2) some kind of mushroom pancake
Pozsonyi Kisvendéglő – known for cheap food and lots of it
(3) noodles with ewe’s cheese and cracklin’s and  turkey cordon bleu with mashed potatoes
Costa Coffee – a chain, yes. But I really liked the artwork they did on my
Some restaurant in the Jewish quarter whose name I can’t find
 fruit with ginger and  a breakfast omelette
Ruszwurm Confectionery in Buda
 plum cake with  poppyseed-filled pastry
Something else to know about eating in Budapest – every coffee shop and every restaurant that we went into offers wireless access. It’s such a convenience while traveling, and I don’t know if I’ve been in any other city or country where it was so readily available.
It’s been nearly a week, so I’m hoping to wrap up the Budapest posts soon. Stay tuned for a labyrinthine adventure, sans Bowie, and photos of Buda in the sun. (Remember the sun? I kind of do.)
I’ve been inspired by the poppyseed pastry, so if anyone knows where I can buy lots of poppyseeds and other relevant baking supplies in Bielefeld, let me know!