Wondering what it was like in the 60's and 70's in Budapest? You can satisfy your retro cravings at this café/restaurant called Táskarádió Eszpresszó next to Egyetem tér in the city center. The Eszpresszó's interior is brimming with colorful retro toys, furniture and accessories.
Táskarádió Eszpresszó Review
Dec 15, 2010
You’ll think you’ve been whisked back to the psychedelic 60s as you enjoy the tasty fare served by very friendly pioneers against the backdrop of disco lights and patterned wall paper. It takes quite a while to wrap your head around everything, but it's all well designed and authentic right down to the wall paper in the bathrooms.
The menu consists of traditional Hungarian 'cafeteria style' dishes, complete with cocktails named after positions in the former communist party. Soups include classics, like Goulash soup, meat soup and bean soup. Sandwiches, salads and a variety of főzelék (vegetable stew) is also available, including creamed spinach served with eggs sunny side up, one of my personal favorites. Other noteworthy main courses on the menu are stuffed cabbage, meat stew, Brassói (cubes of sautéed pork and deep fried potatoes) and roasted duck with red cabbage and potatoes. A main course costs between HUF 1,500 and HUF 2,500.
Try their inexpensive two- or three-course lunch menus while dwelling over the relics of socialist-realist design. In case you were wondering, 'Táskarádió' means a transistor radio or pocket radio.