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8. Budapest, Bérkocsis u. 23., Budapest, Hungary,

Named after the owner's displayed collection of cat statues, this restaurant and bar near Racoczi Ter opened in 2010. Offers a changing daily menu, written in chalk on the beams of the funky DIY loft. Uses local and seasonable ingredients. Organic Hungarian wines, juices, house made syrups, and a range of Pálinkas. Art on exhibition which changes monthly. English-speaking staff, and a mostly young, local crowd. Open Mon-Fri 4:00pm-12:00am, Fri 12:00am-1:00am, Sat 12:00am-2:00am. Kitchen closes at 10pm. Sometimes open Saturdays at 6pm (call to confirm).

Category: Vegan-friendly, Western, Beer/Wine, Hungarian

Reviews (23)

First Review by Miss.Muesli

Great food, fun decor - Edit

Staff was super friendly! Very helpful explaining the dishes and making recommendations for vegan specific (menu is all vegetarian). The food was wonderful as were the drinks. Order at the bar. We had ratatouille and the vegetarian lasagne. Both came with side salad and both plates were completely empty by the time we finished. Can't wait to go back! I also loved all the decor and the art. Cozy and welcoming atmosphere.


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Perfect hideaway - Edit

A charming small place near Blaha Lujza. The interior is absolutely adorable with its cat decoration and especially the second floor is worth going to. We took a pita plate and lecho which were both tasty, especially the latter. Service was excellent and they spoke really good English. All in all really enjoyable experience!

Pros: Unique interior , Good local drinks

Cons: Few vegan options


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Fantastic beer and nice food - Edit

They have great local beer on tap, very nice vines. The food is delicious and filling, goes great with drinks. They also have wonderful local syrups if you are not a fan of alcohol.
The atmosphere is very laid back, decorated with lots of cats and street art by the artist SIOR.

Pros: great food, great beer, decor


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phenomenal beer food and friendly people - Edit

Nothing but great things to say. Super friendly, English speaking staff, serving unique local ales and phenomenal vegan/veggie food. They were very veg-aware and communicative about each dish -- they do offer several plates with or without cheese and they made a point to ask each time. The atmosphere and layout of the space is also very unique -- highly recommend the "galley" upstairs area. Also super reasonable prices. Definitely worth a visit!


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Good food, staff not great - Edit

We enjoyed our food here, was great to sample vegan twists on Hungarian meals. Just wish the staff had been more welcoming on our arrival!

Pros: Vegan Hungarian food, Full of locals

Cons: Staff could be friendlier


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Lovely Ambiance, Great Food - Edit

Sweet, smallish place with a loft. We had delicious bean soup, lentil dahl, fresh berry juice and gluten free beer. The menu is limited, so be aware of that; it changes as fresh ingredients become available. They speak English and are very accommodating. It was a treat!

Pros: Good food, Nice, cozy place, Helpful service


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Best local craft beer + vegan dishes - Edit

Simply no other place like this in Budapest. Once we had no heating at home for days and we spent all the evening hours here - that's how cosy it feels in this vegan pub. Try the craft ales and IPAs from the tap! They don't always have kitchen so maybe it's worth asking them about it in advance.

Pros: Superb beer, Cosy atmosphere, Prices

Cons: At weekends Macska tends to be too crowded


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Great atmosphere, food somewhat disappointing - Edit

The atmosphere is great, really nice bar, friendly people. Menu is vegetarian with vegan options. Unfortunately the food was too bland; my girlfriend ordered the hummus platter, which was simply a small bowl of hummus with many slices of carrot, iceberg salad and a few slices of tomato. Was expecting more than that. But do go here for the really nice atmosphere and bar.


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Great atmosphere, great bear and cheap food - Edit

Although the food option were limited (3 mains to choose from and 2 soups) we had really nice, filling food. The place was nicely decorated the balcony/terrace thing was a nice touch. Also a good selection of local + german draft beer at a fair price. Definitely going back!

Pros: Cheap eats, Great draft beers, Good atmosphere

Cons: Limited selection


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Cosy, friendly bar with good food and craft beers. - Edit

Went here on our first night and the owner was very nice, explained the menu in English and recommended local organic wines and beers. Menu had 2 soups and 4-5 standard mains.My partner had the lasagne with was a spinach lasagne which he absolutely loved and I had a chickpea chilli by a different name. When we returned a few days later it was the same menu but the varieties had changed. This time it was sprout lasagne and it was great!

Pros: Relaxed bar with food, Tasty food, Friendly

Cons: Limited menu


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Good Food, Nice Mood - Edit

Cool and cosy, really welcoming service and whilst the menu was small there was a good range of options.

For our tastes we found some of the food a bit bland and it could have done with a bit of a flavour boost. But overall a really enjoyable visit here and would recommend.

Pros: Great relaxed bar environment, Friendly and welcoming, Good value

Cons: Food a little uninspiring taste-wise


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Very Cool - Edit

Macska is a very cool bar that is also a vegatirian restaurant. The staff are very helpful the prices are very good the music is also great. They also have great selection of beers carrying brew dog beers the first place in eastern Europe I have found them. Macska is open and worth a visit
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Pros: Good Food, Great Beer, Cool

Cons: None That I Can See Today


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Cosy bar with good food options - Edit

We visited on a Thursday evening it was not too busy. The staff were very friendly, spoke english and could explain the menu. A dj mixed a few tunes from the upper level. We were offered a selection of different beers etc. Food options were kept small .. soup starter (vegan crown squash soup with mint and dill) and several mains. I had the vegan and Hungarian dish Lecso (pr. lecho). This is a soup-like dish made from tomatoes, peppers onions - later I thought the option lacked protein .but was still tasty.) My partner (non vegan) had quesadillo) .. menu had a couple more options (a vegan pita option) .. note: this is a bar with food.. not a restaurant with a bar...

Pros: Vegan options, Friendly Staff, Inexpensive


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Great place to chill, good character, limited menu - Edit

Macska is a good find. It's primarily a bar/lounge vibe, with interesting, funky decor and cool loft seating. A great place to hang out, drink, talk, write, etc.

In terms of food and drink, the main event here is alcohol, and since i don't drink, that left little for me. They have some juices, but not fresh. The food menu is quite small (only 6 items on my visit) so there's limited selection, but fortunately the penne and roasted veggie salad i had was well prepared and very tasty.

I arrived around 8:30pm and the place was completely empty. It seems the scene doesn't really get revved up until later.

Pros: Tasty food, Nice environment to hang out

Cons: Limited menu, No fresh juices


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Relaxed place to eat and hang out it - Edit

Lovely little bar that made my last night in Budapest really great. Not many dishes on the menu, and apparently this changes often, but still quality food and generous with the portion sizes. Bar staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about beers and palinka. Upstairs has a cosy atmosphere with large cushions and even a corner hammock! I would definitely recommend going here if you want somewhere to hang out in, as well as some tasty food. Our meal (1 starter, 3 main dishes), 4 beers, and a palinka cocktail only came to 9,100 Forint, which was also extremely good value.

Pros: Quality food, Friendly staff, Good value


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Top veg* place in Budapest - Edit

Macska was our favourite place in Budapest. Tasty food (about half of the changing menu is vegan), awesome atmosphere, friendly staff. We had Quesedillas and Burritos (vegetarian), a pita plate and letcho (vegan), as well as cream soups and cake (all vegan and super tasty!) And good palinka :) We'll definitely come back if we're in town again.
The cafe is now non-smoking and only open on weekdays.

Pros: atmosphere , tasty food , many vegan options

Cons: closed on weekends, no more cons


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cosy, warm & delicious! - Edit

my man & i stayed at the rastel hostel in budapest & one of the lovely helpful humans that worked there part-own this little gem! so we went to check it out and we had such a nice chilled night.
the staff were really friendly, spoke english & were helpful in letting us know what was vegan & what wasnt.
we had the broccoli soup which was awesome! and the pumpkin which was nice too, but i had food envy because the broccoli one was the winner!
i had the stuffed capsicums with barley, vegies & a tomato sauce. it was really tasty, healthy & a good size.
my man had the quesadilla and enjoyed it but said there was too much cheese.

we had some beers & organic juices & sat upstairs on the cushions & drew on the walls & made jewellery. upstairs is a must! go up there after your meal &
chill out to the relaxing tunes, get creative & feel content!


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Lovely restaurant in a neighborhood bar - Edit

We enjoyed a nice evening here with a friend we met on a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. The restaurant is actually really a neighborhood bar with a vegetarian kitchen.

The prices for entrees were very reasonable, less than 1000 forints, and the portions were fine. I believe they change them nightly. The food was not amazing, but the place had a nice ambience, and provided a nice break after walking around the city all day.

Pros: Good food


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LOVE - Edit

Really loved this place. Real, honest vegetarian restaurant in budapest that doesn't serve fried cheese and call it done. We had a lovely filling soup, hummus plate and the platter with an assortment of eggplant squash tomato vege rattatoie and more. Unfortunately like most of Budapest it is difficult to escape all of the smoke, but it was worth it. The hostess spoke English and explained every dish

Pros: Real vegetarian , Atmosphere, Service


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Possibly no longer serving food? - Edit

This place is a little difficult to find so look for the white sign with the black cat. Unfortunately the day we went we were told there was no kitchen that day, so it's probably best to ring ahead rather than waste precious exploring time!


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diappointing from culinary point of view - Edit

I popped in here and were disapponted to find a smoke filled bar. The menu was very short and had only one vegan option, so I didn't stay. This my second attempt to visit this place. The reason the first time I didn't go there was that I phoned at 11 am and they still didn't know what they would cook for lunch.

Pros: Good location

Cons: smokey, little choice of food, no website, no published menu


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