Nestled just a three-minute stroll from the Buda side of Margaret Bridge, KicsiZso is a culinary haven that celebrates Hungarian flavors and locally sourced delicacies. This charming spot, managed by the founder-owner Zsója Horváth Zsolt, promises a delightful start to your day, doubling as a cozy breakfast spot and a haven for a delectable lunch. Our recent visit to KicsiZso left us enamored with its diverse menu and warm atmosphere.
Breakfast Beyond Boundaries
Beyond the realms of traditional breakfast offerings, KicsiZso ventures into the realm of extraordinary breakfast dishes. From perfectly poached eggs to reimagined sandwich concepts, this eatery crafts a morning experience that transcends the ordinary.
Notable among their offerings are the indulgent soft-boiled eggs and the innovative approach to sandwiches. Picture this – breaded or smoked salmon and pickled red onion bagels, or duck liver breaded and strawberry-rhubarb-goat cheese buns. These creations not only challenge the conventional notion of sandwiches but also deliver a burst of flavors that awaken your taste buds.
Complementing these delectable dishes is a must-try selection of KicsiZso Blend coffee – a light roasted delight that elevates your breakfast experience.
Zsolt, a familiar face in the barbecue scene as the mastermind behind Bodrog Smoker, infuses his expertise into KicsiZso. While maintaining a distinct separation between brunch and barbecue, Zsolt occasionally introduces delights like the tender pulled pork into the menu. The result is a diverse offering that caters to those seeking a quick sandwich fix before work and those looking to leisurely enjoy a mid-morning treat on the terrace.
A Welcoming Atmosphere and Expanded Space
Our initial encounter with KicsiZso was nothing short of memorable. The staff’s warmth and the cozy ambiance struck a chord, echoing precisely what we had read in previous reviews. The recently expanded space, following an extensive renovation, only enhances the overall experience. The modern, stylish design welcomes patrons to a vibrant atmosphere, making it an ideal setting for a casual date, a friendly interview, or a relaxed family brunch.
The renovated interior made it possible to receive more guests, without the restaurant having a crowded effect. Behind the scenes, the kitchen also underwent major changes, and a new coffee machine was purchased.
KicsiZso isn’t just limited to mornings. Operating from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the establishment seamlessly transitions from breakfast to lunch, ensuring that late risers can enjoy their morning meal well into the afternoon. The lunch menu, refreshed weekly, promises a continuous exploration of new flavors and dishes. Booking a table is possible through this page.
In our visit, we couldn’t resist sampling some of KicsiZso’s signature brunch dishes:
The house-made bagel stole the show with its soft, warm texture and perfectly balanced flavors. The stylish plating elevated the experience, making it a feast for both the eyes and the palate.
Trusting Zsolt’s culinary imagination paid off with this unconventional yet delicious twist on a classic. The addition of pesto sauce, smoked scamorza, and spicy Napoli salami, crowned with cheese chips, transformed a familiar dish into a culinary delight.
A testament to perfection, the duck liver breaded bun arrived with minimal excess oil, accompanied by onion jam and a generous serving of foie gras. This dish allowed us to customize each bite, savoring the delicate balance of flavors.
A true benchmark for this breakfast classic, KicsiZso’s version impressed with its impeccable sauce, well-balanced flavors, and the added crunch of crispy bacon.
KicsiZso effortlessly strikes a balance between casual and trendy. It caters to the quick sandwich grab-and-go crowd, as well as those looking to linger on the terrace on a leisurely Wednesday morning. With its expanded space, modern aesthetics, and a menu that never fails to surprise, KicsiZso stands out as a must-visit culinary oasis by Margaret Bridge. So, if you find yourself near Margit híd budai hídfő, take a three-minute walk to KicsiZso – where culinary innovation meets Hungarian tradition, and every bite tells a story.