Breakfast at Zsivago’s


Our meticulously presented breakfast


“We’ve been here before and we love the ambience so much that’s why we’re back,” I told the waiter as he was serving our breakfast in dainty plates and cups. He smiled and that started our conversation about life in Budapest, his attachment to his work and the interior decoration of the Café that attracted us in the first place. “I did the decoration myself,” he exclaimed.
We just adore everything about Café Zsivago, its soft interiors, the great-grandmotherly crocheted table covers…
“You can find them at the flea market in Ecseri. That’s where most of the furnishings you see here come from. Enjoy your breakfast while it’s warm.”
I see images of Omar Sharif and Julie Christie settling into the sofas. I’m impatient to go home. I must start this Russian oldschool style makeover quickly, right in our sitting room!

Whether this is the style in Boris Pasternak’s novel, Dr Zsivago, I like it, so I just photographed everything lest I forget.

Even the restrooms have a way of indicating if it’s for the Ladies or for the Gentlemen

An enclosed room in the corner for customers in need of privacy

I just adore those grandma style crochet table covers.  Next time I see them in flea markets, I shall grab them all!

Cafe Zsivágó
Paulay Ede utca 55, Budapest

Next:  To Ecseri Flea Market

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