When dining out in Hungary, it helps to know what to expect when you walk into one of the various restaurants--from cafes to pubs, Hungary has a word for each type of restaurant.
- A borozó, a sörözo, or an eszpresszó is a type of bar.
- For coffee, go to a kávéház.
- A csárda will offer local specialties with a traditional atmosphere.
- A small, informal inn is called a vendéglö. A smaller version of this is called a kisvendéglö.
- Go to a cukrászda for small cakes and pastries.
Staff in any type of Hungarian restaurant often round up the bill, and they may also tack on a service charge. You may find information about the service charge either on the menu or on the bill itself. If you see no indication of a service charge being added to the cost of the meal, it is customary to leave a tip somewhere in the range of 10 to 15 percent.