The next morning we went to a cute local cafe for breakfast that Alex's friend had recommended. We only had to wait about 20 minutes, and after we were sested they told people that it was a 2 hour wait because of reservations so we got super lucky. The fresh squeezed orange juice and mushroom wafflini were definitely things to write home about. After breakfast we headed towards the Great Market and explored the food stands and the traditional Hungarian souvenirs. We were going to head to the Buda side to see it during the day, but it started raining so instead so got gelato shaped like roses and climbed to the top of St. Stephen's Basilica. We wanted to see the city at night so we took a river cruise and were given 2 glasses of champagne with our tickets. Afterwards, we headed to a very traditional Hungarian restaurant that Alex's friend highly recommended. Alex and I wanted to try the most Hungarian thing we could, so we both ordered the Chef's special - pork chop and goose liver with paprika gravy and potato croquettes. Hands down without a doubt the most amazing meal that I have had abroad. And all for $4.
Everyone left early the next morning, but our flight wasn't until 4 so we walked the main shopping street and explored some of the Hungarian fashion stores. We ended up eating at a little burger and pasta bar right by our hostel and it was easily the best burger I have ever had. Leaving Budapest was hard, but I will definitely be making it back to Hungary at some point in my life.