Kek Lo Budapest
1084 Budapest Víg utca 28
Kék Ló (Blue Horse) is a ruin pub and a design boutique at the same time. It is an intergalactic place of rest for those arriving from the furthest places, the encounter of a small “fröccs”and a wintercoat on the dissection table, where the biker sweeping in front of the shop freezes into an impressionist painting for an everlasting moment.
The Ruinpubs in Budapest wrote:
The well known and frequently mentioned Kazinczy Street is full of exciting places. The street of ruinpubs, if you like it this way. One of these was the Kék Ló pub (Blue Horse Pub) what was one of the most unique little bar around in this forest of pubs. It was not just an art pub, but much more than that, focusing on designer dresses and accessories. Recently they left that famous street and moved to a new place, so it was time to pay another visit.
The 8th district started to move about a while ago, started to be resurgent, and slowly it peels off its old bad reputation. Thanks to this rehabilitation, or lets say re-discovery, many terribly exciting places popped up on after the other, like Autóra, the Zsiga bár, or in this case right next to Rákóczy Square in Víg Street, the Kék Ló. As Kazinczy Street became more and more popular, the locals and lovers of the district changed too. However, Kék Ló loved the street’s always lively atmosphere, after a while they wished to be in a calmer, untouched area. This how they discovered this not too hided but quiet little Víg Street. Perfect place for them, and the moving had been warmly welcomed by their regulars too.
The Kék Ló ever positioned itself as a very unique art pub, but actually it’s more than that, it’s a “dress pub”, where Virág Tóth designer’s dresses and accessories are elemental parts of the bar’s atmosphere. The new place gives you the familiar, bit dingy home feeling, just like you pop into your absent-minded mate’s flat. The bar is small but roomy, blue horse figures cover the walls everywhere, bit worn-out furnitures all around. Everything’s mainly blue, purple and golden coloured, what gives a bit of misthical far-east feeling, especially after dusk. With its brick-a-brack small lamps, the loft is a very intimate place to sit down for a chat.
They re-created the known and loved splendid atmosphere of Kék Ló, always with good music too. The beer and wine list is not too long but interesting, and their offered pálinkas are a must check. As far as we know they opened another Kék Ló recently in Berlin too, a vegan coffee and upcycling dress shop. If you’re around, have a look at it, but untill then, here’s the new Kék Ló Budapest, check it out.
Kek Lo Berlin
10967 Graefestrasse 65/A Berlin
open: mo-thu 13-19 h
sa-su: 11-18 h
Kék Ló Berlin: A vegan cafe & upcycling fashion store in Kreuzberg
In April 2016, a talented Hungarian designer named Virag Tóth opened Kek Ló Berlin, an inspiring vegan café and upcycling fashion store in Berlin. Virag comes from Budapest where she created her first Kek Ló (means blue horse in Hungarian), which quickly became a famous place to hang out in Budapest. Because she fell in love with the city of Berlin when she first visited it several years ago, it was clear to her that she would come back to live here and contribute to something special in this city one day. Therefore the success of Kek Ló Budapest motivated her to bring the concept to Berlin.
Kék Ló Berlin upcycling fashion You can now discover the very unique and pleasant atmosphere of Kek Ló in Berlin. A cozy café full of fantasy and inspiration both in terms of food and fashion. One area of Kek Ló is dedicated to the upcycling fashion created by Virag. She is first of all an accomplished designer, passionate with the craft, the fabrics and the stories that clothes can tell. The other spaces are filled with comfortable furniture and decoration which give a very special flair to this welcoming place. A great location to enjoy some nice vegan or vegetarian meals prepared by Virag and her daughter. Quiches, tartes, salads, cakes… everything is homemade, fresh, and healthy. Kek Ló Berlin also started adding raw dishes to their menu. Don’t forget to look at their Facebook events not to miss one of their vegan brunches.
A unique and genuine location that will make you feel like time and worries stopped for a little while (just the time to enjoy a good coffee).
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