Relatively few public toilets exist in Buda or Pest, locals and tourists alike use the restrooms in cafés and restaurants. Quite often a small fee of 70-80 HUF is paid to an attendant after using the facilities. Moreover, the proliferation of shopping malls downtown (including Mammut, Mom Park, Millennium Center and the WestEnd Center) mean that never you're too far away from clean, well-maintained toilet facilities.
Toilets in bars and beer cellars are often free, although they tend not to be as clean as those with an attendant. Note also that while Budapest's main-railway stations have public toilets, most metro stations do not.
Toilets signed in Hungarian usually have the words Nők or Női (women) and Férfiak or Férfi (men). Occasionally, signs for Hőlgyek (ladies) and Urak (gentlemen) also appear.