The original building was erected in 1891 as a single-storey frame casino-house according to Hofbauer János’s plans. For the first couple of years it was the scene of warm-atmosphere parties and balls. The first ball was organised in the winter of 1889.

After being made state property it was run by the Pannónia Hotel and Catering Company, then in 1984 it passed into Csupcsák László’s and his wife’s hands. The family CSUPI – as the years passed all of the family, younger and older as well, joined the family enterprise – have step by step improved the restaurant into an original Hungarian „csárda”, which it is today.

The walls of the building are decorated with original Kalocsa flower motives painted by Szvétek Antalné, master of folk arts. The guests are entertained by the music of Gazsi János and his band. The folk programme performed here is unique in Budapest. There are mainly typical and special Hungarian dishes on their menu.

On 28 May, 2002 the Local Council Association of the Civil Servants’ Garden City placed a memorial board on the building saying:
The Historic Building of the Civil Servants’ Garden City Casino, built in 1891 according to Hofbauer János’s plans