There are plenty better and better pastry shop are opening in Budapest with wide selection, healthy alternatives, but at the same time we cannot forget the old classics, where you can go if you fancy a crispy Dobos or a foamy Rákóczi cake. The result of generations’ enthusiastic work will be on your plate. Let’s start the Sweet November with the list of the classics.
Founded in 1935
Mátyás Szamos (originally Szavits Mladen) worked for Auguszt and Gerbeaud and then a Danish pastry artist taught him how to prepare almond rose: the business is still booming ever since, not just marzipan, but cakes, pastries and ice cream are waiting for you in Szamos shops.
Founded in 1901
Scones, cookies and cake creations are available in Daubner for over 100 years people are still queuing for get their daily sugar dose.
Founded in 1894
Karoly Gundel collected and thus preserved for posterity the traditional Hungarian dishes, but his work laid the foundations of a legendary gastronomic dynasty as well.
Founded in 1870
Not just one, but three Auguszt confectioneries help to recharge ourselves with carbohydrates. It’s a pretty special feeling to nibble brandy-kissed chololate mousse under the crystal chandelier in the pastry shop on Kossuth utca.
Founded in 1858
In the heart of the city, Gerbeaud awaits the sweet-toothed guests where the design is from the 19th century, and the eye-catching cakes and pastries are not only culinary but also an aesthetic experience.
Founded in 1827
The country’s oldest patisserie is located in the Buda Castle, and even the furniture is historically protected, not to mention the almost two-centuries-old experience. Among the founders it was also the creator of Linzer cookie, which of course you can taste the patisserie.