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Top bakery recommendations from locals

Bistro
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“Curious where the top one percent of Buda residents hang out? Wonder no more. The owners of Déryné Bistro were ahead of the curve when in 2007 they opened this chic restaurant featuring a Balthazar-like interior straight out of the Keith McNally playbook. Back then, few places in Budapest offered this brand of casually-hip-but-classy vibes. Déryné has managed to remain popular for all these years, even as similar restaurants have sprouted up on the other side of the Danube with comparable offerings at lower prices. The menu skews French, featuring pricey but reliably prepared bistro staples including a bouillabaisse (€9) and foie gras (€14). But you'll also find the usual suspects of Hungarian fare here: goulash soup, pork schnitzel (€18), and túrógombóc, which is a sweet-tart cottage cheese dumpling eaten as a dessert (€6). If steaks are more your speed, you can choose from prime cuts of dry-aged Angus and Wagyu. Eggs benedict, shakshuka, and avocado toast are just a few of the exhaustive breakfast and brunch offerings that are served until 4 p.m. on weekends. Déryné's service team is among the most professional in Budapest, but I wish they weren't so eager to upsell the most expensive dishes to customers (even to regulars).”
  • 64 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“This 200 years old family owned confectionery is in the Buda Castle. Have a big walk on Tóth Árpád sétány and than taste some of the wonderful traditional Hungarian desserts here! In the summer time I have to take my daughter Lulu (3) to have ice cream here every day:-)”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bakery
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“the most delightful pastries in the city; try out "le pain au chocolat pistache" and/or "Le croissant aux amandes" - my personal favourites”
  • 22 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“By far the largest variety of cakes I've ever seen. The queue of people waiting to buy some tells the whole story. It's worth the adventurous ride.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Friendly atmosphere and super tasty sweat or salty pastry that will make you crave for more each morning. They serve fresh coffee as well.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“Gourmet grocery store with the finest food and beverages from all over the world.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Campaign Office
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“Popular cafe with great atmosphere of the turn of the century nera Opera on Andrássy street. Except for coffee and cakes also sandwiches, soups, daily specials and salads are served. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This place is a real ristobar. It’s a café and a restaurant at the same time with top notch italian food. Everything is homemade and everything is made from fresh ingredients. My favorite is the Carbonara.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Super location, historical newly designed villa. Especially for breakfast, and lunch! Reservation is needed!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Exquisit confectionery, but they offer salads and snacks as well in the heart of the city.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
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“All right. This is THE place. The town’s best bakery. High quality, delicious and healthy goodies and breads from natural ingredients. People are crazy about it. Honestly me too.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“lovely athmosphere, wide variety of home-made cakes, feels like being at grandma's:)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
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“You can take a nice coffe with the locally hand made Hungarian special cake. If you are hungry anytime, they have an excellent restaurant as well.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“You cannot find tastier kakós csiga in the city, and all the pasrties are fantastic!! Kakaós csiga is cocoa snail in english :)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Három Tarka Macska is an artisan bakery on the tastefully upscale Pozsonyi Road in Újlipótváros, a well-heeled area I think of as the “West Village of Budapest.” Step inside, and a paradise of aromatic and still-steaming sourdough, whole wheat, and rye breads, brioches, and rolls in all shapes and sizes await you. The two must-try local favorites are the túrós batyu (a sweet-tart cottage cheese-filled laminated pastry) and the kakaós csiga (a snail-shaped chocolate pastry roll), which go down especially well with the flavored yogurts that Három Tarka Macska sources from a local family-owned producer. While mainly a takeout bakery, omelettes and freshly-made sandwiches are also available for a sit-down meal. The customers comprise a cross section of local residents, including snazzy millennials, families with young children, and moneyed senior citizens with purebred dogs by their sides. Once here, be sure to also roam around this charming neighborhood.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“If a bagel can be regarded as an edible artwork, we wholeheartedly believe, that Budapest Bagel’s creations should be exhibited in a gallery. These bagels look delicious, taste delicious, and serve as excellent breakfast, lunch, or even dinner material.”
  • 11 locals recommend