The Auguszt family make some of the best cakes and pastries in the city and this is one of their outlets. You can either sit ... More
The Auguszt family make some of the best cakes and pastries in the city and this is one of their outlets. You can either sit in the tiny, cramped cafe and enjoy a coffee and delicious cake, or take away. The decor recalls a certain turn-of-the-century faded glamour, with old-fashioned mirrors and lamps.There is a variety of cakes and a selection of little savory scones (served by the kilo), as well as specially made cakes for family celebrations and mouth-watering pastries. See the website for further details.
It bills itself as the city's oldest patisserie. It has three branches, of which I've only been to the one in central Pest, all presumably served by a single bakery.
One of the three most important things about the Auguszt is its adherence to the classics of Hungarian pastry making; it turns out the closest things you will find to traditional Hungarian patisserie in the center of town.
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