Artizán Bakery

Specializing in sourdough breads and morning pastries, Artizán is one of the top craft bakeries in Budapest. Under the helm of Gergő Fekete, who honed his skills in countries across Western Europe, Artizán has brought a new level of professionalism to a city where dreary bakery chains and bland croissants set the standard.

Artizán opened many people's eyes to the wonders of long-fermented breads, of which you'll find here everything from spelt loaves to barley breads, all fresh out of the oven. But best of all is the cardamom bun, a tender Scandinavian-inspired roll bursting with berries and vanilla custard. Being smack in the middle of the financial district, office workers tend to swarm Artizán — go early for the best selections. Unlike at other bakeries, there's plenty of seating here.

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