Auguszt Buda (Fény utca)

Known as the "Gerbeaud of Buda," Auguszt is an upscale pastry shop and a Budapest landmark. The family operation dates back to 1870 and is currently helmed by the fourth generation: seventy-year-old József Auguszt, donning a chef's hat, still mans the cashier on most days. Auguszt has been through thick and thin in the past 150 years — during communism, the business was nationalized and the family deported to the Hungarian countryside. In 1957, they were granted a small space from which grew out the current premises.

Auguszt has an unusually wide assortment of pastries and cakes, which means you can try things like an indiáner and a rigó jancsi, once Hungarian classics but rarely available these days. Note that the prices are higher than elsewhere, but this is also true of the quality. The upstairs section is reserved for sit-down clients and features furnishings of the original location.

The Auguszt location in Pest is run separately by another branch of the family.

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