Auguszt Downtown (Kossuth Lajos Str.)

Auguszt is a famous family-owned confectionery in Budapest dating back to 1870. Although their Buda location, which is run by a different part of the family, is considered to be the crown jewel, this one, on Kossuth Lajos Street, is more conveniently located for people in Pest. The inside is cozy and comfortable with plush banquettes, floor-to-ceiling windows, and nooks and crannies upstairs.

You’ll find traditional Hungarian cakes and sweets here, including a Dobos and an Esterházy torte, krémes, isler, and marzipan figurines. Fans of modern pastries can gorge on chocolate mousse as well as sugar and lactose-free cakes. Unlike other downtown pastry shops, Auguszt is less overrun by tourists, attracting a mainly local crowd. Note that they're closed on Sundays.

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