Auguszt Downtown (Kossuth Lajos Str.)

Auguszt is a renowned family-owned confectionery in Budapest dating back to 1870 and currently helmed by the fourth generation. Although their Buda location is considered to be the crown jewel, this one, along 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 cute 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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