Auguszt Downtown (Kossuth Lajos Str.)

Auguszt is a renowned family-owned confectionery in Budapest dating back to 1870 and currently helmed by the fifth generation. Although their Buda location is considered to be the crown jewel, this downtown venue, on Kossuth Lajos Street, is more conveniently located and also more comfortable, featuring plush banquettes, floor-to-ceiling windows, and cute nooks and crannies on the upstairs floor. You’ll find most of the typical traditional Hungarian cakes and sweets here, including a Dobos and an Esterházy torte, krémes, isler, and marzipan figurines. There are also modern pastries like a chili and mango-laced chocolate mousse as well as sugar and lactose-free options.

Unlike other downtown pastry shops, Auguszt is less overrun by tourists, attracting a mainly local crowd. Note that they’re closed on Sundays.