Butter Brothers

Opened in 2012, Butter Brothers has been putting out sourdough breads and expertly made croissants for a lot longer than most Budapest bakeries. Today, you can still get an exemplary whole wheat bread or kakaós csiga (chocolate roll), but the pastries don't always stand up to the quality achieved by the ambitious new bakeries around town.

You’re mainly here for the rolls — chocolate, cinnamon, walnut. There’s also coffee and half a dozen tables to linger at. Being located on an uneventful side street in Budapest's District 9 means that Butter Brothers is mainly a local’s haunt. Students from the nearby Corvinus University are especially numerous.

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