Opened in 2012, Butter Brothers has been putting out sourdough breads and expertly made croissants for longer than most Budapest bakeries. Today, you can still get a tasty whole wheat bread or kakaós csiga (chocolate roll) here, but not all of the pastries stand up to 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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