Fischer Cukrászda

Around since 1973, Fischer is one of the oldest pastry shops in Budapest. Not much has changed inside this tiny standing-only space over the last decades, which is of course part of its charm. Owner Aurél Fischer, well into his eighties, still mans the counter on most days. As you can imagine, the selections include many Hungarian classics, though not all of them made equally well; local regulars would tell you to go for the fresh and crumbly pies — red currant jelly! — and the ice creams in the summer. For the full experience, also order a shot of espresso with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Once here, use this guide to discover the neighborhood. Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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