Három Tarka Macska Bakery

Három Tarka Macska is an artisan bakery located on the tastefully upscale Pozsonyi Road in Újlipótváros, an area I like to refer to as the “West Village of Budapest.” The place is a paradise of aromatic and often still steaming sourdough, whole wheat, and rye breads, brioches, and rolls that come out of the oven in all shapes and sizes. The two must-try local favorites are the túrós batyu (a sweet cottage cheese-filled laminated pastry) and the kakaós csiga (a snail-shaped chocolate pastry roll), which go down especially well with flavored yogurts that Három Tarka Macska sources from a local family-owned producer.

While it’s still mainly a takeout bakery, a couple of tables are available inside and on the terrace. Három Tarka Macska also serves excellent breakfast omelets and an array of freshly-made sandwiches. And frankfurter sausages too, but you’re better off sticking to what a bakery does best.

The customers comprise a cross-section of local residents including snazzy millennials, families with young children, and moneyed senior citizens with purebred dogs by their sides. Once here, be sure to roam around this charming neighborhood.