Három Tarka Macska Bakery

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

While mainly a takeout bakery, omelettes and freshly-made sandwiches are also available for a sit-down meal. 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 also roam around this charming neighborhood.

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