Jacques Liszt

In 2012, Mihály Juhász decided to leave his cushy corporate job as a lawyer and instead try his hand at baking. This bold move has decidedly paid off as Mr. Juhász's tiny craft bakery, Jacques Liszt, hiding on a downtown backstreet, has become a popular destination for bread aficionados in Budapest.

Sourdough loaves of all kinds and sizes take center stage here, spanning from whole wheat to rye, and there's also ciabatta, baguette, and kalács (rolled bread). Though the morning pastries don't always stand up to the best ones in town, they're still miles ahead of what you'll find at Budapest's bakery chains. Note that the space is tiny and most people take their orders to go.

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