Jacques Liszt

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

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

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