Nor/ma is a hip craft bakery in Budapest serving the usual suspects of contemporary international bakery staples like cardamom buns and filled croissants. And sourdoughs of course: If you glance behind the counter, you can watch as beautifully crusted loaves of rye, oat, and whole wheat breads emerge from the electric oven.
The morning pastries include two local favorites: the túrós batyu, a soft bun stuffed with a generous portion of sweet-tart cottage cheese (túró), and kakaós csiga, a delicious chocolate roll. Nor/ma's moniker is a portmanteau of "Nordic" and "Magyar," inspired by the time the Hungarian owners spent in Copenhagen to study and research Scandinavian breads and pastries. Nor/ma has another location with more seating on the Buda side of the city.
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