On my last day in Budapest,, my mother and I decided to drop in here to get some treats for our bus trip to the next city. I had some plum cake that was really outstanding and a chocolate marzipan dessert. I wish I could remember the names of the items, but unfortunately I was in so much awe over how yummy and pretty they looked. I know some people say it is expensive, but I have been to London (10 years ago), Paris (10 years ago), New York (3 years ago), and Los Angeles (once a month) and I still spent less on the two pieces of dessert than I normally would spend on one in any of those other cities. If your not from the US or some other place where you are used to paying a lot of money for food, then it probably will seem overpriced. If you are from one of those places, it will seem about par or even cheap.
Gerbeaud is a world famous pastry shop in the very heart of Budapest, on Vörösmarty square.
The café was founded by Henrik Kugler in 1858 and expanded by its later owner, Emil Gerbeaud. The building was renovated in 1997, make sure to go inside (even if you decide that sitting outside is nicer :)and see the magnificent chandeliers and the cakes of course!
Favorite Dish: All the pastry is good, try Dobos cake (swwet)and Sajtos Pogácsa (salty) as well, and finish it with an ice cream! :)
This is one of Budapests oldest and most famous cafe houses.... situated in Vorosmarty ter, the most elegant square in Pest so it has a real european atmosphre.
Favorite Dish: Well, i didnt ate there yet but i heard a lot of good stuff about it, order a cafe and a cake.. it should be the best!!
Stop in at Café Gerbeaud in the heart of Budapest to experience one of the most traditional coffee houses in Europe. The legendary Gerbeaud was established in 1858. We visited Café Gerbeaud after an afternoon of wandering through the shops on Vaci utca. Café Gerbeaud is at the end of this pedestrian mall. Sit down and examine the menu, filled with wonderful pastrie.-
Hagan una parada en el Cafe Gerbeaud, en el centro de Budapest, una de las cafeterías más famosas del mundo. El legendario Gerbeaud se estableció en 1958. Nosotros llegamos al Café Gerbeaud una tarde, preguntando por la calle peatonal Vaci Utca. Café Gerbeaud está al final de esta calle peatonal. Siéntense y estudien el menú, repleto de maravillosa pastelería.
Stop by Gerbeaud Cafe for a pleasant break. Although it is (in Budapest terms) pricey, the cakes are very tasty and the atmosphere is posh.
Favorite Dish: Definitely get one of the cakes. This place is famous for them. If my memory serves me right, they have a nice selection of tea as well.
Super Posh but remarkably un-snooty coffee house near the British Embassy. The service is formal and you pay for the obvoius quality of what is served but they don't really look down on the " casually dressed " and there's a lot less attitiude than in say Paris. Best in the early evening when the horded of flourescant tourists have gone to take night time photographs of the chain bridge.
Favorite Dish: Hot Chocolate - I don't drink coffee because i ahve enough bad habits.
I was there and the cake was not fresh the coffe was bitter and not tasty and the price very high.
The place nice and old style very pleasant. The view to the square also very nice, but the cake and coffe not
Favorite Dish: I took the Swartzwald cake that was not fresh and dry.
Gerbauds is a famous local place. And before you order coffee, you need to walk past the displays and try to decide what to take with that coffee... It is a bit overrated but much fun to be there and they have an excellent terrass right on the square in the middle of Pest-centre.. Who could ask for more then to sip coffee, watch and be watched..
"Budapesters have never quite gotten over the loss of their pre-WWII cafe culture, when nationally known writers and journalists held court, spending their entire day hunched over a manuscript and coffee cup. Some of the historic cafes remain open to this day, and are well worth a visit - but the guest at the next table is more likely to be a backpacker then a bard" - it's written in guide-book.
And "Gerbeaud" is not only one of these historic cofes, but also one of the largest, most traditional, and most famous café-confectioneries in Europe.
"The café was established by Henrik Kugler in 1858 and expanded by its later owner, Emil Gerbeaud. In 1995, Gerbeaud House came into the ownership of the German businessman Erwin Müller. Lovingly renovated in 1997, "Gerbeaud" shines with the cultured nostalgia of its original days: rich plaster work, magnificent chandeliers, marble tables, lavish fine wood paneling, and brocade wall coverings that characterise the elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere of this home of tradition" - said our guide-book.
Open: 9:00 - 21:00 (daily)
Favorite Dish: "Gerbeaud Cake" - black chocolate, something between sweet and bitter. Execellent! Taste it!
And coffee was execellent, too.
A pastry shop, and oh what a pastry shop! It's a classic and every guidebook recommends it. So do I: try Gerbeaud's. It is readily accessible on Vörösmarty ter, at the end of Vaci utca (the main shopping street for tourists). It has a 'blue-haired old lady' feeling to it, but it's also irresistible. Fancy, very classy--even if the serving ladies aren't exactly friendly. Try the Hungarian classic, Dobos torte, with coffee. Or if there is something else that strikes your fancy, go for it! The selection is enormous, the food very good, and the prices even reasonable. What more could you want? (They even have tables outdoors for those days when you just have to sit outside.)
This has been the city's most fashinable cafe for the city's elitte since 1870. Nice atmosphere and architecture. With round white marble tables and comfortable seats from where you can just relax and watch people go by through the main plaza.
Favorite Dish: Do not miss the Budapest cake. I personally do not like cakes but this one is really good!
very stylish, build in the 19th century (1858). This one is probably the most touristy coffee house, but the architecture is amazing. All around downtown Budapest you will find a lot of more coffe houses and restaurants in very special ambiances.
One of the oldest sweet-bars in Europe. Founded in the middle of XIXth century, it was owned by Swiss citizen Emil Gerbaud whis name it bears till now.
Atmosphere is gentle and relaxed, like in the small restaurants about 100 years ago. Last time when we were there, it was the middle of September, the weather was nice and warm and we were sitting directly in the street near the sweet-bar, looking at the people and around and enjoying life.
Today, Seprtember 25, 2002, I went to walk nearby again and I saw a fashion defile (poor models, it was cold and they were in evening dress). People were just staying in the street and looking. The defile ended by the common last passage accompanied by the wonderful Brams'es "Hungarian dance" which made people appload loudly.
Favorite Dish: A lot of cakes, sweet, pastries,, impossible to list
and of course delicious wine :)))
Good restaurants can be found in each city. The CUKRASZDA (pastry shop) is a special place in Hungary, where you can eat cakes, drink soda, coffee or tea. The most famous of Budapest's 'old style' coffee houses or pastry shops, the Gerbaud has been in the business of creating mouth-watering cakes and pastries for over 140 years.
Favorite Dish: Hungary has a nice selection of traditional Hungarian cakes such as Dobos Torta, Esterhazy Torta and Kremes (Dobos torta!!! .....yummmmm !).
The best cakes in Budapest since 1858. Very impressive stylish interior with great service.
Favorite Dish: Can't decide on my favorite cake, everything is wonderful.