Ruszwurm ( Ruszwurm Cukraszda Orszag - Ruszwurm Country of Confectionery) is another good old traditional confectionery, located in the Castle district.
It was opened in 1827 by Ferenc Schwabl. The original interior and accesories are now proclaimed to be protected and are really worth to see.
Vilmos Ruszwurm after being an apprentice in the shop became the owner of it by marriage and give it's name to the confectionery. He was the head of the shop between 1884 and 1922.
After the socialism the shop became the property of a foreigner and it's fate was uncertain. That's when the sons of the owner of the Szamos Marcipan trademark, Matyas Szamos rented out the shop buying it later in 1994.
The building itself is also worth for a look. It was built in the beginning of the 14th century, rebuilt in 1698 and is one of the many monument houses of the Castle district.
Favorite Dish: Just try any cake or the ice cream...you won't regret it! :)
The first confectionary at this site opened in 1827 by Ferenc Schwabl. It has always been inherited along the female line, oddly, and named after Vilmos Ruszworm who managed the business from 1884 to 1922. The furnishings of this remarkably small operation reflect the 19th Century origins with a cherry wood counter with a mahogany inlay and ornate furniture. Glass cabinets in the entry foyer contain old table ornaments and figurines well worth a glance. The dining area is crowded but comfortable with the replicas of the original. We found the service to be harried, but warm and accomodating (contrast Gerbeaud).
The pastries may well be the very best we have ever enjoyed. Flavorful but not overly sweet, textured but not heavy, perfect. And great coffee. We cannot recommend a stop here strongly enough.
The Szamos family which now owns Ruszworm also owns the Marzipam Museum and Store in Szentendre, which we also visited (that tip features a few remarkable creations).
Favorite Dish: We ordered a cheese strudel and a remarkable chocolate cake with a cream and fruit filling. The young waitress took the time to walk to the display cabinet with me and make recommendations despite the crowds. And we were not hurried in any way. The products here are so good that the young couple next to us, unmindful of cholesterol, finished their first order and then had another. The coffee was great, the prices reasonable (very).
Being an absolute sweettooth (I eat an eclair on a regular basis) I just had to go and try this famous place out. It's quite charming, although I would've loved to go there 100 years ago when there were less tourists around :-)
I ate a Ruszwurm Cream Pastry and it was delicious: the right taste ànd really refreshening. The prices were a lot lower than I had expected: most cakes came at about 350 or 400 forint, which is a lot cheaper than in Belgium.
So if you pass there and you see a free table, just take it.
If you want to take a break while exploring the castle district, this is the place. good coffee and pastries, and so is the service.
(Though it irked me that i had to pay to use their restrooom, but i guess that may be the custom in some place in budapest)
Following the advise of my VT friend Lew we stopped at this small pastry shop and didn’t regret it. This confectionery is really old dating from 1827! It was named after Vilmos Ruszworm that managed it from 1884 to 1922. In our days it still offers only its own made cakes but belongs to Szamos family that has the popular Marzipam museum in Szentendre.
We loved the old furniture inside (they still have the cherrywooden counter from that era!!) and hopefully there was a free table to feel comfortable and enjoy the pastries but you can also choose a table outside and watch the people passing by.
The waitress came and seemed stressed but we needed some time to decide what to choose, the menu was full of ideas but I got up and went to the display cabinet but of course I wanted to try them all. We finally ordered coffee, a kirsch torta and a citrom torta, both of them were great. Each one costs about 550Huf
One of my favorite places to go! I highly recommend the chestnut puree. Absolutely wonderful and less expensive than most other places around. Coffee is great also. It's crowded a lot so you might not get a chance to sit down immediately but well worth the wait. The staff is very friendly and they are quick to bring you your order.
A name that appears in various guidebooks and recommendations from people, I was looking forward to visiting this cafe. Was very busy on my first pass-by and I waited until later in the afternoon to try again. There was a large amount of choice, and being the greedy person I was, I opted for cherry strudel and their ruszwurm cake which was some sort of chocolate and nut cake. Both fantastic and well recommended.
Favorite Dish: Sour Cherry Strudel, with some english tea. Unbelievably good.
Ruszwurm, which was started in 1827, is a beautiful, old Hungarian confectionary on Castle Hill in Budapest. As you walk through the entrance, you will feel as if you are going back in time. The elegant furniture dates from the mid-1800s. In addition to cakes, the wooden cases are filled with various items from Ruszwurm’s past including cake toppers that are a century old. Vintage pictures and photographs line the walls. The shop itself is kind of small and in a touristy area, which can be aggravating if you’re there on the weekend or when a tour group shows up. On the other hand, this pastry shop offers many sweets that I haven’t seen anywhere else in Budapest. Every Budapest cukraszda sells Dobos and Eszerhazy cakes (including Ruszwurm), but no one else can make an almond cake like Ruszwurm can. Almond cake and almond cream are layered with gooey caramel and topped with sliced, toasted almonds. Ruszwurm’s “Vienna strudel” is also excellent. Buttery, flaky pastry is filled with apples, raisins, and vanilla pudding. Another option is the delicious chocolate caramel cake. Overall, the service here is fast, good, and friendly. If you decide to come here, I would recommend coming on a weekday because it can be really crowded sometimes. Even if it’s crowded, I would still come here and wait just to eat the almond cake!
Favorite Dish: The almond cake is the best!!!!!!