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Szalai Cukraszda

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Balassi Balint utca 7, Budapest 1055, Hungary
+36 1 269 3210
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08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place to sit in or take some cake. Coffee is perfect, I only missed a glass of water. Kind and smiling service! Try it

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Thank Rhapsody B
Budapest, Hungary
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217 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This place has a history. Its predecessor is now called Europa cafe, but it was nationalized in the 1950s. Thee family of the original owner, as a compensation, received this tiny place. The ice cream and cakes should be tasted, the quality is very good.

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Thank Peter C
Beersheba, Israel
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went to see the parlament on a late thursday evening. What a great place. And what can be better to finish it with the famouse cherry strudel!! I will return,for sure.

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Thank Hofitr
Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

If you are close to the Parliament and you need a small coffee+cake break, Szalai is a good choice. Nothing special the decor, looks like a small, traditional, hungarian cafe. We had a chocolate cake and a fresh cherry strudel, coffee and tea. Go for it!

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Thank Joseph214
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

It is small place with coffee and cakes. There are also Hungarian cakes which is quite good and we also order cappuccino which was really good. I can recommend for a quick break in sightseeing to drink coffee.

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Thank Paweł M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This place is mentioned in some guides as not to be missed, so we went. But the variety of cakes (its strong point, according to the guide) is very limited, and what we have tried was disappointing. The woman serving you is as lively and outgoing and empathic as a mannequin, or a dummy, the old man cannot - or... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

This coffee cafe was perfect for a Sunday morning on the way to the airport breakfast. We had the cherry strudel, some cheesy biscuits and light as air croissants. Delicious!

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Thank Funkus1
Madrid, Spain
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180 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

5th visit to Budapest, 3rd to this cake shop .... they have a lot of different cakes and they are all pretty decent. Nice tea and coffee too. Make sure you double check your bill, there might be errors if you are a lot of people ordering a lot of cake. Great breakfast spot when you visit the Budapest parliament.... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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243 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

After a disapointing visit to the parliament A stop at heaven of a pastry cold coffee and meggyes & almas & turas retes and medvehagymas pagacsa don't miss

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Thank Ilan V
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is near the parliament buildings, and we went to try their apple strudel. We later went to Vienna and out of the ~5 apple strudels we had in both locations, this was our favorite. This is a bit of a dive and seems primarily for locals opposed to tourists.

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Thank Marc P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Hungarian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balassi Balint utca 7, Budapest 1055, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 269 3210

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in District V / Inner City

Neighbourhood Profile
District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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