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“Great pastry and location, understaffed and bad cappuccino”
Review of Szamos Cafe

Szamos Cafe
Ranked #33 of 203 Dessert in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 1 - US$ 5
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Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
Description: Cosy atmosphere, nice sandwiches, speciality coffee, traditional cakes and ice-cream.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Very close to the parliament in a great location.

The place looks very nice, but it was completely full of people and there was not staff enough to manage the demand.
Floor was dirty, tables (when you could get one) were dirty and with last guest plates and mugs. You had to take it yourself their things from the table, so you could use the table.
To be fair, as soon as they could they started to clean the tables.

I am sure that if they had more people working there it would be a lot better.

The cake was delicious, but there I had my worst cappuccino ever. So tastless.

Staff was nice.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I am starting with the good points, cakes and hot chocolate were delicious. But the service was horrible as we tried to get a hot chocolate 15 min before closing, they said it’s not possible! But the customers right in front of us got hot beverages! Not acceptable!

Thank kittycatty89
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Looks better than it is... were here for breakfast with the kids. They were not able to put an additional slice of cheese to the chicken sandwich. The bbq chicken had only the „flavour“ of bbq, but no piece of chicken.... Unfriendly, tables were not clean, nobody feels responsible. Cook is eating while he bakes new staff... not recommendable... bad experience compared to other locations in budapest...

Thank SKEC1
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I have tasted the finest cakes at this cafe. The staff is very helpful and very friendly. The view from the cafe is incredible

Thank Luckylakshi
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The cakes are not the best in the world, but still taste very good. Different tastes and a big chose. Almost always fresh, if you come in the morning/weekend than there is a big possibility that you will get the cake from yesterday and there are not so many options to chose one.

Caffe and smoothies. Lacto/Soya milk options for 200 Huf extra (less than a euro).

The price for one piece of cake starts from 580 HUF (2 euro) what is absolutely ok for the city and especially the location next to the Parlament. So very nice view is included.

But the service !!! is terrible!!! So unfriendly and rude. So be prepared. Of cause there are few exceptions, very nice cashiers, I don't know their name unfortunately. But the rest and the manager (the blond Lady) are just not allowed to work in a service brunch on my opinion.

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Thank Inna M
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