Fodor's Expert Review Gerbeaud
It's hard to miss this grand coffeehouse, which has been selling its magnificent cakes at the north end of Vörösmarty tér since 1858. Accept that there are lots of tourists here at all times of the year. However, while the afternoon coffee and cake are pricey, the experience is pure Budapest. Those looking for something other than sweet will also find a bistro menu with Hungarian-style dishes.
There's a full selection of cakes and sweets, including chocolates available to take away. The eponymous Gerbeaud cake is a moist chocolate and apricot creation that lasts for three to four weeks, but why wait that long?
Vörösmarty tér 7
Budapest, Budapest 1051, Hungary