The legendary Cafe Gerbeaud is one of the
largest, most traditional, and most famous
cafe-confectioneries in Europe and is proudly
located in the heart of budapest, the capital
of Hungary It is situated at Vörösmarty tér 7
in Budapest,. It is one of the greatest and
most traditional coffeehouses in Europe.
Today still, it shines in Gründerzeit style with
its stucco, the grand chandeliers, the
panelling made of exotic woods and its
furniture. In 2009 Cafe Gerbeaud opened its
second confectionery in Tokyo, Japan. (Ref
Tradition and Innovation
The tradition-rich history of Gerbeaud began in 1858 with Henrik Kugler, the third descendent
of a confectionery dynasty. During his years of travel and as an apprentice, Kugler perfected
his specialized knowledge of his art in eleven European metropolises, including Paris. The
influence of this experience is recognizable to this day.
Kugler opened his first café on what is now József nádor Square. Because of the tastefully
furnished salon, the assortment of Chinese and Russian tea specialities, and „the best ice-
creams in Pest,” it soon became a wellknown meeting place. Learn more....
THE HUNGARIAN COFFEE HOUSE - A MAGYAR CUKRáSZDA
Hungary had Cafe Culture before anywhere else in Europe. This was as a result of having being occupied by the Turks. The suave
Budapest coffee houses are integral to life in the Hungary capital. During the Turkish rule, coffee was first introduced to the Hungarian
society and was known as the 'black Soup'.
To be and act like a real Hungarian, you must make regular visits to a cukrászda as part of your trip.
The cukrászda is generally an establishment that is a combination of: bakery, coffee house, gelato parlor and sweet shop. This institution
is one of the best things to come out of the ruins of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Hungarian Káveház culture. You can sit at a table
with a friend and just have a coffee, buy a latte and a nice bite of cake and linger or just stop in and bring a little parcel home for the
When visiting and dining in any of the famed cafes in Hungary, it is always a good idea to know in advance what sweet delights and
treats to anticipate in a country famous for its cakes and pastries.
Some suggestions for you to consider are:
The Gerbeaud Cake can be found in various forms across the city. Rigó Jancsi is created from squares of rich chocolate cake sandwich of
whipped cream and thick mousse, with the top square frosted with a thin layer of dark chocolate glaze. Black Forest Cake or Fekete
Erdõ Torta - is the German delight - light as air chocolate layers alternating with whipped cream and light chocolate mousse dotted with
sour cherries and of course, shaved curls of dark chocolate top the masterpiece. Some other delights are the famous Italian Tiramisu,
Austrian Sacher and the Russian Oroszkrém Cream Torte which is also something very lucious. The popular Piramis is also something to
behold and enjoy - a slice of a pyramid-shaped multi-layer cake. also popular is Rétes strudel and the delectable chestnut puree
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, has some of the ancient coffee houses of its times, with Ruszwurm being the oldest. Hungary coffee
houses serve a variety of coffee drinks like Cafe Latte, Frappe, Cappuccino, Maraba Coffee, Choco-Latte, Mocha and Expresso. Some of
the popular coffee houses in Hungary Bécsi Kávéház, Augustz Cukrászda, Cafe Gerbeaud, Cafe Astoria and Múvesz.
Note ... all of the above recipes are included in our Helen's Hungarian Heritage Recipes Cookbook.
HUNGARIAN WINE, CAFE
CAPITAL OF HUNGARY, Black
Forest Cake, Helen's
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