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“Skip the Starbucks. Get your coffee here.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Szamos Marcipan

Szamos Marcipan
Szepkilatas Cukraszda, Budapest, Hungary
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Ranked #592 of 1,778 Restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Hungarian
Description: Small Cáfe/Restaurant found at the midway point of the Rack railway.
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Description: Small Cáfe/Restaurant found at the midway point of the Rack railway.
Reston VA
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226 reviews 226 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
“Skip the Starbucks. Get your coffee here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The coffeehouse in the Royal Corithia Hotel has an amazing selection of pastries and candies. They also have some light food and traditional coffees. The staff speaks English and were attentive and tolerant of my feeble attempts at Magyar.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Budapest, Hungary
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice place, great cakes, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Instead of taking an afternoon cake&coffee with your spouse and your friends after work in Starbucks, walk few meters further and have a seat in Szamos Cafe & Conditorei in Royal Hotel in the hear of the city. Nice atmosphere, beautiful marzipan decorations (you can see the modell of the Hungarian Parliament building too hand made from marzipan - it took 144 working days to complete! Amaizing!), excellent Szamos cakes and ice-cream. The place is full, old ladies are playing cards, while you can have your conversation with your friends. So everything is available for a nice afternoon program, except the service. You have to raise your hands several times to get recognized, that you would like to give further order....And an advise: don't ask for a big glass of tap water: you will be explained, that the tap water has a terrible taste and quality, while the mineral water is the best choice... and she is right: the water you get in a medium size glass (1.5 - 2 dl) has really a terrible taste; while the tapwater is drinkable and has excellent quality in the entire city of Bp.
The service charge is automatically added to your bill, though the waitress never mention it upon payment, so avoiding double tip, ask it before! It happened both times with us, same afternoon, different waitress, when we returned with another friend to take a glass wine and chatting. We were sitting on the terrace, finally the glass of tap water didn't arrive with the wines, no automatically added service charge was mentioned in advance and before closing they put together the furniture around us giving the hint, please go home!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Exceedingly Good Cakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Ok, so the title is Mr Kipling who is left in the gutter by the cakes here.
It's at the Midway point on the Cog railway, amazing cake and amazing hot chocolate.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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