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Korosfoi Kurtoskalacs

Budavari Palota 17, Budapest 1118, Hungary
+36 30 213 8384
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  • Average3%
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Fast Food, Central European, Hungarian
Budavari Palota 17, Budapest 1118, Hungary
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love these classic “Transylvanian chimney cakes”. We tried a number of flavors - coconut, vanilla and nut - all came out hot and freshly made. Quick, friendly service. If you’re in Budapest, you have to try these!

Thank Sujata R
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I have bought one on the Gellert's hill next to Citadel. It was fresh made, very hot and very very tasty. The smell was everywhere and the cake was heavenly soft. I really love this street food. You must try once you are in Hungary.....More

Thank Monika G
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Great snack, especially after a hot climb up the hill. Recommend one each if you are hungry. We had vanilla and cinnamon- it’s only possible to have one flavour. We waiting 4minutes to have a fresh one - worth it. Possibly cheaper in the city...More

Thank Maxine B
Reviewed May 19, 2018

I visited Budapest last summer, it's a bit late to review I know XD That day was particularly windy and chill with 13c, strange for summer, but great for me. Anyway, after tried one chimney cake with ice cream selling at Citadell, I was kinda...More

Thank nninkl
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews, I expected to find an excellent product. Equal to others in the city, only more expensive. The owner is very rude. I tried asking for information on the product and I asked for a cinnamon addition, he answered me very badly....More

1  Thank Katia R
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Great authentic homemade chimney cake! All the flavors were great, we tried walnut, chocolate and cinnamon!

1  Thank dominikal924
Reviewed November 21, 2017

This treat is one that you must try when you come to Budapest. We have tried almost every one flavour\topping there is and I would recommend all of them, except maybe chocolate which didn't impress us. Most likely you will get it fresh and still...More

1  Thank Bart09v
Reviewed November 12, 2017

I stumbled upon this place with my friend and instantly fell in love with this treat! Freshly made, it was warm and delicious. After traveling to two other countries and eating more of these after, this was by far the best in all three cities....More

1  Thank katherineweiss
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

very tasty!!! the cue is very quick. a must stop!! we loved it, very recommended!! warm and tasty!! aaaaaaaaaaaaa

1  Thank aharoncg
Reviewed October 15, 2017

When I ask for it, fogot how big it is. Also have to wait 10-15 min. until they make it fresh. It is a feast for 2

2  Thank stevepencz
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $3
Fast Food, Central European, Hungarian
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Budavari Palota 17, Budapest 1118, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda
  • Neighborhood: District I / Buda
  • Phone Number: +36 30 213 8384
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Kurtoskalacs is one of the most popular pastries in Hungary and Transylvania. It is made from sweet, yeast dough (raised dough), of which a strip is spun and then wrapped around a cylindrical baking spit, and rolled in granulated sugar. It is baked until its surface gets a golden-brown color. During the baking process the sugar stuck on kurtoskalacs becomes caramel and forms shiny, crispy crust on the cake. The traditional version is served only with caramelised sugar or walnut, but we provide it also with additonal flavours such as coconut, cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate. It is a must if you visit Hungary/Budapest! :)
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