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“Delicious cakes for reasonable price”

Szamos Gourmet Haz - Vaci utca
Ranked #18 of 186 Dessert in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: Hungarian, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
Reviewed January 9, 2014

It was a surprise for us to find this cafe in the old seat of the Hungarian Stock Exchange. Szamos marzipan is one of my favorite sweets, so I had high expectations about the cakes.
The atmosphere and the decoration of the place is great, reminded me of a fancy salon from the beginning of the 20th century.
The prices seemed to be reasonable and were a big relief after Gerbeaud. The only nuisance was the 15% service fee, which came to us as sort of a surprise as the cakes already have two price tags: one for take away and a higher one for local consumption.
The look and the richness of the taste and the texture of the food was perfect! We had a hot chocolate and a slice of "turogomboc" cake. The composition of the cake was creative and unique whilst the chocolate was high quality and was served in a nice way.
The place also had a chocolate manufacture part where you could watch (and possibly learn via a course) how to make chocolate or bonbon.
All in all, we recommend the place!

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Beautiful cafe with very good variety on cakes.
The cakes are delicious but the pieces are somewhat small.
The service was good. A member of the staff approached us while we were standing at the entrance and looking at the menus. They did not rush us to sit and were polite and helpful afterwards.
All in all a very pleasant experience.

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2  Thank Chalisse
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

I been so excited to go there because reviews been so great,but it end up to be just nice place with nice cakes.We tried 4(plum,cream,apple and 1 more)I had much better before,they been just OK for us.May be expectations been too high,and everyone have different taste.We liked Alexandra book store cafe better,for coffee,atmosphere and cakes.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Coffee was very nice but cakes tasted quite artificial (especially the chocolate). Nice experience though due to grand surroundings. We were not lucky enough to find great cakes in Budapest!.

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1  Thank CRMSR
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Fantastic surroundings and wonderful service. The cakes and coffee were to die for. Very attentive and helpful staff. Would visit this place on every trip to Budapest.

2  Thank Trevor K
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