Run as a family business since 1957, Nándori Cukrászda enchanted me from the very beginning when I moved in to Budapest. It reminds me of Viennese patisseries not only because of the small Klimt reproductions hanging on the walls but also because of the perfection and style.
What I like most is that Nándori Cukrászda offers lots of typical Hungarian cakes. I've tried Eszterházy torta (Hungarian layered walnut cake) and dobostorta (Hungarian five-layer sponge cake with chocolate buttercream and some caramel on top) in top Budapest patisseries but nowhere it tasted so good as in Nándori. During the summer you can indulge yourself in their home-made ice-cream; in the autumn I recommend all the chestnut specialties such as gesztenyepüré (chestnut puree that looks like spaghetti served with whipped cream), gesztenye golyó (chestnut ball), gesztenye szív (chestnut leaf), gesztenye alagút (chestnut roll), and gesztenye kocka (chestnut cube).
They also offer a large variety of marzipan desserts and figures and have a large selection of sweets for diabetics as well.
One caveat: Nándori is mostly a takeout place and there is only one small table if you want to eat inside. Their excellent cakes and coffee compensate for it though. If you're in Budapest, don't miss this place. :)
Monday - Saturday 7:30 - 18:00
Ráday u. 53, Budapest