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Szamos Gourmet Palace - Vaci utca

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££ - £££
District V / Inner City
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Vaci utca 1., Budapest 1052, Hungary
+36 30 570 5973
10:00 - 21:00
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Launceston, Australia
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Found this great coffee and chocolate cafe when visiting the Xmas market and very pleased we did. Loved the coffee with hot whipped milk on the side. We sampled a few of the cakes but thought the trio collection the best. We thought for the elegant surroundings great service the price was not bad at all. Also brought a variety... More 

1 Thank ROBYN B
Thessaloniki, Greece
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Aristocratic interior, friendly staff and many things to choose from. I has the apple pie with cream, which was really tasty! My friend had the coffee-caramel cake and also liked it. I'd say it was expensive, but worth it! Pitty I didn't try their famous marzipan though.

Thank Ermina P
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Old style cafe and restaurant. Tasty soups and very impressive deserts. The place is located centrally. We tried the leek soup and goulas soup and several well presented sweets ! Recommended!

Thank Anastasia G
Albany, New York
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403 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Sit down for a delicious treat in this lovely cafe. Order a coffee or tea and do not skip the dessert. I actually had a delicious fruit tea and a chocolate carmel cake. My hubby licked the plate after devouring the chocolate truffle cake. Yum yum yum.

1 Thank Sheila L
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a place I frequently visit not just for business lunches. Amazing interior, great set-lunch offers and brilliant cakes.

Thank Animini
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Szamos offers a treat to anyone visiting Budapest. The service, the quality of food and the locale are all very good. We had breakfast at Szamos and we were impressed with the attention to detail. Whether you visit for a meal or dessert, it will be worth your while.

Thank Charchoura
Moscow, Russia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A cozy old cafe with perfect desserts and good coffee. Came here to taste the cake of the nation 2016 ‘The Green Gold of the Őrség’. And it was gorgeous! The waiters were nice ans speak good English.

Thank Oxana R
Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The service is top notch and the food is amazing. And considering the prices are similar to the cafes in the tourist areas, but with surrounds, food and service that is a million timers better, this is a must go to place. Needless to say that the cakes are sublime and beautifully crafted.

Thank apj101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I only didn't put five stars as we only tried a couple of cakes and desserts not the plate selections but it was just what I thought I'd find in Budapest. Now it's summer you can sit outside but inside is beautiful and traditional. The cakes and desserts were delicious and well presented so you felt special. Friendly staff and... More 

Thank Kerry V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We took a sweets tour of Budapest,and in spite of all the opera cakes and chimney breads this was our favorite place. if you are going to try anything it has to be Kremes (Budai cream filled pastry). Whipped heaven between two pastries.

Thank Genevieve D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Cafe, European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaci utca 1., Budapest 1052, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 30 570 5973

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Staying in District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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