Unusual and exciting combinations can be found at these colourful sweet counters around Budapest, where rows of beautiful bonbons and irresistible chocolates await lucky owners.
Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra
sweets in this
shop on downtown
Veres Pálné utca showcase
the work of Gyula
confectioner László Balogh, whose
the most varied and longest candy counter in Hungary.
It is lined by various packs
dragées and their own chocolates, with
perhaps the odd Christmas
addition still going
fine sanctuary of French
confectionery in Újlipótváros. Its chocolate master, Kinga Szász,
gained significant experience as
an apprentice in Germany,
among other places.
In addition to a
restaurant, a small chocolate workshop and confectionery have been
set up in this
small area, where macarons, classic French confectionery and
candies are also prepared.
Ghraoui was one of
the most prestigious Syrian merchant families, operating a chocolate shop since
1805. Fleeing the Syrian Civil War, they re-established their chocolate shop in
Hungary. See our article about their story here. The delicacies are made in Csepel and the shop
on grand Andrássy út is spacious and elegant. The technology of preserving the fruit embedded in the chocolate is passed down from generation to generation. Their artisanal
knowledge of the craft has also been acquired through Syria’s French
connections and the sweets are prepared according to a secret family recipe.
Mocsári Liliom Cukrászda
studying chocolate in Switzerland and Brussels, Eleonóra Mocsári
decided to open a gluten-free pâtisserie and artisanal chocolate
shop because of her own
gluten sensitivity. In this
Pálné utca in the city
centre, you can choose from
sweets made from premium Belgian ingredients, which you sweeten with
honey or (upon
Mon Petit Dessert Boutique
rare for a dessert to be so beautiful that worry about ruining it by eating. But at the candy and cake shop, Mon Petit Dessert Boutique on Király utca, you will experience something unique. For winter, they have prepared special Christmas and
seasonal-themed delicacies. The products are made from the finest French
ingredients, so the excellent harmony of tastes is not lost behind the fancy
You can taste clean,
straightforward flavours, fine ingredients in the 100-plus chocolate variations and meet the enthusiastic father-and-daughter
team behind the counter. The entire
assortment consists of more than 200 types, onion-flavoured among them, as well as the more common passion fruit and raspberry.
The place has a pleasant, familiar atmosphere, the ideal setting for the sweets on offer.
Nour Art of Desserts
chef, Eszter Palágyi, also participated in the creation of Nour's special cakes
and delicious desserts. Excellent flavours and exciting textures await with
small, often creamy surprises within. The treats are made according to an original French recipe. The store is just beyond the Budapest city limits, easily reached by buses 40, 88 and 140 from main points in Buda.
company is married couple, Katalin Csiszár and Zsolt Szabad, who,
after starting in completely
different careers, have been making their special chocolates for more
years. The sweets are made from Venezuelan and Malagasy cocoa beans,
to which only a little cocoa butter and organic brown sugar are
added. Special truffles, dragées and candies are made from this
base, among which you
also find special flavours
such as olive-bread and garam-masala.
These chocolate aficionados create special presentation boxes for the season. They make a variety of candies and cake
pops, made exclusively from premium-quality Belgian chocolate and fruit, which
can be found in particular, often personalised, wrapping.
This long-established chocolate manufactory is run by the family it is named after. Entering the small boutique, you are struck by the sweet aromas, and immediately notice the special varieties that work best with a glass of alcohol. Classic flavours also feature. Around the holidays, you can also
choose from special chocolate postcards, hot-chocolate powder and sweet candies
in festive shapes and colours.