Gerbeaud is an iconic landmark on Vörösmarty tér, and probably the most widely known café in Budapest. Founded in 1858 by Hungarian pastry chef Henrik Kugler on nearby József Nádor tér, today's tourist favourite enjoyed almost immediate success thanks to its unique selection of frothy coffees and distinct sweets. By the time Kugler’s shop moved to its current and more prestigious location, it was already firmly established. Global fame came with the arrival in 1884 of Swiss confectioner Émile Gerbeaud, who joined Kugler for a prosperous collaboration that lasted for decades. Surviving two world wars, the passing of its founding members and multiple changes of ownership, the Gerbeaud managed to preserve its heritage. After a grand makeover in 2010, the place was revived as a contemporary attraction, where tradition and innovation meet within a gilded interior. A spacious terrace fills in the warmer months. Its signature layered sponge cake is served across Hungary.