Despite all my blending efforts in Hungary, there are some little things that suddenly remind me of where I come from originally (i.e France).
For instance, the common sort of bread you get in Budapest is far too fluffy and too white to me. And I’ve never understood what the point is of a “kifli”, which is some (far related) salty Austro-Hungarian cousin of a croissant!
When I was a child I used to bike with my dad to the market on SUNDAY near Paris (which in Budapest is only possible at a couple of places like Szimpla’s market (check the Szimpla Sunday market article) and we would get all the food we needed for the 2 hour-long-family lunch, including crusty bread!
I’m thrilled I can almost do that now at Butter Brothers next to the Central Market. Well, not on Sunday!
This sweet bakery is (also) a nice stop for quick lunch bites (daily soup and usually some sandwiches). For dessert there are plenty of delicious pastries, excellent coffee, yogurt. Obviously there is freshly baked bread of all kinds all day but mind you they quickly fly off the shelves. And the croissants are almost like in France (fyi, the taste is very similar but the texture isn’t!).
Oh and bonus, you can get fresh milk from the owner’s cows!
Worth mentioning as well that the service is very friendly and professional.