Despite all my blending efforts in Hungary, there are some little things that suddenly remind me of where I come from originally.
For instance, the common sort of bread you get here is far too fluffy and too white to me. And I’ve never understood what the point is of a “kifli”, which is some kind of salty Austro-Hungarian version of a croissant!
When I was a child I used to bike 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) with my dad 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 perfect stop for lunch as they serve light salads, sandwiches and salty treats. All of which can be served to go or consumed inside (they now have some tables!) or on their small terrace (Spring-Summer). For dessert there are plenty of delicious pastries, and excellent coffee. Obviously there is freshly baked bread of all kinds all day but mind you they quickly fly off the shelves. All good but the croissants are not like in France though!
Oh and bonus, you can get fresh milk and butter right from the owner’s cows!
Worth mentioning as well is the service, very friendly and professional.