The “Palace District” of Budapest, a set of delicious streets between the National Museum and the big Boulevard, is getting more and more shops (like Tasting Table wine shop) and cafes: not always very noticeable but incredibly enjoyable! Last time as I was walking back home, admiring the turn-of-the-century facades around, I saw a colorful showroom and decided to enter.
That’s how I found about Kabinet Galéria, one of my favorite shops in the district now!
Lots of both useful and beautiful craft items are on sale here: colorful cases of all sizes (got a travel vanity case there, just love it!) with embroidered children’s drawing, a lot of bags and backpacks, some jewelry, homemade baskets (to put your keys for instance!), some ceramics, bags made of recycle plastic bottles or used plastic canvas (super resistant), aprons and gloves for when you cook… some postcards, a few paintings but also homemade jams! The “collection” is constantly changing.
The thing is all you’ll find here has been made in collaboration with artists and children and adults coming from underprivileged backgrounds. Several small NGOs sell in the shop, like Igazgyöngy Alapítvány working with children living in great poverty in the East of Hungary, the Down foundation helping people suffering from Down syndrom or another one dealing with psychiatric disorders…
Great place to buy useful and original souvenirs (it’s very cheap for the quality you get and you’re shopping for a good cause). The shopping assistants are also lovely!