Situated on Vörösmarty tér is the legendary Café Gerbeaud. Founded in 1858 by Kugler Henrik and named after Emile Gerbeaud, the Swiss pastry chef who bought it in 1884, the café has been an iconic landmark in Budapest for over 150 years.
While Gerbeaud’s heyday has long passed since the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the café still attracts thousands of visitors each year for its opulent interior and exquisite cakes and pastries. In 1997, Gerbeaud was renovated and restored to its original splendor.
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My love for cookbooks and delicious food started at the age of 9. Whenever I came home from school my little brother and I would wait for Mom to make dinner for us. Until the dinner was ready, I was turning the pages back and forth and was staring at photographs of amazingly looking dishes in Mom’s cookbooks to kill my appetite somehow. I couldn’t have known then, that I would be collecting cookbooks after reaching adulthood and would still be, just like in my childhood, staring at awesome photos of delicious dishes. The only difference is that I do the cooking now. I love traveling, going to the organic market and browsing foodblogs. My food and travelblog is Zizi’s Adventures. I also can be found on Twitter and on Facebook.