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These are the best Hungarian confectioneries in 2021

The Dining Guide has compiled a list of the top 10 confectioneries in the country overall, as well as the top 10 rural ones.

The title of Confectionery of the Year was again awarded to the Mihályi Confectionery in Vác. For the fourth year in a row, the Dining Guide awarded László Mihályi’s dessert salon in Vác, the Mihályi Patisserie, which is also on the list of the best confectioneries in the country and the list of the best rural confectioneries.

The rest of the lists are not rankings, with each place simply in alphabetical order, a local tourism and catering portal writes. 

Top 10 confectioneries according to the Audi-Dining Guide Top100 Restaurant Guide:

  • Mihályi Patisserie

In 2021, the Mihályi Patisserie celebrated its 13th birthday. The founder, László Mihályi, is the creator and pioneer of the French confectionery style in Hungary. The selection of desserts includes perfectly prepared Hungarian classics, the iconic Dobos dessert, the “Csík” Somló, Rákóczi cottage cheese and Eszterházy cake. Mihályi is also known for his annual “Wandering Dessert,” inspired by French and Italian cuisine, and for using top-quality ingredients.

  • Auguszt József Cukrászdája (József Auguszt’s Confectionery)

József Auguszt’s Confectionery was founded by August Elek, who opened his first store in 1870. The name József Auguszt guarantees the observance of traditions and continuous excellent quality. 

  • Bergmann Cukrászdák

These iconic confectioneries in Balatonfüred have been operating since 1992. They evoke the atmosphere of classic bourgeois cafés and dessert salons, with excellent traditional cakes, as well as their own creations. 

  • DesszertNeked Formációk (Dessert For You)

This patisserie began in a basement as a casual French shop on Paulay Ede Street but today is one of the city’s leading new-wave confectioneries. You can mainly find tarts, macaroons and French mono desserts here today.

  • Dolcissima

This patisserie has one of the favorites of almost every Italian region, but southern sweets are still overrepresented.

  • Gerbeaud

Gerbeaud Café is an internationally renowned, legendary restaurant and strives to preserve tradition while also innovating. It works with only the highest quality ingredients and the latest techniques.

  • Harrer Csokoládéműhely és Cukrászda

Karl Harrer was once the youngest confectioner in Austria. He opened his first store in Sopron in 1995, where you can still go and even participate in chocolate tastings today. The confectionery is known for its know-how, experience and high standards.

  • Kollázs Brasserie & Bar Patisserie

Connected to the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace hotel in Budapest, Attila Menyhárt’s expertise, sense of style and precision elevate the desserts at Kollázs to a master level, evoking Hungarian and French classics while also putting current trends on display.

  • Málna The Pastry Shop

Thanks to the dedication, knowledge and creativity of Zoltán Kolonics, the professional manager of Málna The Pastry Shop, it quickly became the dominant confectionery in the country. 

  • Mónisüti

For three years, Mónisüti was listed as a top supplier in the Dining Guide, but today, people can buy their traditional, vegan and even paleo delicacies in their shop.

Top 10 rural confectioneries according to the Audi-Dining Guide Top100 Restaurant Guide:

  • Mihályi Patisserie
  • Apátsági Rege Cukrászda
  • Bergmann Cukrászdák
  • Desszertem
  • Édes Piros Desszertvilág
  • Harrer Csokoládéműhely és Cukrászda
  • Kiss-Virág Cukrászda
  • Mónisüti
  • Sakura Cukrászda és Reggeliző
  • Százéves Cukrászda
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