Sweet & Coffeehouse Walk

This special tour, led by a food-specialized guide, will give you a great introduction to the Hungarian sweets and the legendary Budapest coffeehouses through several neighborhoods in central Pest.


  2 to 8 people

  3 hours

Highlights of This Tour

During the tour, you’ll learn about the major role coffeehouses played in the Hungarian literary and artistic life in 20th century Budapest. You’ll also visit coffeehouses and cafés from different eras, which will also give you a great chance to explore the city’s beautiful architecture.

This tour will be equally about sweets and desserts, so you’ll get to taste plenty of Hungarian specialties, including pancakes and strudel, Jewish-Hungarian sweets, marzipan creations, honey cakes, artisan chocolates as well as some unique sweet wines. Besides the classic favorites, you’ll also get an introduction to the more innovative sweets by talented local chefs.

The Menu

A glass of Tokaji aszú (Hungary’s world-famous sweet wine), and lots of coffee (including a syphon coffee) are included on the tour.

On this tour, you’ll sample a chimney cake (kürtöskalács), dobos torta, pogácsa (savoury scones), at least 4 other desserts (which vary according to season and availability). The tour includes visits to four to five different places.

Why I Recommend This Tour

Spending time at coffeehouses, cafés and coffee shops and tasting delicious cakes are absolutely must-do activities while visiting Budapest (and it’s also one of my favorite things to do in the city!). However, there are way too many places to explore, so I definitely recommend that you sign up for this tour to make the most of your coffee and sweet experiences.

Hajnalka Módis
Founder of Budapest Local


Daily from 3:30pm to 6:30pm

  Private Tours

This tour is also available as a private tour, which can be customized.

  Your Guide

This tour is led by a food-specialized guide.

  Food & Drinks

A great variety of cakes, coffee or other hot beverages are included on this tour.

  Additional Information

A list of the places visited on the tour (plus many more for you to check out on your own) will be emailed to you.

This experience is part of our recommended tours and activities and it is offered by one of our partner companies.

BEST part of our Budapest trip! 

“Some things are fun to do, some are educational, some are just exciting new experiences in a new place and others are made amazing because of the people who guide you. Our Taste of Hungary Tour was 100% amazing because of our guide, Eszter…not sure how to spell her name. She was fantastic, spoke perfect English, gave us all the insight into Hungarian culture we could want and our tour ended up being just my daughter and I.”

bonviaggio2015, San Francisco, California

Best Tour of Our Holiday

“This was the most informative tour we have ever been on, our guide Andrea was full of knowledge about coffees, cakes and the history of Budapest, and we learnt a lot about the city’s culture on this tour. When we turned up we ended up being the only couple there which was an added bonus, and Andrea then catered the trip to what we preferred. We went to a few different cafes and bakeries trying loads of native cakes, and we actually ended up going back to nearly all the places she took us over the next few days.”

Sophie H

We enjoyed the tour immensely

“Andrea met us at a pre-arranged location and we, along with one other family, started our tour with a little Hungarian sweet wine. We then walked to a coffee house where we tried 2 types of coffee and our first cake of the day. Honestly, not sure if there were 5 or 6 stops. I do know that Andrea was a font of information about what we were eating as well as the city of Budapest. We enjoyed the tour immensely and would definitely recommend this tour if you are visiting Budapest.”


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