Friday, July 27, 2007

Muzeum Café (Budapest)

Our visit to Budapest wouldn't be complete without checking out some local sweets and pastries. Our family friend took us to the Muzeum Café, which is famous for where a lot of the artists and composers used to hang out. Their case was glittering with a variety of desserts, ranging from different kinds of "tortas," or tortes, to cheesecake to other traditional Hungarian sweets. We ordered several different desserts to share, including a espresso torte, a "Charlotte" (a strawberry and cream filled cake), a cheesecake, and a traditional Hungarian dessert that consisted of pieces of cake soaked in rum with a heavy rum-chocolate sauce (cannot remember the name though). The torte and the cheesecake were very good, although very sweet so we washed it down with plenty of coffee. The chocolate-rum dessert had way too much alcohol, but I'm sure a lot of people like it that way! :-)

The café has a really nice atmosphere that is very traditional with a beautiful chandelier in the middle of the room. They also offer patio seating so it is great for people watching. No cute guys when we were at the café but you could certainly sit outside and look for them!