Szentharomsag utca 7, Budapest, 1014
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Design and architecture, History, Romance, Sightseeing
Expert review of Ruszwurm
Ruszwurm is a survivor - built in the 1820s, it still stands despite sieges on the Castle District during the Independence War in 1849 and the Second World War. It’s a small place - tables are hot property - and the cakes are wonderful.
There are delicious cakes and ice-creams, as well as breakfasts and a few snacky options.
You can’t go wrong with one of the cakes, but if you fancy something different then try one of the round pastries - a speciality of the region. They’re something of a mixture between sweet and savoury, made with butter and potato, and topped with pieces of pork crackling.
The interior is worth a look even if you’re not stopping to eat. The original Biedermeier furnishings include a fabulous cherry wood and mahogany counter. There are a few tables on the street outside.
They get rather rushed off their feet, but the service is fine.
It's in the Castle District, a minute’s walk from Matthias Church.
You can probably find cheaper cakes elsewhere, but the location is worth the few extra forints. You’ll get a plate of half a dozen round pastries for just 200 forints.
More information on Ruszwurm:
- Price guide:
- Café, Coffee shop, Ice-cream parlour
- East European, Ice cream
- Szentharomsag utca 7, Budapest, 1014
- 1 375 5284
- Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
- Opening times:
- Daily 10am-7pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary