The New York Cafe in Budapest is one cafe extravaganza located on the ground floor of Boscolo Hotel. It is an epitome of opulence where dining is truly fit for a king. The cafe’s menu has a short description about the cafe, terming itself “The Most Beautiful Cafe in the World” – which would be hard to dispute.
New York Cafe first opened its doors in 1894 with its spectacular and palatial interior, chandeliers and frescos on the ceilings. The tables are contemporary glass table tops with images of red petals, matched with red-velvet-cushioned chairs.
New York Cafe’s menu is just as elegant as the cafe itself in sleek leather.
The Somloi Sponge Cake I ordered is to die for (HUF 2150, about 6.80 Euros). The dessert is made up of an ensemble of layered sponge cakes, with a different flavor at every layer. It must have been a laborious duty assembling the dessert into the jar.
The bottom layer is chocolate sponge cake soaked in cherry liquor, followed by alternating layers of custard and moist vanilla sponge cake (soaked in coffee perhaps?), stacking on top o each other. Walnut buts, candied orange peel and raisins are hiding in the layers, tantalizing you with surprise, making each bite a different flavor and texture.
The dark gooey sauce is a warm, bittersweet chocolate sauce which I savored separately from the cake because the cake itself has a bountiful of texture so that’s kind of like eating two desserts which is a bonus for me!
The hot chocolate (HUF 1700, about 5.5 Euros) is all fancy with the long spoon, silver tray, dainty biscuits and generous cream topping, but it’s quite mild and I am sorry to say, Milo tastes better.
If you love cafe-hopping, the New York Cafe should definitely be on the top of your list, but perhaps skip the hot chocolate.
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New York Cafe Official Website
Address : Boscolo Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 9-11, 1073 Budapest
Getting there : Take the M2 Metro Line (Red Line) to Blaha Lujza subway station.