Top Choice Perfume in Belváros

Le Parfum Croisette

Hungary’s only parfumier, Zsolt Zólyomi, creates scents at his atelier-shop, as well as selling cutting-edge, animal-friendly perfumes from around the globe, such as Romano Ricci's Juliette Has a Gun range of cognac…
Top Choice Chocolate in Belváros

Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé

Tiny, low-lit boutique selling delicious and artfully packaged, award-winning bean-to-bar chocolate. The range of handmade chocolates includes such interesting flavours as coffee and balsamic vinegar, and star anise…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Belváros

Bomo Art

This tiny shop just off Váci utca sells some of the finest paper and paper goods in Budapest, including leather-bound notebooks, photo albums and address books.
Fashion & Accessories in Belváros


Hip and very wearable fashion by a collection of up-and-coming Hungarian designers who are sometimes on hand to discuss their work. Interesting items, including handbags, jewellery, graphic-design pieces, furniture …
Fashion & Accessories in Belváros

Balogh Kesztyű Üzlet

If he can have a pair of bespoke shoes from Vass Shoes, why can’t she have a pair of custom-made gloves lined with cashmere? You’ll find them here at the ‘Balogh Gloves Shop’ – and there’s any number of materials to…
Music in Belváros

Rózsavölgyi és Társa

Housed in Béla Latja’s Rózsavölgyi House, a wonderful example of early modernist architecture, this is a great choice for CDs and DVDs of traditional folk and classical music, with a good selection of sheet music, t…
Chocolate in Belváros


‘Death by chocolate’ has arrived in Budapest by way of Gyula, a city in Hungary’s southeast where the delectable handmade bonbons sold here are made and served at the celebrated Százéves Cukrászda (Century Cake Shop…
Food in Belváros


A world of Hungarian cuisine awaits in Hecserli, where helpful staff wax lyrical about the freshly pressed, potted, homemade and home-grown products. Ham, salami, cheese, syrups, tea and fresh bread are available. T…
Hats in Belváros

Valeria Fazekas

Are they hats or is it art? We’ll say both. The limited headgear at this small gem of a boutique, which comes in a wide range of colours and fabrics, is original and stylish. Artist-designer Fazekas also does silk s…
Books in Belváros

Központi Antikvárium

For antique maps and antique and secondhand books in Hungarian, German and English, try the ‘Central Antiquarian’. Established in 1891, it is the largest (and oldest) antique bookshop, not just in Budapest, but in E…