Coffeehouses & Ice Cream Parlors

Sándor Árvay and his son Kálmán created a patisserie, which became famous by the end of the 19th century because of the quality of their goods. It was nicknamed the Gerbeaud of Szeged. The Virágh brothers bought it in 1922 continuing the quality reputation and renaming it Virág Cukrászda, located on Klauzál tér. The menu has expanded to include meals with main courses ranging from 1,190 Ft to 2,440 Ft. Pastries cost from 310 Ft to 510 Ft. It is open daily from 8am to 10pm. This square has more than its share of pastry shops with the Kis Virág (Little Flower) directly across the square, where pastry prices are slightly cheaper ranging from 250 Ft to 510 Ft. Their specialty is rakott rétes (layered strudel), which is the divine local version of the traditional Jewish pastry flodni. Kis Virág is open daily from 8am to 8pm. There are other shops on or near the square vying for attention with cukrászdas almost outnumbering full restaurants.

Z. Nagy Cukrászda on Dugonics tér, just off Karász utca (the pedestrian-only street) is yet another rivaling pastry shop. When the summer heat is beating down, head for the line of people waiting to be served at the most popular ice-cream shop, Palánk at Oskola utca 1 on the corner of Viktor Hugo. They are open daily from 10am to 9pm.

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