Almost Too Pretty To Eat


The sign entices us in


The entrance is rather unassuming…


…but the ice-cream is not!

Budapest: The icecream quest continues and we find Icecream Roses

This is a winning combo: sweet cold icecream on a hot day, delivered in a beautiful form that also tastes great.

We found this place by chance, as we were wandering back to the subway after visiting St Stevens Basilica. The name is Gelarto Rosa, on Svent Istvan ter 3, a narrow street very close to St Stevens Basilica.

This unassuming little shop delivers a big treat: icecream sculpted into gorgeous rose shapes, with three layers of petals. They also sell yummy macarons, but that doesn’t appear to be the main attraction.


Edible works of art


Almost gone!

The icecream comes in pretty colors and a wide variety of flavors, and you choose your combo, mixing as you wish. Some of the flavor varieties are the standard, like strawberry and chocolate, but there are other more unusual ones too, like basil and lemon, elderflower, lavender, salty caramel.

The staff are very friendly, and smile as they carefully craft your rose—


A group of kids outside were enjoying their cones too

what fun.

The verdict from Nath and Sonya: 100% yummy, one of the best icecreams so far, and by far the most beautiful.


The macarons look delicious too



About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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