Gelarto Rosa is a little gem of an ice cream parlour that is definitely worth a visit if your path takes you to Budapest.

The city offers an abundance of ice cream places, and even though this is not the best ice cream I have had on my visit (it was good, the competition is fierce!) it is by far the most beautiful cone I have ever been served. Walking out the door with this beauty in my hand I felt a weird sense of ownership pride!!?! And the joy of eating it was only surpassed by the joy of watching the kind staff calm and meticulously build the rose.

The fact that this lovely venue is placed on a corner by the St. Stephen’s Basilica only adds to the experience.