Often referred to as the best spot for ice cream in Budapest, Gelarto Rosa is situated next to St Stephen’s Basilica. Niki studied the ice cream making process in Italy, with a vision of bringing “natural and high-quality ice cream back to Budapest”. Taste, texture and presentation all stand in the centre of Gelarto Rosa’s work. “We only use fresh ingredients, and we always pay attention to the creamy texture of our ice creams,” she explains. “Of course, the biggest hit is the rose shape we create out of our ice creams. They’re a piece of art, and super photogenic”. The store is uniquely decorated in the style of a 1950s “Grandmother’s kitchen in Tuscany”, so it’s worth a visit even if only to check out the décor. From traditional flavours like vanilla and chocolate to more usual ones like lavender white chocolate, basil lemon, and wasabi hazelnut, Gelarto Rosa offers an unparalleled range of ice creams.