Budapest, Venice or Vienna. In each of these places there is at least one gem, where history meets cuisine. Please accept our invitation to the patisserie Konditorei Kormúth, which for the preparation took more than 10 years.
You will recognize it easily. Although it is relatively unobtrusive and has an unassuming window and it could easily happen that you miss it in a tangle of other businesses, there is always standing a squad of tourists in front of it. Paradoxically, they know more than we do, that on the Bratislava promenade there is a patisserie worth visiting. To be fair, there is a number of curious coffee lovers also because you have to be walked in directly by the waiter. Unusual in Slovakia, typical in the world. And fully understandable when you learn that the whole patisserie is the artwork itself.
On its walls there are handmade frescoes, painted for several long years. In today’s fast time of shopping centers and consumerism, this seems to be a complete uselessness. However, there are still people who want to leave something behind – not only glass and concrete.
Furniture and actually everything there, it is wearing a little history. Passion for art of the owner was signed in the overall look and feeling of the patisserie. It feels it may happen that you eat at the table of the 18th century and behind you is a showcase from Italian monastery. And a cake created by traditional Pressburg recipes you are taking by the spoon and eating from the saucer from the time of Franz Joseph.
You can enjoy the coffee from the beatiful silver device of Cimbali brand and yet it is served in a thin (but also historically) porcelain, it tastes great. We admit that Konditorei Kormuth is not for everyone. However, if you have foreign guests, take them here.
There are two rooms available in the patisserie, which significantly reduces its capacity, but the owner also considers fee-based sightseeing of the rest. Altogether there are eight rooms. Lounges are divided thematically – one talks about the old crafts of Bratislava and the next about the major monarchs who were crowned here.
Konditorei Kormuth can also be find on Facebook.
Text: Simona Budinská
Photo: Ondrej Bobek