New Chimney Cake Specialty Shop Opens in West End

They heard you, Brisbane! Kurtosh – popular for its chimney cake or kürtőskalács – finally opened its first Queensland location in West Village, West End.

The latest eatery to land on West End, Kurtosh House opened its first store in Randwick, NSW in 2011. Eight locations later (6 in NSW and one in Victoria), owners felt that it was time for Queensland to have its own Kurtosh store. The new West Village joint on Boundary Street opened recently occupying a space opposite fellow newcomer Anita Gelato.  

New Chimney Cake Specialty Shop - 
Kurtosh House West End
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Kürtősh House borrowed its name from a popular Hungarian street snack, Kürtőskalács, which is also known as chimney cake for its cylindrical shape. The famous pastry melds two distinct textures:  caramelised crispy flaky crust and soft inner walls. And you can now experience this made-to-order specialty at Kürtősh.

Kurtosh House in West Village also offers slab cakes and a variety of pastries and loaves. Interestingly, slab cakes are sold by weight, so there is no need to buy the entire slab. You could simply ask the friendly staff to cut you a serving of one or each of the available flavours at a size that is just enough to satisfy your craving.

Cake offerings include flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu, cookies and cream, cinnamon and walnut tea cake, mum’s chocolate cake and red forest cake, but keep an eye on their rotating specials as well.

Not to be missed are their scrumptious cookies and pastries offerings which include vegan peanut butter cookies, salted tahini and choc chip cookies, apple danish, raspberry croissant, cheese pocket and peanut butter and raspberry scroll, to name a few.

The coffee counter, meanwhile, serves up rotating choice blends and Teacraft Teas in English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chai, Peppermint, Chamomile & Gunpowder Green varieties.

Kurtosh House is located at Shop TR-06, 111 Boundary Street, West Village Retail, West End. Operating hours are Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 10 pm.

Kürtősh – West End | Shop TR-06, 111 Boundary Street, West Village Retail, West End QLD 4101, Australia

Kurtosh Brings European-inspired Pastries And Cakes To West End

Did you know that there is a new, European-inspired bakery called Kurtoshat at the West Village in West End?

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If you’re wondering where the name came from, it’s from kürtőskalács, a Hungarian tube-shaped pastry popularly known as chimney cake. 

At Kurtosh, the kürtőskalács are baked to sweet golden perfection and rolled in chopped nuts, chocolate or spices for added texture and flavour. They are a result of owner Ben Haikin’s travels to Europe, with an aim of mastering the 70-year-old recipe. 

Burekas, a popular baked pastry in Sephardic Jewish cuisine and Israeli cuisine, are also served here. They come in a range of flavours — ricotta and feta, potato and mushroom, and sweet potato, rosemary and thyme.

They have chocolate brandy balls and biscotti, which make perfect accompaniment to your favourite cup of coffee or tea whilst babka loaves (sweet braided bread or cake hailing from Eastern Europe) are great as morning and afternoon tea treats. Most of their pastries are made on-site, to guarantee their freshness.

Another interesting find here is their slab cake, which you can buy by weight to satisfy your cake cravings because you can grab them in a variety of choices and serving sizes. 

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Besides a packed cabinet full of baked goods, they feature an impressive drinks menu which includes coffees, teas, chocolates and mochas, and juices. There are plenty of seats inside though there are also outdoor seating where an Instagram wall awaits for the perfect photo stop for your images. 

It marks the brand’s first location in Brisbane, as it already have seven across NSW and Victoria. Two more will open soon, one at Elsternwick in Victoria and another one at South Eveleigh in NSW.

Kurtosh is now open at the Boundary Street precinct at West Village seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.