Utopia Coffee Bar  

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Utopia Coffee Bar is a small place with a friendly atmosphere, on the ground floor of one of Primaverii's villas. Probably the first place using a XLVI espresso machine in Bucharest, they collaborate with Dropshot Coffee Roasters for their coffee drinks. Andrei and Christiana will most probably be behind the bar, offering you one of the smiles you're happy to get when you enter somewhere.

Luka Z.

Bulevardul Primăverii 32, București 014192, Romania

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Emre Baklava  
Sweet stuff

Who doesn't crave for middle-eastern sweets once in a while? I definitely do, and I want to make sure that if you do too, you find the best spot for it. Emre Ba...

Café Verona  
Garden

Let’s face it, Blvd Magheru is a drag. But in typical Bucharest fashion, there sometimes are flowers amidst the concrete, or a quiet oasis just a few steps away...

Coffee Store  
Specialty coffee

Cozy coffee shop on Calea Victoriei, with a large variety of coffees from Gardelli, a world award winning roastery based in Italy. Nice selection of lemonades, ...

La Copac  
Healthy & deliciousMaking things happen

Which place do you recommend when you have somebody asking about where to eat DELICIOUS Romanian cuisine? Personally, I often suggest La Copac and its great sum...

Bistro Raw & Vegan  
CheapHealthy & deliciousSweet stuffVegan

We all have a friend who is reluctant to vegan cuisine, right? Well, Bistro Raw & Vegan might be the perfect spot to make this friend change her/his mind. The m...

Delicii Gelato B  

Here is the B to the A: a second spot for Delicii Gelato, apparently on track to conquer Bucharest going up the alphabet. Soon will there be 26 spots of definit...

Cărturești Verona  
Concept storeDesign & concept-store

Looking for a birthday present? Or a Christmas present? Something pretty and crafted by a local designer? Carturesti Verona is the right place to find a great s...

Restaurant Savart  
Healthy & deliciousMaking things happen

Fine dining restaurant, with a spacious terrace and a wonderful interior in a beautiful house in central Bucharest. The menu is quite special, offering dishes w...

Casa Jurnalistului  
Making things happen

“Why do we have a press but no journalist?”. Through this question, the people from Casa Jurnalistului point the paradoxal situation that Romania is facing now...

Dispozitiv books  
Concept storeMaking things happenSurprise me

We love bookstores, and we also love the ones who open a place bringing added value to the community. Dispozitiv Books is a mix of both. We've met so many (rea...

La Cocosatu  
Quick & GuiltySweet stuff

Hey mici lovers, we found just the place for you fancy eaters. How to best enjoy the Cocosatu experience? Well, pick up your visitors at the airport, drive towa...

CAJU by JOSEPH HADAD  
Good for datesHealthy & delicious

Caju is a brasserie created by famous chef Joseph Hadad with a desire to bring his own childhood culinary memories to the people of Bucharest. Born in Israel fr...

MISS ALE - Espresso Bar  
Craft beerSpecialty coffee

Miss Ale is a super hidden coffee shop even if its address is "Calea Victoriei" with a bunch of super cool cactus, nice tiles on the floor and quite a minimalis...

Guido  
Specialty coffee

Guido is primarily a roastery, making it a right place to enjoy the smell of freshly roasted beans. Mostly serving coffee bags for home baristas, you can still ...

French Revolution Ateneul Român  
Sweet stuff

The historical French Revolution shop, in front of the Romanian Atheneum, is the perfect sweet refuel place for the ones walking in the center of Bucharest. The...

Dizainăr  
Design & concept-store

Born in 2010 out of Mihnea’s wish to increase the visibility of Romanian design locally and internationally, today the shop features over 600 products from 160 ...

CREAMIER  
Specialty coffeeSweet stuff

Coffee and Ice Cream, two italian products combined together, but what if you invest a bit of your time to make the products you sell even tastier than what you...

Romanian Athenaeum  
Good for datesMaking things happen

Before rolling your eyes, you should know that this amazing historical place is considered to be the most beautiful concert venue in Eastern Europe. Here, event...

Misbits Record Shop  
Vinyl Record Store

Paninaro  
Best sandwich in townMicul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffee

As our dear friends from Wikipedia say: "Paninaro (Italian pronunciation: [paniˈnaːro]; feminine: Paninara; plural: Paninari; feminine plural: Paninare) is a te...

soto  
BarsSpecialty coffee

Soto is a coffee bar, and not a coffee shop only. Serving coffee from Sloane, prepared with two Dalla Corte Mina, the place becomes a bar serving a great select...

Masa Casa  
Good for datesHealthy & deliciousSurprise me

Masa Casa looks like a small french "bistro" where you feel like spending an entire evening with friends around a bunch of beers or glasses of wine. You'll not ...

Pure Indie Records  
Making things happenRooftopSpecialty coffeeSurprise meVintage & second handVinyl Record Store

Music enthusiast? Pure Indie Records will be a paradise for you. The small shop located on Strada Stirbei Voda offers a selection of vinyls that can ensure some...

M.A.T Restaurant  
Best sandwich in townSurprise me

Mexican cuisine, using Romanian products only. Nothing was imported from Mexico, besides some of the equipment used to cook amazing dishes. Yes, it helps reduci...

Edo Sushi  

With a very nice garden during summer time, the stylish interior of Edo makes it quite appealing and a good place for eating on weekends, in the heart of Buchar...

Talent de la The Institute  
BarsFancy Cocktails

Talent gives you a chance to enjoy high-end cocktails, crafted by...talented bartenders on Stirbei Voda street, at The Institute HQs. Actually, Talent is a plac...

Burgeria Stirbei by Malacu'  
Quick & GuiltyTasty burgers

To all the runners from the Cismigiu Park: you are finally running for a reason. This reason is the tender juicy burgers from Bugeria Stirbei. The new contestan...

The M60 Space  
BarsCraft beerGardenGround Zero BeerParty

Hot town, summer in the city… So you’re stuck in Bucharest while everyone’s at the beach? Chill out, this is one pop-up you won’t want to close. Between June a...

Curtea Scoalei  
Craft beerGarden

This recently opened summer beer garden is getting more and more popular, but it is still a lovely spot where you can take out your ex and be sure you won't be ...

Galateca Gallery  
Art GalleryDesign & concept-store

Bucharest and more generally Romania, have a strong and very powerful art history and some places such as Galateca Gallery are here to show that the tradition c...

Londohome  
Art GalleryBarsCraft beer

You might have a heard about Londophone close to Cismigiu... Well you've found yourself a Londohome now. A good spot if you're a bit curious about Bucharest's m...

Zen Sushi Sarroglia  
Surprise meVegan

Andrei and Iulian got inspired by Japanese cuisine back in the 2000s. They both decided to get experience in having their own sushi place in two different ways....

Hop Hooligans Taproom Craft Beer Bar  
Craft beer

Hop Hooligans, one of Romania's most notorious craft beer brewery, is now establishing its own chapel for craft beer hooligans. The mausoleum of their famous Cr...

Zona Liberă Butic  
BarsCheapCheap barCraft beerGardenGood for dates

Unlike most places in Bucharest, Zona Liberă has the same intense pulse in the week nights as it has during the weekends. Placed in the back of Cișmigiu, right ...

Enotek  
Wine bar

Trei Betivi Bar  
BarsCinemaCraft beer

Trei Betivi Bar is open until the last customer leaves. More than just a bar, the place has a strong craft beer menu, live music on a regular basis, and Sunday ...

Pane & Pomodoro  
Mama-pizza!

A Neapolitan pizzeria with a view... No, you'll not see any skyline, or any lake from Pane e Pomodoro, but you'll see the whole Mega Image shop on Cobalcescu st...

TechHub Bucharest  
Work spot

Not only Tech Hub is one of the most central co-working space from downtown Bucharest, it is also one of the most indicated for technology professionals. As its...

Fabrica Grivița  
BarsCraft beerGardenSpecialty coffee

Do you remember about "Fabrica de Bere Grivita"? It was one of the biggest breweries in Bucharest during the first half of the 20th century. The "Luther brewery...

Ground Zero Hangout  
BarsCraft beerGround Zero Beer

If you thought that the number 34 of Jean-Louis Calderon street was hosting the tasty restaurant Beautyfood, well... You're right. If you like craft beer though...

Artichoke Social House  
Fancy CocktailsGood for datesMicul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffee

First of all, please note that Artichoke is most probably the favorite café among instagramers in Bucharest. The café is located at the end of an archway, near ...

Beautyfood  
Healthy & delicious

Let's start with a fun fact. You know how us French think we're so good at cooking simple but refined, and oh-so-delicate 'cuisine'. We've got this big baguette...

Ciorbărie Academiei  
CheapHealthy & deliciousVegan

"Ciorba", from the persian word "shorba", became a must-try for every person visiting a Romanian family. Ciorbarie made it even more accessible, offering every ...

SARA Restaurant - Rosetti  
Good for datesMama-pizza!

What a nice feeling to see all these shelves full of Italian mozzarella buffala, parmigiano, prosciutto and other italian products. What an even nicer feeling t...

Pizzeria Maestro  
CheapMama-pizza!

Street food at its best. Pizza Maestro is, in my opinion, the local way of doing italian fast food pizzas, with fresh ingredients and a real neapolitan pizza ov...

BEAT Bar Umanist  
BarsCraft beerGood for dates

In the rather hipsterish Bucharest bar scene, the intimate Beat Bar has a soul of its own. Relocated in 2017 from the Jewish district to an old house on the mor...

VanFruct  
Healthy & deliciousMicul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffee

Van Fruct is a small-and-cute place, located on Campineanu street. The place diversify itself from other actors, as it offers not only specialty coffee, but als...

Cinema Union  
Cinema

With its 130 seats, Cinema Union isn’t the biggest cinema in town, but it is one of the nicest to any self-respecting cinephile. Before known as the Romanian Ci...

L'Atelier-l'art culinaire  
Surprise me

L'Atelier offers one of the finest menu for French cuisine amateurs in Bucharest. The meals are prepared by Samuel Le Torriellec and his team, in a cozy haut de...

Treevi Pizza Al Taglio Universitate  
Mama-pizza!

Coming from Rome, the pizzas by the slice (pizza al taglio in italian) are cut in rectangular slices and sold by weight. Very popular in Italy, they appear more...

14THLANE  
Micul Dejun & Brunch

Boutique du Pain opened 14th Lane, a super-stylish canteen in the new Orhideea office buildings. Great design, different counters to chose your favourite plate ...

Consignatia 7  
Vintage & second hand

Opened in a area going through an active revivification, Consignatia 7 decided to set foot in Strada George Vraca, besieged by a recent invasion of specialty co...

Tartelicious  
Healthy & deliciousSweet stuff

Sweet or salty? It can be a difficult choice in our everyday routine. Tartelicious will definitely not be a helper when you see how great is their selection of ...

Panda Bandit Specialty Coffee  
Specialty coffee

Red neons in the back, a wonderful San Remo Cafe Racer showcased in the middle of one of the most bad-ass coffee shops in town and and few seats available for e...

Burger Van Bistro  
Quick & GuiltyTasty burgers

Why are people still going to McDonald's if they can go to Burger Van? Being french and addicted to tender and under-cooked meat, it took a little bit of time t...

Pickles  
Best sandwich in townHealthy & deliciousMicul Dejun & Brunch

More and more fast-goods are popping in town. Pickles is definitely to put on the list, offering a daily changing shortlist of items on the menu, including hand...

Trofic  
Best sandwich in townHealthy & deliciousMicul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffee

Trofic is the brother-in-food from the Origo team. The place opened in 2017 with the willingness to offer not only one of the best coffee in the city, but also ...

Gedo Restaurant  
CheapSurprise meVegan

Very straight-to-the point, Gedo makes 'simple' taste amazing. If you're into Middle-Eastern and Sudanese food, you'll get great quality for little money. No ne...

RUA Espresso Bar  
Specialty coffee

A little coffee shop, located at the intersection between Strada Traian, Bd Dacia and Calea Mosilor, serving coffee from Dropshot. This area of Bucharest defini...

FROG  
Good for datesHealthy & deliciousMicul Dejun & BrunchSweet stuffVegan

Plant lover? You'll enjoy spending some time at FROG for your lunch break or for some cocktails with friends in the evening. Small and cozy, you'll be surrounde...

Apollo111  
BarsPartyTheatre

Palatul Universul, a name that could have been chosen by the Dacian gods (you know Zalmoxis, Sabazios, Gebeleizis and others). A name they would have given to s...

Talent Garden  
Work spot

Open not so long ago, Talent Garden Bucharest is the baby of Alexandru Aron and Anca Rancea (worth mentioning that she is the President of the Romanian freelanc...

FIX - Botanical Bar  
BarsCraft beerFancy CocktailsGood for datesGround Zero Beer

Why does FIX keep you coming again and again? What kind of black magic do they use in their plant-based cocktails to make you fall in love with yet-another-wo...

Beans&Dots  
Concept storeCraft beerDesign & concept-storeSpecialty coffee

Many beans, some dots, but no doubt. This place is heaven for the people who enjoyed coffee from the beloved The Barn roastery in Berlin. The super friendly tea...

Two Sides Records  
Vinyl Record Store

French Revolution  
Specialty coffeeSweet stuff

Have you been to French Revolution's newest place yet? Many say that French Revolution is the place where the eclairs are actually better than in France. Hardl...

Replace. streetwear, coffee & boombap  
Concept storeCraft beerSpecialty coffee

If you’re nostalgic about the late 80s and the 90s, the brand new Replace location on Armeneasca might be your perfect spot to sneak for some cool garments whil...

Modul Carturesti  
Design & concept-storeGardenMaking things happenSurprise me

Modul is the new-born kid of Carturesti, which opened at the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu. More than a bookshop, Modul is also a cultural h...

Outdoor murals in Ion Mincu University  
Art Gallery

Rick Berkelmans (Hedof) masterpiece in the yard of the Ion Mincu University is one of the things most of people visiting Bucharest don't know about. Some other ...

Control Club  
BarsClubParty

Everyone has a love-hate relationship with Control but let’s admit that, at one point (almost) everyone ends up coming back. Since the communist era the place h...

Hashtag Pub  
Tasty burgers

Alt Shift  
Mama-pizza!Vegan

While some people would refer to it as « the restaurant above club Control », Alt Shift is a bit more than that. Launched in 2015 by the owners of Shift, Alt Sh...

Dianei 4  
Craft beerFancy CocktailsGardenGood for datesMicul Dejun & BrunchTasty burgersWork spot

Vintage is sometimes more of a posture than anything else, but definitely not at Dianei. Nested in an old bourgeois house from the late 19th century, Dianei 4 b...

OPUS TNB  

Surprisingly located on the stairs of the National Theatre, Opus has a nice summer potential. More than that, it's perfect for lazy birds like me who hardly spr...

Terasa Obor  
CheapQuick & Guilty

Terasa Obor is simply the mici lovers ultimate place! Just ask 10 people randomly what is the best place to eat mici in the city, and I am sure that Terasa Obor...

Londophone  
BarsCheap barCraft beer

As they say, what makes Londophone a great place is the people visiting, regular and non regular ones. The place often hosts live music as well as exhibitions a...

Origini  
Organic Shop

Origini is into a funny business for Bucharest. While those kind of shops are everywhere in big cities abroad, they could be counted on the fingers of one hand ...

Artisan Coffee Gear  
Specialty coffee

Known in the local specialty coffee industry for being the distributor of various coffee equipment brands such as the famous La Marzocco espresso machines, the ...

T-Zero Specialty Coffee Shop  
Specialty coffee

T-Zero (tea-zee-roh / tO / To / t-zee raw, well as you wish) is one of the first cafes offering specialty coffee in town, and most certainly the tinest. You bas...

El Torito - Restaurant Mexican & Mancare Mexicana  
Surprise me

We remember seeing articles about Taco Bell to open in Romania, and that made us so sad to see how many people were happy about it, especially as they already h...

Meron Cișmigiu  
Specialty coffee

Another Cluj coffee brand in town, opening its second shop at the intersection Brezoianu-Elizabeta, keeping its touch with a great design, and many refreshing s...

Burger Van Home  
Quick & GuiltyTasty burgers

Burger Van's second location is everything besides a "second Burger Van". The burgers remain tasty, but the menu is completely quite different from the one in V...

Saint Gelato  
Specialty coffeeSweet stuff

The name says it all. Another heaven for gelato lovers, in a beautiful place, located in the former Bucuresti Cinema on Elisabeta boulevard. They also have spec...

Buoni e bravi  
Best sandwich in townMama-pizza!

Buoni e bravi is one of those places that, someday, open at the corner of your street. It might be a small street, a square or an avenue. In our story it is a s...

Ivy Specialty Coffee Shop  
Specialty coffee

Ivy is one of the greatest places to have a coffee if you are in Universitate area. Located on Carol I boulevard, Ivy serves coffee from Origo but also tasty sn...

Saola coffee shop  
Specialty coffeeSweet stuff

Saola is a small coffee shop on Piata Kogalniceanu, serving coffee from Origo in some wonderful cups, with a selection of chocolates from Domori and a large cho...

GRABit  
Best sandwich in townQuick & Guilty

Romanians often struggle to come up with some tasty products that they would definitely call their own. But could one of them be pastrami? Well well well, take ...

Two Bastards Pub  
BarsCraft beer

Two Bastards can be introduced in a couple of words: "The home of Csiki Sor in Bucharest." Wait... What? You haven't heard about Csiki Sor yet? Well, it's THE c...

COFFEE UP  
Specialty coffee

Finally, good coffee for the students! Coffee Up is a small cafe located on Piata Universitate. When I say good coffee, I'm talking Origo coffee prepared with c...

OP Shop  
Vintage & second hand

Dedicated to Bucharest urban fashion, OP Shop is one of those shop where you can find unique articles of clothing while keeping the price pretty affordable. Fro...

Artizan Beer - Bere Artizanală Românească  
Craft beer

Our Ukrainian and Bulgarian neighbors have this concept since many years now, and it is great to see Artizan Beer doing the same job in Romania. You can now bu...

Ironic taproom  
Craft beer

Taproom, taproom, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Yes, all craft beer lovers will come for Ironic taproom. Razvan Matache, one of ...

Treevi  
Mama-pizza!

Coming from Rome, the pizzas by the slice (pizza al taglio in italian) are cut in rectangular slices and sold by weight. Very popular in Italy, they appear more...

Pâine și Vin  
Good for datesMama-pizza!Wine bar

Just when you thought you’d give up bread, this comes up. Pâine si vin, or the promise of a delightfully sinful absolution for any respectable Frenchman. Locate...

Energiea  
Bars

French fries may come first in people's mind when it's about going to eat something at Energia, and if indeed they are delicous, let's bring justice to the pla...

Origo  
Fancy CocktailsSpecialty coffee

This small café is one of the first places to offer specialty coffee in Bucharest. Origo is not only the name of a café, but also one of the most successful roa...

Real Foods Pipera-Plaza  
Healthy & deliciousOrganic Shop

Real Foods is all about real food. Simple, right? All the products you can find will be carefully selected, in order for you to ensure you only get "real produc...

PAPILA  
Best sandwich in townGood for datesHealthy & deliciousSpecialty coffee

Papila Kitchen is a place carefully composed by skilful hands; as careful as if they were selecting the meats on a charcuterie board. Keeping tabs on taste, asp...

LVEV  
Micul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffeeSurprise me

LVEV, for La Vita E Velo, and not for Lviv, the Ukrainian city. LVEV is a shop located in the city center, selling hip bicycle brands such as Brompton, Brooks, ...

Interbelic  
ClubParty

Many people know Interbelic as one of the most important clubs in the center of Bucharest. But before opening its doors to the late-night party animals, Interbe...

Linea / Closer To The Moon  
Fancy CocktailsRooftop

Vegans, step aside. Linea is pretty much for meat lovers. New places get trendy real fast, so back to rule #1: Always Make A Reservation. As you exit the elevat...

Bocca Lupo  
Mama-pizza!Surprise me

Bocca Lupo is the mix of Italian cuisine and great design which makes you feel so well there. You will love the spacious area and decor, the lack of terrible l...

ZISSOU Coffee shop  
Specialty coffee

Zissou took over what used to be "Two Minutes 2". You haven't heard about it yet ? The real question is: "Is this place the smallest cafe in Europe?" We don't h...

Pura Vida Sky  
Rooftop

They say ''be a tourist in your own hometown'' but all I could think about is me lost in translation while starring at Google maps. And that's my biggest fear,...

Suprainfinit Gallery  
Art Gallery

Having previously shown exhibitions in various locations around Bucharest since 2015, in September 2018, Suprainfinit found its permanent home at Mantuleasa St,...

Simbio  
Healthy & deliciousMicul Dejun & BrunchTasty burgersVegan

Trust me, you’ll want to live in this house. From the inviting entrance to the laid-back garden terrace, from the basement brick bar to the open kitchen floor a...

First Coffee  
Specialty coffee

As you might expect from the coffee shop above Bucharest's official SCA barista school, First Coffee serves tremendous coffee. Driven by a passion for sharing g...

La Giuggiolla gelateria  
Sweet stuff

Walking around Armeneasca / Foisorul de Foc during summer is a nice way to enjoy some of Bucharest most quiet and beautiful streets, however, the heat and the l...

Le Bab  
Craft beerFancy CocktailsGood for datesHealthy & delicious

Ok... Le Bab sounds like "Kebab", but this place is definitely not your typical shaorma place. Le Bab is indeed about the Middle East, but in a modern, elegant...

Sertar magic  
Concept storeDesign & concept-storeVintage & second hand

There are those shops you enter knowing exactly what you want to buy. There are those you visit simply with excitement, to look for something delightful. Sert...

Cărturești Carusel  
Concept store

Bookstore? Bar with a view? Or both maybe? Carturesti Carusel is the flagship store of Carturesti in the whole country. Loved by the locals, and fascinating for...

La Maison du Savon de Marseille  
Surprise me

Close your eyes and imagine you enter a gelato shop, you see dozens of delicious flavors and you really need to think prior to choosing what you would like to o...

Bite  
Specialty coffee

'Bite' is much more than a bad word in french, we've heard that it can be used in English as well with a very different meaning, and it makes us feel good now, ...

Jacques Pot  
Party

When your blood pressure gets low and the mood not so high up, it's always a good thing to remind yourself that Bucharest is a living city where many events tak...

Quantic Pub  
BarsCheapCheap barClubCraft beerParty

Who's in for some good live concert and rock music with friends sometimes? We all do, right? Located between Piata Leul and Grozavesti, Quantic hosts live conce...

Grain de Sel  
Surprise meSweet stuff

A modern romanian bakery, with a french twist. The place is not open to the public yet, but they gladly take orders. The Cozonac filled with caramel made with s...

Miss Ale - Central Culture  
Craft beerFancy CocktailsHealthy & deliciousSpecialty coffeeVinyl Record Store

Miss Ale is baaaack ! Not with an espresso bar this time, but with a true cultural place. Yes, there is still an espresso machine, and great coffee from Madis...

Aubergine Restaurant  
Healthy & deliciousVegan

Aubergine is a perfect example of the type of restaurant we all would like to see more in Centrul Vechi. You know, that restaurant where no one stands outside t...

Coftale  
GardenMicul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffeeSweet stuff

Coftale is one of the oldest places offering specialty coffee in the city, if not the oldest. The cafe is located in an old house with traditional romanian chem...

Waterloo  
BarsSurprise me

As a French, I am not supposed to truly enjoy a place called Waterloo, because it is one of former French Emperor Napoleon's biggest defeat at a battle... But, ...

La petite bouffe Cotroceni  
Craft beerHealthy & deliciousMicul Dejun & BrunchSweet stuff

Fresh french pastries and bread, a selection of amazing refreshing drinks, blend from Origo, some delicious salads for the food lovers enjoying a nice walk in C...

EFdeN  
Design & concept-storeSurprise me

At Zece La Rece, we don't promote only food and drinks places which we like, we also mention places adding a lot of added-value to this city and to this country...

MadPiano  
Vinyl Record Store

Manasia Hub  
BarsCraft beerMaking things happenParty

Let me tell you at at least three reasons why Manasia Hub is so special. First: Manasia used to be a Police station. Seems though that the Ministry of Internal...

Anika Fried Chicken  
Surprise meTasty burgers

Anika is the result of Romania's best chefs aiming to provide high quality food while dealing in the best possible way with the various restrictions imposed due...

Ciorbărie Centrul Vechi  
CheapHealthy & deliciousVegan

"Ciorba", from the persian word "shorba", became a must-try for every person visiting a Romanian family. Ciorbarie made it even more accessible, offering every ...

New York Coffees  
Best sandwich in townSpecialty coffeeSweet stuff

A small place at the entrance of the old town, offering specialty coffee from Origo, a large selection of sandwiches, cakes and other sweets, as well as many re...

Jazz Book Bistro  
BarsCheap barMaking things happen

A true Jazz bar in the middle of Cotroceni. Open since 2012, JazzBook hosts jazz concerts every week, promoting both romanian and foreign talents passing by. Ja...

20 Grams Coffee Roasters  
Specialty coffee

Despite the huge expansion in Bucharest's specialty coffee scene, certain parts of town still lack their own coffee shop. Enter 20 Grams in November 2019, provi...

The Urbanist  
Craft beerSpecialty coffee

A concept store in the old town, who thought it would be possible? The Urbanist makes it real and will offer you great cocktails, craft beer, as well as special...

ANAGRAM BREWERY  
Craft beer

Have you ever been to California ? Well, Anagram brewery allows you to discover a glimpse of what California is all about, while staying in Bucharest. As it i...

Pergola Cotroceni  
BarsBest sandwich in townHealthy & deliciousMicul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffeeSurprise meTasty burgers

Pergola can be considered as one of Cotroceni's new social hubs. Ideal for breakfast lovers, but also for the ones desiring to have dinner or cocktails in the e...

EMOZIA Coffee Manifesto  
Specialty coffee

Located few steps away from Unirii, Emozia will come to you as a refuge in a small cobblestone alley, where coffee enthusiasts will find great coffee, as well a...

Taqueria El Torito - Mancare Mexicana Bucuresti  
Surprise me

The smell, the taste, the lights, and the atmosphere of Mexico in one place, in less than 10 minutes away from the old town. This is what Taqueria El Torito is ...

Restaurant Edessa  
Surprise me

The best of turkish cuisine located in the heart of Colentina, since 2007. It is pretty difficult to suggest you a specific dish you should not miss during your...

National Museum of Contemporary Art  
Art GalleryRooftop

When in 2004 the National Museum of Contemporary Art have moved to the House of the People, the modernity, the iconoclasm and the diversity entered big time in...

NOMONYM Coffee Roastery  
Specialty coffee

Look at these happy faces. Some of Bucharest greatest coffee people out there, opening a coffee shop and roastery near Piata Iancului. Quiet street, wonderful i...

Social 1  
Micul Dejun & BrunchTasty burgersVegan

While the Unirii Boulevard was said to become a pedestrian area someday, you don't yet find so many places to brunch, lunch or dine. Social 1 comes as good firs...

Modelier  
Tasty burgers

RePlace  
Micul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffee

Our old friend Gabriel Carutasu took over the former tea house "Joie de Vivre" to open "RePlace" in Cotroceni. Probably the most spacious coffee shop in town, y...

Ceainaria Infinitea  
Garden

I still don't know when is the best season to go to Ceainaria Infinitea? When Bucharest is under the snow, the tea place is probably one of the greatest spots w...

Club Guesthouse  
ClubParty

While few unsensitive people could see Bucharest as a mess, I definitely prefer to talk about the city as a patchwork. You’ve probably heard about the city tour...

Chaya TeaHouse  

Statia ROMBEER Pantelimon  
Craft beer

Statia Rombeer brings draught craft beer to your home! All you have to do is to ask for the quantity of beer from the draught you want and they fill it in 1L b...

MABO Specialty Coffee Shop & Roastery  
Specialty coffee

You've probably heard several times that Bucharest is a coffee city, right? Well, MABO is a perfect example illustrating that it's true. The roastery opened in ...

DropShot Coffee Roasters  
Specialty coffee

DropShot is a recently opened roastery and coffee-to-go place, located in a hidden yard belonging to the former Apaca textile factory. The right place for all t...

F64  
Concept store

The motto of F64 is "Devoted to Your Passion", and for photographers and videographers, this couldn't be more true. One of Romania's biggest and most important ...

Teahouse 5  
GardenMaking things happen

Teahouse 5 is one of the places you would enjoy spending your sunny days, having a great selection of tea and other fresh drinks that you can enjoy in a wonderf...

DRIP Coffee Shop  
Specialty coffee

DRIP Coffee Shop is the one of the newest specialty cafe in town. It is the first cafe to open near Carol Park, good news for all those who were wondering where...

Taj  
Healthy & deliciousSurprise me

"Hey, do you know if there is a good Indian place in Bucharest?" I am sure we all got this question asked by a friend at some point. While it is true that most...

AM. Specialty Coffee  
CinemaCraft beerSpecialty coffeeWork spot

Great place open by the two frenchmen, who also own Vine 21, a co-living space located next door. Coffee from Madison, craft beer from One Beer Later, Anagram ...

Fabrica  
Party

You too will be a rocker, my son. Just around the corner from Parcul Carol, Fabrica is one of the last alternative strongholds resisting the gentrification of B...

GREEK suvlaki  
Best sandwich in town

Greece is probably Romanians favourite holiday destination. We all know the taste of grilled meat with local spices under the sun, and cicadas singing all night...

Sushi Garden  
Healthy & deliciousSurprise me

Finding decent sushi in Bucharest is actually becoming an easy task these days. Finding the right spot to chill out on a date while practising your chopstick sk...

Ivan Pescar & Scrumbia Bar (Kingfisher Ivan & Shad Bar)  
Healthy & deliciousSurprise me

I often hear about people telling that it is impossible to eat great fish in Bucharest. But I also often get asked if there is a place where one can eat delicio...

Boiler Milk and Coffee  

Boiler rebirth looks like a true success. First of all, it is nice to see a coffee shop opening in an area where specialty coffee was missing. Second, it is nic...

The Ark  

Right next to the Uranus gardens, built in 1898, the Goods' stock-exchange was used as the Customs' warehouse starting from 1945. But in 1990 one of the only su...

Human Coffee  
Specialty coffeeSurprise me

A neighborhood coffee shop, located between Timpuri Noi and Cantemir boulevard, serving coffee from Dropshot coffee roasters. One thing is sure, we like to see ...

Baristro  
Best sandwich in townMicul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffee

A beautiful and spacious coffee shop, with a minimalist design, excellent coffee from Fjord, and a delicious brunch/lunch menu (I personally recommend the mushr...

Sardin  
Surprise me

From its minimal blue/yellow logo and name, I was expecting Sardin to be a fish restaurant with a Swedish touch. How wrong was I. This is (okay, challenge me) p...

Grain Trip Bakery  
Best sandwich in townHealthy & deliciousMicul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffeeSweet stuff

It is such a good feeling to enter in a bakery and see specialty coffee on the menu, as well as fresh craft lemonades and juices. It shows the desire from the o...

Nasul Roșu  
Organic Shop

Nasul Rosu (the red nose) is all about creating a direct relationship between the farm and the consumer. Indeed, Nasul Rosu is a shop, but it is, first of all, ...

Dristor Budapesta  
CheapSurprise me

What about the kebab experience to be something else than a 4am after-party-food type of experience? Dristor Budapesta is quite a unique place, offering some of...

Trofic Timpuri Noi  
Best sandwich in townHealthy & deliciousMicul Dejun & BrunchSpecialty coffee

Timpuri Noi is on the way to become one of Bucharest most interesting areas to get food and drinks, partially thanks to its large number of young residents and ...

Expirat  
ClubParty

One of the most famous places to go out in town, that we particularly like for its industrial architecture, its temporary exhibitions, the variety of music play...

Statia ROMBEER Muncii  
Craft beer

Statia Rombeer brings draught craft beer to your home! All you have to do is to ask for the quantity of beer from the draught you want and they fill it in 1L b...

TETO Tineretului  
Specialty coffee

Three founders, from three different backgrounds, who created TETO as a way to bring you a healthy balance with freshly roasted coffee from Olivo, a great roast...

Băcănia János Bácsi  
Craft beerSurprise me

Bacania Janos Bacsi is a "bacania secuiasca", meaning from the Szekelys, the Hungarian ethnic group living in Harghita, Covasna and Mures regions. Most of the...

Tacos Factory  
Best sandwich in townCheapQuick & Guilty

I am happy to see that one of my favorite guilty pleasures from my students years in France made it to Romania. The "French" tacos! The french tacos has nothi...

Ristorante Da Giulio  
Mama-pizza!Surprise me

Ristorante DaGiulio is probably the Trattoria offering the best pasta in the whole city. Don't expect anything fancy, the place looks very simple, meaning that ...

Nod makerspace  
Making things happenWork spot

Established in a former cotton factory, shared with places like Gastrobar Deschis and TOT, Nod makerspace is not your usual co-working space. While many entrepr...

Demetra Organic Bakery  
Healthy & deliciousOrganic ShopSweet stuff

A hidden gem. Located in Drumul Taberei, on the back of the famous Hanul Drumetului restaurant, Demetra Organic Bakery is a little bakery and shop offering you ...

Gastrobar Deschis  
Rooftop

If you’re looking to escape the cluttered Centrul Vechi and get some perspective, head south to Timpuri Noi, a neighbourhood that’s poised to become one of the ...

Make a Point  
Art GalleryMaking things happen

An outdoor art gallery, where pieces of art are exhibited only if you are somewhere in the sky. No need to take the plane or an helicopter tho, all you need is ...

Sloane Coffee Roastery  
Craft beerSpecialty coffee

South-Side ! We usually believe that most of Bucharest nice places are located in the centre or in the north. Sloane is what will make you look at the south di...

Ciorbarie Drumul Taberei  

"Ciorba", from the persian word "shorba", became a must-try for every person visiting a Romanian family. Ciorbarie made it even more accessible, offering every ...

La Saveur  
Healthy & deliciousSweet stuff

Having a french name doesn't mean that La Saveur is a french bakery, even if I have to admit that their croissants are quite fabulous. The interior also reminde...

Bacania ROD  
Healthy & deliciousOrganic Shop

Let's start with an hypothesis: everything that can be heard, tasted or seen, is always better when done with passion and expertise. If this affirmation is vali...

Statia Rombeer Vitan  
Craft beer

Statia Rombeer brings draught craft beer to your home! All you have to do is to ask for the quantity of beer from the draught you want and they fill it in 1L b...

Casa Berarilor Artizani  
Craft beer

Draught craft beer to your home! Ask for the quantity of beer from the draught you want and they fill it in PET bottles. This is really a great way to get qual...

Casa Berarilor Artizani  

Draught craft beer to your home! Ask for the quantity of beer from the draught you want and they fill it in PET bottles. This is really a great way to get qual...

Artizan Beer - Bere Artizanală Românească  
Craft beer

Our Ukrainian and Bulgarian neighbors have this concept since many years now, and it is great to see Artizan Beer doing the same job in Romania. You can now bu...

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