This hub for speciality coffee is great news for both locals and visitors to the city, with new independent roasters popping up regularly. Whether you’re a devout espresso drinker or feel like a cold brew, you’ll find it here.
Get exploring – and get caffeinated – at these seven best coffee shops in Bucharest…
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A roastery and coffee shop where the owner Paul displays and conveys his pure passion for coffee on a daily basis. The sort of place that you come for a simple flat white and leave wanting to preach the coffee gospel to everybody you meet.
This independent coffee shop in central Bucharest serves all day breakfast and specialty coffee and looks absolutely beautiful. Chances are you’ll spot several Instagrammers trying to get the perfect shot – this place is stylish AF. Coffee is the real hightlight: it comes from Madison Coffee Roasters, a Romanian roastery.
Located in the heart of the Creative District, Trofic is a bright and trendy coffee store that has its Synesso espresso machine in pride of place. Artisan coffee comes from nearby Origo (see below) and the baristas are world class.
Plus, they do some of the tastiest and best-value brunch dishes in the city.
This tiny-but-might coffee shop is founded by Alex Raduca and Alex Frosin, two former sailors whose love for speciality coffee came from their travels. They use the famous Caffeination coffee from Antwerp for all their brews and have even won the 2018 Romanian Aeropress Champion award.
Grab a cold brew to cool down in the summer months – it’s superb.
With two locations in the city, Two Minutes is an ideal place for coffee lovers to come and refuel. They get all their beans from Barcelona roasters Right Side Coffee, who work closely with farmers for sustainable coffee sourcing.
They’re always looking for new and exciting coffee creations, so keep an eye on the menu for the latest coffee trends.
Coftale’s retro vibe and beans from local coffee roasters including Origo, Papa Jacques and Guido make it a must-visit coffee shop in Bucharest.
There’s all-things-java that you could ever dream of: espresso, V60, syphon coffee, cold brew or Aeropress. Order the speciality coffee with Baileys and Jagermeister if you need a serious kick.
Opened in 2013, Origio was the first specialty coffee shop on the scene and has gone a huge way in inspiring many newcomers. They roast all their own beans on a Loring Smart Roaster and have some great single-origin espresso blends.
The cafe itself has a lovely terrace with seats outside and it turns into a boutique cocktail bar once darkness falls.