Timişoara is one of the liveliest Romanian cities and one of the best city break destinations. With plenty of attractions, this cosmopolitan city with a rich and impressive history rates high when it comes to its pubs, bars and cafes. Check out our handpicked selection of the best cafés to visit while on your next trip to Timişoara.
Cafeneaua Verde is a good pick for a stop while visiting the city’s many attractions or for an evening with friends. Relaxed during the day and lively in the evenings, the vibe attracts locals and tourists alike. Its major attraction, the sunny terrace overlooking a lively cobblestone street, is the best spot for sampling one of the café’s over 20 types of coffee. Its Italy-inspired menu includes many Italian specialties, such as plenty of pastas and over 20 types of pizza.
Mokum Cafe is Timisoara’s smallest café and one of its most original. As soon as you step in, Mokum Cafe will welcome you into ‘the brave world of coffee’. Serving an exquisitely curated selection of coffee, their brews come under the names of Sumatra Mandheling, Legend of Yemen and Guatemala Antigua. The coffee aficionados will be happy to hear that here they can enjoy a fresh cup of Kopi Luwak, the world’s rarest coffee. To accompany all, they serve everything from creamy cakes to crunchy croissants.
Opening very, very early in the morning, Café Spinoza is the perfect incentive for those looking for a reason to start off their day at dawn. Catering to early birds above all other categories of patrons, it welcomes them with delicious and healthy breakfast options. That being said, the café is popular for its highly entertaining evenings. After hours, the local dance-loving crowds stop by for a tango evening as the venue transforms into one of the liveliest in town.
La Două Bufniţe is an independent bookstore with a hidden café. Started by two friends, Raluca and Oana, it is one of the newest spaces for book lovers to start exploring new worlds in the city. To answer popular demand, the owners made it possible for their visitors to head to the corner where tables and chairs make up one of the cosiest spaces to read. At the café, you can find products from Delicatese Florescu, a brand that sells handpicked coffee products.
Ambasada is Timișoara’s coolest multipurpose space. A café, cultural hub, exhibition and concert venue and co-working space all rolled into one, it acts like the meeting place for the city’s creatives who dream and draw up here new projects. With a strong focus on sustainability, they’ve picked fair trade and organic tea and coffee and serve plenty of health options. On Saturdays they serve a delicious brunch, with plenty of pies, omelettes, salads and baked goodies.
Garage Café is one of the most well known cafés in the city. Located in Timișoara’s old centre, within walking distance from Victoriei and Libertății Squares, it makes for a great pitstop in between attractions. Famous for its pies and cheesecakes, baked in their own kitchen, it also serves delicious bites for lunch. But their main point of attraction, as expected from the only coffee roasters in the city, is their coffee. Their terrace as well as the inner yard, decorated with a colourful green wall, is an oasis of quiet on even the busiest of days.
As the name suggests, this place will aim to find a place in your heart. With a cozy terrace overlooking Unirii Square, one of the city’s most picturesque, Emotion Cafe is the perfect place to take in the city’s amazing architecture. Its location will provide you with the best view over the colourful Baroque buildings bordering the square. The café offers a great selection of cocktails – do try their gin and tonic served with cucumber and rose petals – as well as great coffee.
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