Last updated on December 1st, 2019 at 02:01 am
TOP 10 Best Places to Enjoy Coffee ☕️ in Bucharest 
The quest to find the best places to enjoy coffee in Bucharest is over and we are now excited to show you the winners.
A big thank you goes to the 1.673 voters! You, lovely people, decided which are the best flavours, services and settings, a difficult choice considering the options: 40 exciting, dedicated and fresh coffee places.
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1. Contego The Coffee Factory (21%, 359 Votes)
Bd Regina Elisabeta, nr 54
07:00 – 23:00
Contego’s coffee is 100% natural and always freshly roasted. We take care to fry at 2-3 days to give you coffee when it reaches its peak of flavour and aroma. And because we are passionate about tasting and experiencing new coffee flavours, we are continually searching for the best beans from Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, India and beyond. Feed your inspiration with a good coffee in the warm and cosy atmosphere of Contego The Coffee Factory.
2. Brewtiful (21%, 353 Votes)
Str Edgar Quinet 9
10:00 – 18:00
Brewtiful is a new way of enjoying coffee — while you’re shopping. It’s an espresso bar that acts like a guest in premium retails. It only serves specialty coffee, to go. The freshly launched business already has 9 bars throughout the country in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Baia-Mare, Timișoara and Constanța and one in Nuremberg, Germany. They aim to help you discover coffee’s best taste, lovingly prepared by the artisan baristas, whose smiles and enthusiasm match the SOLO CUPS colours, part of the Brewtiful identity. Oh, remember that other wonderful, warm drink, popular around the Holidays and winter time? Brewtiful has this specialty hot chocolate with 72% real cocoa which we definitely want to try. Stay tuned for the incoming BTLT review where we’ll discover more about the flavourful, colourful and happy Brewtiful atmosphere.
Trained by one of the top 3 baristas worldwide, Adam Amberboy Kiss, the happy team operates the acclaimed LaMarzocco expresso machines to make your day way better, regardless of how it started.
3. Dose Cafe (13%, 210 Votes)
Calea Dorobanți, nr 56
07:30 – 20:00
At Dose you will always find freshly roasted specialty coffee. For preparation, we use a variety of methods such as Chemex, V60, Aeropress or Frenchpress. We also serve a wide variety of drinks, from fresh juice to infused tea.
4. T-Zero Coffee Shop (12%, 202 Votes)
Str Dianei, nr 1
08:00 – 18:00
Balanced specialty coffee in the heart of the city. Being Brasil, Panama, or the African continent, single origin coffee also needs love and skill when brewed, in order to deliver its full flavour. Our talented baristas are ready to serve you the perfect coffee cup on the go or over a friendly chat.
5. Milu Café (5%, 88 Votes)
Str Baratiei, nr 33
10:00 – 19:00
Milu Cafe is a hip place in the centre of the Bucharest, just across the street from Old Town. Inspired by a mid ’70 feeling, is a place where you can have the best coffee of your life, hang out, read a book, your own or one of ours. The space also hosts small art exhibition opportunities for artists, art students and art lovers.
6. STEAM Coffee Shop (4%, 73 Votes)
Str Visarion, nr 2
07:30 – 19:00
Steam aims to create coffee shops in the smallest spaces in Bucharest to prepare and serve the best specialty coffee. If you are in a hurry grab our famous “Coffee To Go”, freshly roasted and brewed.
7. Coftale (3%, 57 Votes)
Str Profesor Ștefan Mihăileanu, nr 42
program: 09:00 – 23:00
Coftale is proud to be considered one of the fewest coffee shops in Romania to treat coffee as an art. The cafe is also offering various fusion dishes, in the classy atmosphere of an old beautiful villa. It’s a place where the scent of a carefully brewed coffee can be addictive!
8. Garage Cafe (3%, 53 Votes)
Str Barbu Delavrancea, nr 7
program: 07:30 – 18:00
We serve specialty coffee with a focus on South, Central & North America varieties. Freshly roasted & brewed, you can enjoy your coffee to go, or inside our cosy cafe. We also have lemonade and fresh juice on the menu.
9. Origo (3%, 49 Votes)
Str Lipscani, nr 9
program: 07:30 – 01:00
Our innovative brewing methods offer guests a new experience and a fresh show of flavours with every cup of coffee. The smell of freshly roasted coffee is complemented only by the surprising aromas of carefully selected tea and infusions. In the evening, coffee cups turn into cocktail glasses and Origo turns into a cocktail bar with a special menu of concept cocktails and classic drinks.
10. Coffee Ink (2%, 36 Votes)
Sos Mihai Bravu, nr 47-49
program: 07:00 – 19:00
We serve a variety of coffee blends and also fresh juices and smoothies. Because we like healthy foods we also offer a selection of raw vegan crackers and sweets.
Enjoy the flavours! ☕️
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Words by Cristina Popa [random] & the authors
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