Last updated on December 1st, 2019 at 01:21 am
47 places where you can find the Un-hidden Bucharest map
Perhaps you have already encountered in your walks through the city some of the interventions by artists who have turned Bucharest into their playground or, while visiting the capital, used their creativity to stimulate our imagination and make our urban days more beautiful. You may have read our interviews with them, seen them at work or met them at our workshops.
You now have the chance to (re)discover their pieces in your favourite spot in the city. The Un-hidden Bucharest II map gathers their creations and is available to inspire and reconnect you to the city vibe in 47 must-visit places.
UPDATE: The first edition of the Un-hidden Street Art in Romania book is here to help you discover independent art in public spaces.
So when you go shopping, while enjoying your tea or morning coffee ☕, a brunch with friends 🥐, a delicious dessert 🍰 or a cocktail 🍹, a dance 💃 or theatre performance 🎭, we invite you to see the city from a new perspective, through the 56 drawings that enrich the public space.
Curious by now? Take a stroll through Bucharest’s lovely places 👇 and get to know the unique visions and positive atmosphere that street art brings to the city.
Acuarela is a bistro for the artists’ community in Bucharest, a social hub, a jazz promoter, a warm host of theatre shows and performances.
Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00-23:00
Friday – Saturday: 12:00-00:00
Address: Polonă 40, near the intersection with Dacia Blvd. and Mihai Eminescu St.
Apollo111 is a project dedicated to art, but especially to artists, which will change in every season together with its artistic director. Also, it promises to speak to a public who cares about theatre. About art. About our universe.
Apollo111 is a theatre, an event hall, a bar – a modular concept in which a variety of multi-level themes is explored.
Schedule: Tuesday – Sunday: 17:00-1:00
Address: Palatul Universul, Actor Ion Brezoianu 23-25
AROME is an urban café open in the heart of the city, where you can enjoy hot drinks, as well as a variety of fresh juices and smoothies. You mustn’t miss the soup of the day, tasty sandwiches or homemade cakes.
Schedule: Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00-22:00
Address: Luigi Cazzavillan 25
Located in the centre of Bucharest, Artichoke is an independent café where breakfast is available all day, and you can choose to savour speciality London coffee, organic tea from Transylvania, homemade juices and tasty cakes. A place where creativity is fueled by social interactions, designed to inspire you and ideal for a business meeting or get-together with friends, as well as for visual arts enthusiasts who can enjoy the photo exhibitions hosted here.
Schedule: Thursday – Sunday: 9:30-18:00
Address: Calea Victoriei 45
Discover an independent bike & coffee shop – with original equipment and recipes, and suppliers chosen by Atelier Pinion. From theBarn in Berlin, the single origin coffee shows its taste in the form of espresso or other espresso-based beverages: latte, flat-white, macchiato or cappuccino, plus alternative methods of preparing coffee – cold brew or Aeropress.
Also, since cyclists are active from morning to evening, the menu includes a selection of local craft beers ranging from bitter and highly aromatic tastes to various kinds of Pale Ales, unfiltered and unpasteurized.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 10:00-22:00
Address: 23 Dacia Blvd.
6. BANDIT SPECIALTY COFFEE
Born at the initiative of a visionary duo – Cosmin Mihailov and Kami Chirazi – Bandit Specialty Coffee is where you find some of the most badass coffees from the top roasteries in Europe.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00-17:00
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00-17:00
Address: George Vraca 7
7. BEANS & DOTS
Coffee Shop & Concept Store, Beans & Dots is about what we drink, what we eat, what we wear and what we use.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 8:00-20:00
Address: Palatul Universul, Actor Ion Brezoianu 23-25, building B, mezzanine
Beautyfood is the story of an accomplished dream – Elena’s dream of having a bistro. It’s a place where you eat well, everything’s cooked nicely, with passion and care. Good mood is on the menu, with breakfast available all day, and some must-try desserts. Beauty lies in energy: the team, the menu, the music, everything.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00-23:00
Address: Jean Louis Calderon 34, at the crossroads with Jean Luis Calderon and Batiștei
Perceived as an international brand, Bernschutz & Co is a 100% local initiative, launched from the desire to offer Bucharest and beyond the experience of the best tea at an affordable price, in an atmosphere where decoration, style, quality, know-how, flavours and attention to the customer invite you to become part of the story.
Schedule & Address:
University, Ion Nistor 6
Monday – Saturday: 11:00-21:00
5 Gen. Eremia Grigorescu St. (Grădina Icoanei)
Monday – Friday: 11:00-22:00
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00-21:30
In a stylish house in the heart of Bucharest, reimagined so that the entire Northern imaginary can fit into it, Bite is the first sip of coffee when you haven’t woken up properly and the first fork of your favourite dish. A place where you love to come back with your friends or by yourself when you need peace of mind for a freelance project or a meeting.
Monday – Thursday: 12:00-23:00
Friday – Saturday: 12:00-00:00
Address: Mătăsari 53
Micro-roastery of arabica coffee, with free delivery in Bucharest, so you can enjoy grand coffees every day.
12. BUONI E BRAVI
Tasty and varied pizza to enjoy whenever you’re hungry, from morning until evening.
Schedule: Monday – Friday: 8:00-20:00
Address: 3 Rosetti Square
A small and stylish place, Burger Van Bistro contributed to the development of George Vraca Street. The menu has diversified from Burger Van, focusing on the American steakhouse, with ribs, sandwiches, pulled pork and kimchi. All products are fresh and cooked with passion in front of the customers.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 12:00-22:00
Address: George Vraca 4 (vis-a-vis there’s a sitting place where Que Nais drew)
14. CAFÉ VERONA
Book launches, conferences, exhibitions, concerts and various events that enrich Bucharest’s cultural life are held at Café Verona.
Opened in 2009, a year after expanding the Cărturești bookstore, the Verona Garden is within walking distance of the same street. This green refuge in the city centre is the host of many events, the most famous being Street Delivery. During summer, it’s the perfect place to cool off with lemonade or a tasty beer, and in the cold season, you can take part in gastronomic fairs, enjoying a cup of tea or mulled wine. The menu is diverse, always offering options for vegetarians.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 10:00-22:00
Address: Painter Arthur Verona 13-15 @ Cărturești
15. CASA M60
Casa M60 is a cosy restaurant, bar and café with lunch, brunch and dinner menu, international and gluten-free dishes, speciality coffees and craft drinks. The emphasis is on local products and fresh ingredients, and the sandwiches are a must-try!
It is designed for families, couples, freelancers, tasty food lovers, private event organisers. Pets are always welcome.
Monday – Friday: 12:00-00:00
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00-00:00
Address: Domnița Ruxandra 7
16. CNDB [Mărășești]
Established in an authentic way for the support of the independent sector, in the absence of an institutional precedent dedicated to contemporary dance, The National Centre for Dance in Bucharest is the only public institution in Eastern Europe and assumes the mission to develop the choreographic culture in Romania and abroad.
CNDB encourages research, experiment and innovation in the field of contemporary art practices and theories, and contributes to the creation of a favourable environment for dialogue, reflection and debate.
CNDB is the place where movement, dreams, experiments, research, vulnerability, dialogue, theory, bold ideas, friends and freedom connect.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 10:00-22:00
Address: 80-82 Mărășești Blvd.
It all started out of passion for coffee. The Contego coffee is 100% natural, always freshly roasted and handmade.
Monday – Friday: 7:45-23:00
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00-23:00
Address: 54 Regina Elisabeta Blvd.
18. CORNER SHOP
Graffiti Shop for all the creative ideas you want to give life in the urban environment.
Monday – Friday: 12:00-20:00
Address: Intrarea Sibioara 1
Creamier is the meeting point between speciality coffee and artisan ice cream.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 – 22:00
Address: Benjamin Franklin 5
20. DIANEI 4
A house with a long history and a 19th-century foundation that brings into contemporary music, dance, coffee and good wine, artisanal beer and healthy food.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 10:00-00:00
Address: Dianei 4
Dizainăr.ro is the Romanian design platform that gathers under the same umbrella the best in product design. Dizainăr offers a wide range of design products and services, thus becoming a hub, a connection between the creator, the manufacturer and the end user.
The Dizainăr concept store opened its doors in December 2012, and since then, Dizainăr has consistently promoted Romanian design, both in the country and abroad. The complete portfolio of the store comprises more than 600 creations by Romanian designers, from furniture, lighting fixtures, clocks or graphics, to personal accessories, decorations, toys or glass and ceramics items.
Here you can find Livi Po’s mural painted in September 2018 within the Un-hidden Bucharest project.
Tuesday – Friday: 14:00-19:00
Address: Puțul cu Plopi 17
Expirat exists in the Romanian urban landscape since 2002.
Bar, club, concert hall, terrace and alternative expression space, Expirat is the place that keeps you in contact with the underground. Through various musical selections, through the proposed live performances, through design, audience, attitude. Expirat delivers alternative culture with a positive vibe, and the recipe remains the same as before: music, atmosphere, people.
Schedule: Wednesday – Monday: 18:00-5:00
Address: Constantin Istrati 1
23. FELLOW ONE
If you walk through the city centre, we recommend a visit to Fellow One for a tasty coffee.
Monday – Friday: 8:00-18:30
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00-18:30
Address: Calea Victoriei 143
24. FRENCH REVOLUTION [Romanian Atheneum]
French Revolution is a confectionery specialising in authentic French recipes, and has proposed to revolutionise one of the world’s most delicious desserts, the eclair.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 10:00-21:00
Address: Constantin Esarcu 1
From jazz concerts, movie evenings and other events to a varied menu with burgers prepared after traditional American recipes complemented by the finest ingredients in the world’s cuisine, and a swimming pool to cool off on warm days, Garden Floreasca is where you need to be for a unique experience.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 10:00-00:00
Address: Mircea Eliade 16
26. J’AI BISTROT
Creative Bistrot – a relaxed environment where people meet to communicate with each other.
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00-1:00
Thursday – Saturday: 10:00-3:00
Address: Calea Griviței 55
27. LENTE LUPU
Lente Lupu is the youngest member of the Lente family and, at the same time, the most creative and unconventional. It’s where the architecture of a historic house in central Bucharest meets urban art. It can be your “playground” with friends at a board game or where you can enjoy a well-deserved relaxation in a colourful atmosphere without rude waiters or boring menus. Children, pets, bicycles and open people are welcome.
Lente is the host of the series “Pictăm pe pereți” [We paint on walls] and two Un-hidden Bucharest interventions by Pisica Pătrată and Sorina Vazelina & Primitiv Print.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 11:30-00:00
Address: Dionisie Lupu 78
At M60 you can enjoy speciality coffee, it’s the perfect destination for those looking for authentic taste and a host for tasty food lovers. M60 combines simplicity, quality and essential details in a Scandinavian-inspired environment, located in the heart of the city. It is also a welcoming space to work and socialise, designed for creatives, full-time journeys and urban inhabitants.
Monday – Friday: 8:00-22:00
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00-22:00
Address: Mendeleev 2
MACAZ – THEATRE BAR COOP. was launched at the initiative of a collective of artists and activists who collaborated in previous projects such as the Political Theatre Platform, CLACA and the Political Art Gazette. It aims to develop and promote artistic and political projects and actions – theatrical performances, workshops, debates and public presentations, film screenings, book and magazine launches.
The MACAZ Theatre aims to develop and promote an employed political theatre repertoire – providing an ongoing framework for projects that critically analyse the contemporary socio-political dynamics and re-tell the local history from liberating perspectives.
Monday – Thursday: 18:00-00:15
Friday – Saturday: 18:00-5:00
Address: Moșilor 106
One of the best known and skilled chefs in Romania, Petru Sorin Cucu, managed to leave his unique mark in his restaurant. For him, gastronomy is a way of life, and his passion for cooking has no boundaries. The cosy design provides a relaxing and intimate atmosphere, while the reinvented tastes of Romanian cuisine ensure your return.
Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 11:00-1:00
Address: Calea Rahovei 147- 153
31. MANASIA HUB
A former police station in the centre of the capital, Manasia Hub is a multicultural hub comprising a bar and a kitchen with local and international specialities, as well as a peaceful garden. It’s a pleasant working environment with WiFi, printer access and positive vibes. They host cultural events – exhibitions, film screenings, architectural and design activities, live DJ acts, debates and more. Besides, you can play ping pong and fussball.
Monday – Thursday: 12:00-2:00
Friday, Saturday: 12:00-5:00
Address: Stelea Spătarul 13
32. MILU CAFÉ
Milu Café is a nice place in Bucharest, which offers a wide range of speciality coffee, hot chocolate, teas and biscuits in the atmosphere of the 70-80s.
Monday – Friday: 9:00-19:00
Address: Bărăției 33
33. ORIGO [Lipscani]
At Origo, attention focuses on a single dream: the development of speciality coffee in Romania, exploring its potential in taste, following its entire journey: from the farm, to the roastery and in the cup.
Monday – Friday: 07:30-20:00
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00-20:00
Monday – Wednesday: 20:00-1:00
Thursday – Saturday: 20:00-02:00
Address: Lipscani 9