47 places where you can find the Un-hidden Bucharest map

47 places where you can find the Un-hidden Bucharest map

47 places where you can find the Un-hidden Bucharest map

[citește în RO partea I și II]


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.

Monday: 14:00-23:00
Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00-23:00
Friday – Saturday: 12:00-00:00
Sunday: 12:00-23:00

Address: Polonă 40, near the intersection with Dacia Blvd. and Mihai Eminescu St.



2. APOLLO111

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.




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
Friday: 10:00-18:00
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00-17:00

Address: George Vraca 7




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
Friday: 9:00-00:00
Saturday: 10:00-00:00

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
Sunday: 15:00-21:00

5 Gen. Eremia Grigorescu St. (Grădina Icoanei)
Monday – Friday: 11:00-22:00
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00-21:30



10. BITE

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
Sunday: 12:00-23:00

Address: Mătăsari 53




Micro-roastery of arabica coffee, with free delivery in Bucharest, so you can enjoy grand coffees every day.



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)




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.




Graffiti Shop for all the creative ideas you want to give life in the urban environment.

Monday – Friday: 12:00-20:00
Saturday: 12:00-18:00

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
Saturday: 12:00-17:00

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




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




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
Sunday: 10:00-1:00

Address: Calea Griviței 55




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



28. M60

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
Sunday: 18:00-00:15

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



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
Sunday: 12:00-2:00

Address: Stelea Spătarul 13




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
Saturday: 10:00-16:00

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.


Coffee hours
Monday – Friday: 07:30-20:00
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00-20:00

Bar hours
Monday – Wednesday: 20:00-1:00
Thursday – Saturday: 20:00-02:00
Sunday: 20:00-1:00

Address: Lipscani 9




Every week at Orygyns you find new varieties of speciality coffee from the top European roasteries.

Schedule & Address:

Jules Michelet 12
Monday – Friday: 8:00-19:00
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00-19:00

Aviației 2
Monday – Friday: 7:30-17:00
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00-15:00




Papila is where you indulge yourself with healthy and delicious food for breakfast and lunch, prepared with local ingredients, in a space that provides a familiar and warm feeling for those who price their quality of life.

Schedule: Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00-22:00

Address: Sfinților 6




POINT is an independent cultural hub whose programme explores performing artistic creations of interdisciplinary type, participatory and emergent art, educational and research initiatives of issues of general interest.
The mission of POINT is to develop an artistic field compatible to all the arts that have the force to gradually change the world around us: theatre, dance, film, music, performative installations, visual arts, cultural conferences, artistic residences.
POINT is the host of the remarkable mural made by Sweet Damage Crew, which has become a landmark of the area.

Wednesday: 18:00 – 23:00
Thursday – Sunday: 11:00-23:00

Address: Eremia Grigorescu 10




Located near Victoriei Square, RE: Modelier awaits you with breakfast, lunch with the option to create your own burger or salad, plus delicious #modelier burgers.

Monday – Thursday: 12:00-00:00
Friday: 12:00-2:00
Saturday: 10:00-2:00
Sunday: 10:00-00:00

Address: Gina Patrichi 3




Here is where the day starts with a tasty coffee, and where breakfast has no fixed schedule, lunch is delicious and evenings are relaxed. At Simbio you feel like at a dear friend’s home. The kitchen is open, you can see how your favourite dishes are cooked, the garden is a refuge away from the hustle of the city, and in the bar you can easily lose the notion of time.

Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 10:00-00:00

Address: Negustori 26




Steam is a coffee shop that changes the routine of coffee lovers, bringing speciality coffee as close as possible.

Schedule & Address:

Uruguay 22
Monday – Friday: 7:30-19:00
Saturday – Sunday 8:00-18:00

Visarion 2 (Dacia 19 Blvd.)
Monday – Friday: 7:30-18:00
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30-18:00




Suento is a beautiful story that has become a reality, an urban meeting place celebrating friendship, passion and joy.
Suento is characterised by simplicity, flavour and extraordinary experience. Refined dishes combine with original mixes based on seasonal ingredients. All ingredients are carefully chosen and prepared in house as much as possible. Wine, artisanal beer and cocktails for all tastes are available on the menu.

Schedule: Monday – Sunday: 10:00-1:00

Address: Toamnei 101





A young and ambitious team brings to the Romanian market top quality products for smokers at reasonable prices.

Monday – Friday: 8:00-22:00
Saturday: 10:00-20:00

Address: Calea Moșilor 257



The Institute


The Institute has been promoting creative industries in the country, initiated and organised events for the past 19 years, and has built a community that brings together entrepreneurs, professionals and the public of the creative industries in Romania.
Through its projects, The Institute contributes to building a strong infrastructure for the development of creative entrepreneurship in the country, increases and diversifies the audience of workshops, designers, small businesses, agencies and manufacturers, promotes entrepreneurs and creative professionals at national and international level.
The Institute projects include: RDW, Internetics, DIPLOMA, Cartierul Creativ.

Address: Știrbei Vodă 104-106




A spectacular place, fusion cuisine and world-class cocktails are the three ingredients for a stunning view over Bucharest.

Monday – Thursday: 12:00-00:00
Friday, Saturday: 12:00-1:00
Sunday: 12:00-00:00

Address: Sevastopol 24, 7th floor




Urban Collectors is an interactive graffiti & street art platform which aims at: facilitating an open dialogue area between street art and the community; creating opportunities for street artists and increasing their visibility; organising workshops, festivals with and about street art, book production, periodical publications, audio-video documentaries and research on the street art & graffiti movement.
Urban Collectors is also a library and a private gallery of urban art. The library is intended for the general public and offers free access to over 100 publications in the fields of: street art & graffiti, graphics, illustration, community art, urban art, participatory art, volumes of international artists socially involved, volumes of the theory of social/participatory/feminist art, magazines, articles, newspapers, e-books.

Address: 11 Iunie 35




VanFruct is a coffee shop concept that borrows from the free spirit and passion of a hippie van. A Volkswagen Type 2a ‘ 71 transformed into a mobile bar with a fixed location on Câmpineanu 21. The menu reflects the preference for healthy habits, includes speciality coffee, homemade waffles, bio hot chocolate, smoothies and fresh juices. All the products served are seasonal.

Tuesday – Friday: 9:00-17:30
Saturday – Sunday: 10:30-17:30

Address: Ion Câmpineanu 21




46. VIVO

At Vivo, you eat the tastiest burger, with fresh and top quality ingredients. For each burger, at least 10 people work every minute using 90% ingredients prepared on the day of serving.

Schedule & Address:

Calea Floreasca 60
Monday – Sunday: 12:00-23:00

4A Timișoara Blvd.
Monday – Sunday: 12:00-23:00




Voilà Bistrot is where Romanian seasonal products receive a French twist, an urban and playful space with gourmet delights.

Tuesday – Friday: 18:00-23:30
Saturday: 12:00-23:00
Sunday: 12:00-21:30

Address: Gen. Constantin Budișteanu 18



The new edition of the map, printed in 1.000 copies, can be ordered from the online store.

The digital version of the Un-hidden Bucharest map contains 65 street art interventions and can be accessed for free here:

The alternative cultural route promotes urban exploration, accesses collective memory and reveals, layer by layer, the multi-cultural and diverse local history, increasing feelings of belonging and affection for the city.

The Un-hidden Bucharest map and CAPITOL #03 booklet will be presented at the central exhibition of Romanian Design Week – Multidisciplinary and Graphic Design categories – from May 17th to 26th, 2019, in the BCR building from the University Square, Bucharest. Details here.

Also, during the Creative Quarter Design Festival, the first major festival of the Creative Quarter, there will be two Un-hidden Bucharest street art tours, on May 18th (5-7 pm) and May 25th (5-7 pm), with the starting point on 13 Constantin Mille St., in the Creative Quarter. Sing up details here.


Un-hidden Bucharest logo

Un-hidden Bucharest is an urban regeneration programme conceived as a series of artistic interventions designed for the public space, co-created with the community, aiming at humanizing Bucharest and promoting its understanding and exploration through art.

The Un-hidden Bucharest street art project is organized by Save or Cancel, through feeder.ro and is co-funded by AFCN. The program does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the program or the way the program results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

Organizer: The Save or Cancel team, composed of Cristina Popa (random) – social designer, editor, and cultural manager, and Andrei Racovițan (ubic) – architect, editor, and artistic manager, together with the audience, artists, collaborators și partners.
Project partners: CNDB, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Zeppelin, IQads, Igloo, România Pozitivă, IQool

About Save or Cancel
Since 2008, Save or Cancel is a medium of communication and propagation of the arts and culture, promoting and facilitating their role in contemporary society.
The self-initiated multidisciplinary programs of Save or Cancel aim to identify sustainable and adaptable opportunities for (re) valorization of the existence through architectural, cultural and editorial projects.

Visit the project’s page Un-hidden Bucharest to find out more about past, current and future activities.

List by: Emilia Cazan

Photos: Acuarela, Arome, Beautyfood, feeder.ro / Bernschutz&Co, Bite, Mihai Berbec / feeder.ro / Prăjitoria Buimac, Buoni e Bravi, feeder.ro / Burger Van Bistro, feeder.ro / Café Verona, Contego, Corner Shop, Dianei 4, Mihai Georgiadi / feeder.ro / Dizainăr, feeder.ro / Expirat, J’ai bistrot, feeder.ro / Lente Lupu, feeder.ro / M60, Mahala, Manasia Hub, Papila, feeder.ro / POINT, RE:Modelier, Cătălin Georgescu / Simbio, Tabacioc, Dragoș Borcănea / The Institute, Upstairs Rooftop, Urban Collectors, VanFruct, Vivo, Voilà, Apollo111 & feeder.ro & Adi Bulboacă, Artichoke Coffee Shop, Atelier Pinion & Radu Tuță, Bandit Specialty Coffee, Beans & Dots & Cătălin Georgescu, Casa M60 & feeder.ro, CNDB & feeder.ro/ Alex Iacob & Counterbody de Simona Deaconescu & Alina Ușurelu, Creamier, Fellow One, French Revolution, Grădina Floreasca & feeder.ro & Concert Photography, Macaz & Nicu Lazur, Milu Café, Origo, Orygyns, STEAM Coffee Shop, Suento.

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