View from the Window: Coffee in Bucharest
I wonder if Bucharest gives Edinburgh a run for it's money with the number of coffee shops per capita? We would have got to more if we could actually walk to places and do a proper coffee crawl but it was so darn hot!
On the last day, it was just about manageable and we literally tumbled out of one and into the other, all within walking distance of our hotel.
The closest was M60 where we'd had cold coffees on one of the hottest days. We liked it enough to pop back there for eats but the service was horrendously slow just for some eggs, which was a real shame. Highlights were T-Zero with it's one little seating bench and lots of big art hanging from the ceiling. Spring had two branches, one which saved us on a baking morning after yet another tourist hot-spot disappointment. We went to the other branch on the last day, after visiting the amazing Dose, where we actually had enough shade to sit outside. The only other one we could do this at was Artichoke, another on our doorstep that we'd nearly missed!
In a different direction we were delighted with the late opening hours of The Coffee Factory which had one of the huge space compared to Orygyns and most of the other 2-3 seat shops we'd seen so far.
In addition to many of the indies, we came across the Australian chain Gloria Jeans, which never quite made it to the UK, although they are in Ireland. Coffee was in-proportionally pricey in Bucharest, as we often find on travels but local chain Ted's Coffee Co were inexpensive and I loved their branding! And of course, we were delighted to see our Canadian favourite Second Cup.