You’re stuck in the middle of the semester, already sinking into the heaps of work to do till exams start. Almost every free minute you’re spending at the library or at your desk at home. If not your daily routine changes, how about at least a change of location? Take your books and notebook and relocate exhausting study afternoons to a nicer place! Have a good coffee for a clear brain and spend your regular study breaks watching people or talking. These 5 cafés provide an appropriate atmosphere, delicious coffee and free Wifi! What more can you wish for?
1. Café Meron
Strada Napoca 3 | Open Mon-Sun 8:00AM – 11:00PM
Café Meron offers one of the best coffees in town. Espresso, special coffees, lemonades: you’ll definitely find something you like. Maybe try an oriental tea once? Enjoy some nice pastries or cake with it and relax in the cozy atmosphere chilling in an armchair. If you’re lucky you’ll get hold of the seats right in front of the big windows from where you have a great view on Strada Napoca and Piata Unirii. Generally, Meron is furnished in a modern, somehow retro style. The internet connection is very good, no worries about any inconvenience while working. Please note that you have to order at the bar. After they’ll bring your order to the table.
Bulevardul 21 Decembrie 1989 46 | Open Mon-Fri 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sat 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Koffer is a coffee shop and bookstore at the same time. Seems to be the perfect circumstances for studying, doesn’t it? Enjoy coffee from various origins, a hot chocolate or fresh juices for some extra energy. Prices are decent concerning to the quality you get (6-10 lei for a coffee). The whole café is decorated like a living room which makes you feel home.
3. Sisters Café
Strada Universității 2 | Open Mon-Fri 7:00 AM – 00:00 AM, Sat-Sun 10:00 AM – 00:00 AM
Sisters Café is located downtown, close to the University Babes-Bolyai in a historical building. From the moment you enter the café, you see colorful paintings on the walls making it a vivid place. Sisters has 4 different rooms which keeps noises down a bit and creates a perfect, pleasant working atmosphere. Probably there’s hardly any coffee they don’t have. Recommended are their special coffees like the Crème Brulee Latte. Wifi is free and has a good connection.
4. Yolka Bar
Piata Unirii 21 | Open Mon-Fri 10:00 AM – 02:00 AM, Sat 11:00 AM – 02:00 AM, Sun 11:00 AM – 00:00 AM
If Yolka isn’t a unique place, there’s none. Yolka is some kind of an insider tip as it is located in an apartment on the second floor that you reach only through a backyard. It’s right in Piata Unirii, but without knowing it you would probably never find it because there’s no sign or anything. For certain, you won’t run out of oxygen at Yolka either since the walls are covered with plants. There’s a cat running around from time to time as well as plenty of creative, relaxed people. Watch people hurrying on Piata Unirii while you’re sitting up there, drinking your coffee, studying in a calm, somehow isolated environment.
Bulevardul Eroilor 4 | Open Mon-Fri 07:30 AM – 11:30 PM, Sat 09:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Sun 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Roots’ coffee will give you all the energy you need! Choose from various, special types of coffee. They offer coffee from different origins as well as methods of brewing. For even more energy and some vitamins, they also have fresh juices and lemonades. Roots is a very quiet place with a nice view on the Bulevard. There’s a good internet connection and access to power plugs in the back of the room making it a good place to work.
See you there!