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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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0.4 km from Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
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Reviewed 16 September 2021 via mobile

Worst bruschette at the price of 20 lei - only 4 small slices of toast with some tomatoes, I had to go eat somewhere else after.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

We visited the restaurant 2 times. The service was great, lovely staff and we loved the food, everything we tried was great!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

The had THE best creme brulee cocktail there! OMG I think i had two in a row. It was that amazing. We had a good group of friends and everyone loved it. A fun unique place to have some interesting drinks.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 20 February 2020

First off, we were drawn in by the warm beautiful interior. It is lovely with antique books on the walls and early century feel in general. The design is top notch. We ordered cocktails and the margarita was delicious. I did ask for an Old...Fashioned though (the most basic cocktail that any barman should be able to make) and they told me I had to stick to their limited cocktail selection, which was a bit disappointing. From there my wife and I shared a fondue and, while it was tasty, it was too expensive for what it ended up being. Basically a huge pot of cheese and toast for dipping. Would probably recommend less expensive and substantially less cheese. We wasted half the fondue because it was too much to eat, especially when there was only toast for dipping. One can only have so much bread. All this said, this restaurant is new so I think they're still figuring things out :).More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020

We choose this café by instinct passing through the street and looking for a cozy place for a quick stop. The decoration is excellent, with a reference to a pharmacy. Cozy armchairs and tables, light music, very gentle and quick staff. Clear bathroom. Unsmoked place...indoors. Menu includes coffee, tea, drinks and some plates. Concerning prices, please check the photo below from our order. You can pay cash or card. We had a pleasure break, and we recommend this place for sure.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 December 2019 via mobile

I simply love this place, the atmosphere, the music, you can spend hours there without noticing it. Super!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 December 2019 via mobile

Totally unexpected as we were trailing around recommended restaurants on the tourist map to absolutely no avail. Came into here by chance and were happily surprised. My boyfriend and I just had the most pleasant evening here. The atmosphere was calm and friendly but also...warm and fun, the waitress was very kind and patient with our English - I wish I asked her name. We had some cocktails (fantastic) to start, got hungry and ordered some lovely food. The hummous was out of this world. Pizza looked amazing. We both had pasta which was fantastic. Worth popping in.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2019

We passed this quaint, candlelit place at night and simply had to go inside. It was like stepping into the past, into the Belle Epoque! Reminders of the nineteenth century were everywhere. Good beer, too!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2019

First morning in the city first bad experience. I walked inside sit on a table and the lady without even saying good morning told us that usually that table is for some other clientas ( no one was inside no reservation sign on any table)...I felt like I m bot wanted and left. Came back in the after noon and waited for more than 30 min to receive some menus. My girlfriend walked to the bar and asked why is no one coming but the same lady that was in the morning sent her back saying to wait. After we got the menus we waited for an other 30 min at least till again we had to go to the bar and give our order. Meanwhile in all this time I have to say that no one else came inside it wasn t very crowded they were just rude and without any mark of commonsense. Definitely not recommended the interior is very nice but belive me your sitting there won't be relaxing or pleasant.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 13 November 2019

They recently changed the cafe's profile, they included food in their menu and they have a nice range of italian food. It is a casual dining with tasty food and it has a good and peaceful ambiace, too!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Viva la Vida Bistro-Hostel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4