Below you can find a few recommendations about where to enjoy a good specialty coffee, where to have brunch and nice areas to take a walk. In addition, you will find info about travel connections from the airport.

Take a walk in Bucharest

We suggest three areas for a nice walk that will give you the opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful landmarks in the city, nice parks, coffee shops and restaurants.

(Please note that for a relaxing experience, we recommend you to avoid the Old City Centre, where it can get quite crowded and you may experience overpriced services).

1. Calea Victoriei - a popular avenue in the heart of the city, with interesting and famous buildings (The Royal Palace, Romanian Atheneum, Kretzulescu Church, Central University Library etc.), museums, beautiful passages and coffee shops.

2. Kiseleff Boulevard - along which you will witness a mix of architectural styles and find historical buildings (Doina House, Nicolae Titulescu House etc.) and some adjacent small parks where you can take a breath of fresh air.

3. Armenian Neighbourhood - for those who want to visit a less “touristy” area but still be close to the city centre. Here you can immerse yourself into the local vibe and understand more about the mix of cultures in Romania. In this area you can visit the Melik House currently hosting the Theodor Pallady National Museum (Spătarului Street 22), one of the oldest buildings in Bucharest, ideal for those who want to become more familiar with traditional Romanian architecture.

Don’t forget that you can participate in a free tour of Cotroceni District on Sunday, 3PM, before dancing in the street with The Morning Call Jazz Band. The meet-up point will be disclosed during the festival.

Enjoy specialty coffee

These coffee shops are tested by our team almost daily, since all of us are in love with specialty coffee. We hope you will give them a try!

C22 Cafeteria - 📌 Ion Câmpineanu 22
You will benefit from a small discount with your UPROOTED bracelet. Make sure you try the refreshing cold brew, with a slice of lemon, to get enough energy or dancing. They also have sweet and savory treats!

Dose Cafe - 📌 Calea Dorobanti 56
One of coffee shops where we enter almost daily for a healthy caffeine dose. They also have sandwiches and sweet treats!

M60 - 📌 D. I. Mendeleev 2
Situated near Amzei Square, a vibrant are in town, this coffee shop is one of hte most appreciated in our city. You can drink your elixir on the sidewalk while socializing with the locals.

Beans and Dots - 📌 Ion Brezoianu 23-25
Next to Cișmigiu Park, the oldest public garden in Bucharest, you will find a cultural hub, with one of the nicest coffee places. You may want to have your drink on the spot or enjoy it on a  bench in the park.

Drip - 📌 11 Iunie 35
If you choose this coffee shop, you’ll have the chance to take a walk on nice small streets in the city centre and eventually visit Carol I Park. Their drinks are absolutely delicious!

Eateries to fuel up

Papila - 📌 Sfintilor 6
It’s the living room where you can enjoy a menu inspired by various cuisines of the world. Their team prepares a delicious breakfast, fine soups and assemble local ingredients into gourmet grilled sandwiches or homemade mashed potatoes. You will benefit from a small discount with your UPROOTED bracelet.

Verv Kitchen - 📌 Italiana 26
Vegan, gluten-free, 0-added sugar eatery with anti-inflammatory & organic ingredients. If you’re still not convinced, check their photos and you will definitely want to taste their healthy food. You will benefit from discounts on beverages with your UPROOTED bracelet.

Frog - 📌 Vasile Lascar 24B
As you step in, you feel that you entered a magical place, where your culinary desires will be fulfilled. And you will definitely have the chance to socialize with the locals. You will enjoy a free glass of punch or lemonade with your UPROOTED bracelet.

Pickles - 📌 Vasile Lascar 21
If you go to Pickles, a unique concept in Bucharest, you have to be prepared for some consistent, delicious food. You can bring back home with you some of their exquisite sauces and preserves. 

Crocant - 📌 Nicolae Iorga 35
An ideal eatery for brunch and coffee. Food is cooked with local ingredients and it tastes as good as it looks!

Travel connections from the airport

Most of the participants coming from abroad will probably travel by plane and land on Henri Coandă International Airport. There are several ways to get from the airport to the city:

  • By bus - The 783 Express line runs day and night. At night, the bus leaves every 40 minutes. Airport Stops - In front of the Arrivals Terminal and Departures Terminal.
    Price - 3 RON for a metropolitan trip of 90 minutes. 
    Payment methods - contactless credit card, STB card, text message „C” (valid for 90 minutes) or „AB” (valid for 24 hours) at 7458, metropolitan cards, Tourist Travel Cards.
  • By train - Trains run 24 hours a day, every 40 minutes. It provides a fast connection to the Bucharest North Railway Station. The duration of the trip is approx. 20 minutes.
    Price - 5 RON.
    The ticket can be purchased online, directly from the train (in cash or with the bank card, from the train staff, or by contactless payment ), from the ticket office or from the ticket machines.
  • Ridesharing - Ride with Bolt or Uber, at variable prices. Check your app to find the pick-up spot, usually on the 1st floor.
  • By taxi - You can request a taxi from the touch screen terminals. Taxis without prior request will be available on the ground floor, in front of the Arrivals terminal. 
    Fares between 1.89 lei/km and 3.5 lei/km.