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Grand Cafe Van Gogh

Smardan no.9 | next to the National Bank of Romania, Bucharest 030071, Romania
+40311076371
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Ranked #75 of 903 Restaurants in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Dessert, Healthy, Bar, Café
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the middle of the old city centre of Bucharest, on a recently renovated street opposite to the National Bank, Grand Café van Gogh opened its doors on October 1st. Grand Cafe Van Gogh is a slightly intellectual, cozy relaxed, cosmopolitan neighborhood cafe for those who like original music, fast & friendly service and pleasant company in the classy environment of a renovated 1920’s building.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Nice typical street cafe. Not really local and very small selection of local beer. Food menu is very minimal. Good place for a quick coffee.

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London UK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This well-located cafe is just outside the Hotel Rembrandt (guests receive a 10% discount). We had a good snack lunch - fresh salads and tasty toasted sandwiches. The staff were charming and efficient but my five stars are given for the coffee - the best I tasted in 10 days in Romania - worth going out of your way for... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Its a nice place but it takes ages before you get your beer.... So long that I can order two at the time, even when alone.... Its really a shame, if I would be the owner I would spice up my staff and stream my processes, would be good for turnover. The food is average bar food.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

best tasting coffee in Bucharest. Food is reasonably priced and salads and toasted sandwiches were good too.

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Kfar Saba
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Illy coffee is good as always, not more than that. The place is clean and nice, prices are high as most of the very centered places.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The staff here are really friendly and the food arrives soon after your order. I liked it, but it was literally the only place I ate at so there may be better options in the area.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The atmosphere is nice, but in terms of food this place is disappointing. When my wife asked for onion on her burger she was told they don't have onions in their kitchen. Huh?! The wait staff was nice but I did have to ask for the manager in order for them to honor an offer they had very clearly printed... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Cool atmosphere, interesting menu, friendly staff, very good hot chocolate! Situated in the old town, different from all cafe i seen so far. Very nice!

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had an aloe vera ice tea and some cocktails. Lovely atmosphere. There was even a piano recital in open air about 50m away!

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Bucharest
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Nice place booming at night with lots of people and smoke but still a nice place to get a coffee and meet friwnds before you hit the clubs.

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