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1.0 miles from Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

The moment I’ve entered the place it felt so calm and peaceful. Nice place to be for a quiet moment where you can read a very good book and drink a cup of tea. There the time is endless.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 17, 2019

Seneca is an ‘anti-café’ where customers pay for the time spent in the venue. The rates work out to about $AUD 4 for up to an hour, and then an extra dollar for each 15 minutes or part thereof (prices in Bucharest seem to be...about half those of western Europe). Seneca is decorated in the style of a living room, but also serves as a meeting place and shared workspace for students, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and everyone in- between. It has tables and chairs, casual seating, computers and Wi-Fi. The kitchen has fruit, biscuits, numerous styles of tea and infusions, and coffee - all included. Strangely, they don’t supply milk (too much wastage apparently), but you are welcome to bring your own, or any other food. Guests clock in and out at the desk upon entry, and are encouraged to treat the space like home. Seneca is also a bookshop, with an emphasis on philosophy and sociology; and is named after Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – AD 65), fully Lucius Annaeus Seneca and also known simply as Seneca, who was a Roman philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and satirist.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

It s amazing place for studying, relaxing with friends, reading. Here u can find a lot of books in English, French, Russian.. Btw, the best cookies are here too

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

They serve excellent tea, snacks and fruits! Lots of books, from a variwty of domains. Cozy athmosphere! We love this place!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

And oh, so bohemian! The perfect place to work for hours...or just stay and enjoy a really great book. Or the meet up place for some gathering with friends. It is a must visit when in Bucharest anyways!

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This co-worklab / bookstore / meeting place is an ideal place to hold an event. Catering was delicious, facilities are good and the place looks good too.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Seriously love this place. Happy that such concepts exist and they provide anything you want: tea, cookies, good atmosphere and a nice setting. A paradise for writers and nomad programmers but I'd close my laptop and just enjoy a good conversation.

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to visit it for some time now, and I finally got the chance! It is a place for students, a place for dreamers, a place for business meetings...the place for all! I cannot imagine anyone who would feel awkward there! The concept is...great! The staff is very friendly! I didn’t know exactly how things were done there and I just sat at a table, waited for my partner to arrive and then went to pay for the time spent there...that is when I found out I was supposed to “register” in a very original way at the entrance :) But they “forgave” me and trusted me when I told them how much I stayed there - because here you only pay for the time, not the drinks or the snacks. I was a trespasser :) Well done!More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Imagination will take you everywhere. Today, an unusual warm spring day the sun shined all through the day. Fascinating new beginnings....Let s explore Bucharest. i ve followed the advice of my neighbour Alina who was kind enough to make a map for me with the...posibilities of some *it * spots that might capture my attention. Since my comment on Librarie Francaise in Bern did not see the lighT(WAS NOT PUBLISHED), i ve decided to put all my words and ideas here, in Seneca, library , tea house, spot to meet friends,real or unreal. I say this because in Libraries you are in dialogue with lots of persons from various times, each one with his life experience, each one with his sensibility.In a library co-exist millions of parallel worlds, thoughts, wishes , ideas.dreams.All the feelings,all life experiences that the authors have experienced. Entering a library is like entering a parallel Universe through fantacy. Me, when i read a book i have the impression i start a dialogue with the writer, and it makes me happy when i live thoughts and feelings, emotions that even I had, i recognize them in the other person and i know, although we seem so different, we are alike. To continue, my map started at Seneca,and continued with French Revolution-due to their delicious Eclaires and it ended at Stadio .Seneca itself is a place where people can read, buy books, participate at seminaires,have a cookie or even a limonade in their private kitchen,filled up with raw food, fruits and delicious teas . Here all breaths literature, be it silent (in their Silent reading room),be it with others,exchange ideas,all while enjoying a tea or a good snack. As far as i know the first *Caffee Litteraire* was created in 1686 by Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli.The concept is relatively new in romania, Seneca exists since 2004, or even before.I found the personal is very friendly,and happy to help, they even let me take my pictures, unlike other libraries, the concept is brilliant and their cakes are delicious, and free. Only a fee is added on the time you spend here, less than 2 euro an hour. I end my comment by telling that, although it does not need my appreciation, as the place is full, i ve found it very interesting, and i shall return soon, as they have a wall full of english books, and some architecture and fotography and travel books caught my attention. Plus , you are allowed to bring your own food, pc, even i pod which played Xavier Naidoo-Alles lebt on and on and on.....pps indeed, it is not a restaurant, it is more a library, a Bookstore Library, but we need more places like this.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Awesome place! Suitable for studying and working. A magical place that stimulates your intellectual activity and makes you cherish your time.

Date of visit: January 2018
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