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Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards

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0.1 miles from Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

I have discovered this place as a student, almost 30 years ago and with joy I can say that they have keeped the old receipes and they respect the good ingrediants as always. Diplomat is still my favourite!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 25, 2021

Old style but good style.remain one of the best sweet-shop in Brasov.thsy made a good joob.allways taste deliciu when we came in Brasov

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 11, 2021 via mobile

The best natural cream cakes in town !!! I remember my childhood, the taste of old cakes !!!! I recommend!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

This lovely little spot in the Old City has cozy welcoming decor. There are two wrought iron tables outside as well that are perfect for sunny days. The dessert and coffee section is amazing. Cakes are sold by weight so you choose how large a...slice you would like. The prăjitura cu vanilie și nuci —-wow. Tasty! I’d come again for the food alone but was a bit disappointed that the staff seemed cold and distant.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed April 6, 2020

Cofetarie La Vatra Ardealului is a traditional cafe/bakery about 30m northwest of the Black Church. It offers cakes, pastries, cookies, traditional desserts such as joffre, severina as well as freshly-brewed coffee. I stopped in for an afternoon snack. My eyes were drawn to a display...case packed with scrumptious pastries, desserts and cakes. My coffee was quickly served by the friendly staff, and went well with a serving of joffre (a chocolate delight, rich and decadent). Although prices were higher than other Brasov cafes, the quality and location in the heart of old town were worth it. The dining area was tidy. You can buy cakes or cookies by the kg to take home, as well.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Amazing variety of astonishing home-made cakes located in the old-world style of coffee shop, with nice staff and low prices. Recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

When will the people in Romania learn how to treat their clients? I am visiting Romania every few years to see my family. I believe the progress of this young democratic society is noticeable in general. But it is very hard to give up old...habits. I brought my family to eat some sweets here. We all like the cakes. We did not like the way the gentleman who was at the till brought us a warm chocolate cake and told us it was fresh. This Joffre cake is supposed to be served cold but they ran out so quickly produced one. When I refused to eat it like that he became very frustrated and literally threw the money back to me. Although I had placed a very large order to take home. Then he went inside and closed the door for a few minutes. I find this behavior very impolite but I think it is important to keep the quality of the cakes for which they are well known.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

I'm disappointed in a place I've known and loved in Brașov for years. It's now a tourist trap, where you'll regret the purchase while you should still be enjoying your desert. It used to be a warm place, with honest dedication to service and sweets....Today they actually replied 'fruits weigh a lot' when we paid 10 EUR for a piece of cake and a glass of whipped cream.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately, this sweets shop (that we used to buy from lots of times, for decades) is going down in terms of quality. Both the poppy and nuts cakes were having less filling, we didn't like anymore the less intense taste of them. I recommend them...to rather increase the prices than to decrease the quality! Dear management, please do come back to the quality we got used to.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019

We are older customers of the confectionery and, although there have been situations in which the quality of the products and staff attitudes has left undesirable, we overlooked, thinking that it was an accident. Today, however, we went into the confectionery with the intention of...eating a cake. We had large glasses in our hands at a coffee shop in the area, which we packed. The "lady" who served us, telling us that we were not allowed with those glasses, though I did not hear from them. And she refused to serve us. The attitude void of common sense and without civilization has been sanctioned by us with a referral to Consumer Protection. Such an attitude is inadmissible in a city that wants European standards. We should not be surprised how we are seen in the world. If this is the company policy, it is regrettable.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

After walking around the town, we accepted the suggestion from a friend to stop by at Vatra Ardealului cake shop to taste some sweets. I ordered a delicious strawberry tart, my husband had a cremeschnitte and our friend eat a salty cheese pie. All of...them were good, the atmosphere was nice and relaxing. We enjoyed our trip to Brasov city.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to buy some cakes from here, I did it but it was a bad decision: it's very expensive, not a good taste at all and expired!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

People serving there are very friendly and sometimes you can also meet the owner who s a great person. The place has a long tradition and history behind, so the sweets are very tasty. I suggest the one with forest fruits. It is also a...romantic place.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I went to buy cakes for home. all looked great. because I could not decide I took almost every one. Good!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I came with high expectations All looks very good but the tastes were quite disappointing I can’t say I enjoyed

Date of visit: October 2018
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La Vatra Ardealului is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4