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Ambasada is not a place that can easily be described in words. But instead, it can be described in people, events, and initiatives. It is that cozy go-to place that seems to fit everyone and every occasion: freelancers, remote workers, creatives, students and parents alike. It is a bistro, a cafe, a meeting place, an “incubator” and, most importantly, a get-together place for people with creative initiatives.

The story of Ambasada started in 2014 when the founders of Plai Festival (one of the biggest music festivals in Timisoara, about which we’ve written before here) decided to try and create a meeting place for the creative people in Timisoara. One of their aims was to create a space that brings together people who shared the love of big ideas and the desire to make a positive change in the world.

So, what exactly is Ambasada?

 

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Photo via Ambasada.

A coworking place / bistro / cafe.

Yes, it is a bistro and a cafe that also has a scent of a coworking space. Freelancers, NGO workers, students and anyone who wants a place that can host them for a few hours while they work on their projects are welcome here.

And on the bistro side, did we mentioned they served homemade cookies every day?!

 

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Photo via Ambasada.

An incubator / event venue.

This is where the magic sometimes happens. Ambasada offers a meeting room and a big events’ room to those willing to organise interesting projects. They host events regularly, so do check out their Facebook page for updates. These events can be: conferences, workshops, social projects, movie screenings, concerts – and basically anything else meant to enrich Timisoara’s cultural life. You can find the full list of events they are hosting on their website

 

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Photo via Ambasada.

A get-together place.

In addition to the things listed above, Ambasada can also be seen as a cozy cafe. It’s a lovely quiet place in which you can enjoy good food and drinks together with friends and family (it is also a family-friendly place). If you visit during the warm season, you can relax on their beautiful terrace just outside of the building. Cozy and shady, it’s the perfect place to sip a cool beer or a lemonade in the summertime.

 

You can currently find Ambasada on the banks of the Bega river, here:

 

 

What is your favourite get-together place in Timisoara?! If you have any other suggestions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

 

If you’re a wine lover you should probably that Romania produces quite a lot of wines. And that means that you can find good wineries all across the country! As for Timisoara, you can find many kinds of local wine at either supermarkets, liquor stores or dedicated wine places. If you are a wine connoisseur who would like to enjoy a night out with some of the best wine in town, then this article is for you. Here are our favorite places when it comes to having wine in Timisoara:

 

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1. Vinto

If you would like to indulge in an evening of good food and good wine, then this is the right place! You can find Vinto right in the “heart” of Timisoara, near the Union Square, where most of the fun happens during the weekend.

Just click on the map below to find the exact location:

What to expect?

Paired food and wine. This is probably what’s more interesting about Vinto – their menu includes pairings of food and drinks. And if you’re not sure what to have, you can just ask for advice – the people know both their wine and their food. Vinto qualifies as a “fancy” restaurant for Timisoara standards. They have an impressive amount of wine to choose from and good and interesting food. This also means that it’s on the “pricey” side of town

 

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Photo via enotecadesavoya.ro

2. Enoteca de Savoya

Now, this is a traditional “wine place”. It is the oldest place in this city with this profile. You can pay a visit to Enoteca de Savoya, to enjoy a glass of wine, to buy a bottle of wine, or to attend one of the regular wine tastings that they organize. They regularly organize all kind of events, so it might be a good idea to check before heading there.

Just click on the map for the exact location:

What to expect?

A lot of wine. Wine tastings. A lot of space and friendly people. Wine and cheese. Do go there to enjoy an evening with friends and wine.

 

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Photo via thewineguy.ro

3. The Wine Guy

Yes, there is a guy behind “the wine guy”! And this is a guy who knows his wine! (too much word play?!) Anyway, “The Wine Guy” is another one of the top places in town where you can find good wine. You can go there to get recommendations to buy wine or to actually have a glass of wine.

Beware, the place is quite small – only a few tables available. But they also organise wine tastings regularly. These are usually booked in advance, as the place is quite small and we have a lot of wine lovers in town.

What to expect?

Small, but cute and cozy. Knowledgeable wine guy. Good wine for all budgets.