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While Timisoara has a lot to offer when it comes to pubs and bars for tourists, there are also places known mostly by the locals. If you are the kind of traveler who likes to discover these hidden gems when traveling to a new city, you know what we are talking about. And if you fall into this category of people and are also a vinyl music lover, Viniloteca is the place for you.

 

The concept: Viniloteca is the place where craft beer and pieces of vinyl go hand in hand.

Opened in 2015, Viniloteca is both a vinyl shop and a pub. The main attraction here is represented by the very impressive vinyl collection. And, of course, customers can choose what to listen to while enjoying a cold craft beer.At the moment they own a collection of over 600 vinyl records and serve over 100 types of craft beers from all over the world.

 

The music: The music here is delightful for the soul.

In Viniloteca, you will hear a vast variety of music, from 20s music, up to the most recent releases from 2017. The music here covers most music genres, from Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Dub to Funk, Hip-Hop, Electronic and many more. As a music lover, you will surely find something to your liking here. And it gets better! If you like the music, you can actually buy the vinyl records that are on display! The price for a second-hand vinyl starts at 15 Euros, while the most expensive ones are around 50 euros.

The beer: It’s said that every beer has a story and the guys from Viniloteca certainly know which beers to pick.

Best Beers in Timisoara- Viniloteca

As we’ve mentioned before, vinyl records and craft beer go hand in hand. You can choose from over 50 brands of craft beer from all over the world. Whether you like ginger or raspberry flavors, black or blond beer, or any other combination, you will certainly find something for your taste.
If you are not sure what to order, just ask the bartender. He will definitely recommend you something. During our last visit at Viniloteca, he mentioned that he had drunk over 2000 different kinds of beer so far; and he never drinks the same several times.
If you want our recommendation, it’s “Bereta”, a craft beer made by some folks here in Timisoara. They always produce different kinds of craft beer, never repeating the same recipe twice.

The people: vinyl lovers flock together

Viniloteca’s customers are different from the mainstream public – vinyl lovers are just different. It takes one to know one, maybe. But the people that normally hang out here come from different backgrounds: they may be musicians, artists, writers, photographers, programmers, designers or freelancers. But this is a good thing, as you can meet people with similar tastes to yours.

If you like vinyl and craft beer, this is the place for you.

Location:

If you’re one of those people who can’t really start their day without cup of good coffee, you’re probably wondering where you can have your coffee when in Timisoara. From the most popular franchises, to the cosy local ones, here’s our brief guide on where you can find some the best coffee in Timisoara:

1. Starbucks

Yes, it’s a classic. And yes, no matter where you are travelling, you can normally count on Starbucks for your cup of coffee and a misspelled name. We’re not going to tell you too much about it, because you probably already know what to expect. Both the flavours and the prices are similar to all the other Starbucks cafes you’ve visited.

It you’re a Starbucks lover, you’re going to agree that this is some of the best coffee in Timisoara. You can find Starbucks in the centre of Timisoara, right next to the Opera. You can’t really miss it. Starbucks also has two other locations in Timisoara, in Timisoara’s two malls: Iulius Mall and Timisoara Shopping City.

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2. Tucano Coffee

You can find this great coffee place next to the Union Square, on Emanoil Ungureanu Street. Their moto is “Love. Peace. Coffee” and the place reflects that. It has a peaceful ethnic vibe and usually matching music. Their branding reflects the culture of coffee-loving cultures around the world.

As for the coffee itself, Tucano Coffee serves 100% Specialty Arabica, from the best coffee-producing regions in the world. In addition to coffee, the also serve fresh juices, lemonades, teas and great cookies.

If you’re just strolling around the Union Square, you can also ask for your coffee “to go” to enjoy it during your walk.
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3. Mokum Cafe

Mokum Cafe prides itself to be Timisoara’s smallest cafe. It’s one of the mst popular “coffee to go” places in town. It also hosts a few seats, meaning that you can also enjoy a quick coffee indoors on a rainy day.

You cand find this small, but cozy place at the corner of Augustin Pacha Street, next to Eugen de Savoya Street

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4. Prospero

This is actually a local business, so it might count as a “local” experience. Prospero started out as a bakery, but they have grown a lot in the last years. They have extended their business from selling bread to selling various bakery products to creating a bunch of tiny cafes all around the city. Most of their places serve coffee “to go”, bur some – like the one that’s close to the famous “fish fountain” in Victory Square also hosts a few tables. And we really advise you to try their bakery products while you’re there, they’re delicious!

And if you want to grab a coffee “to go” (plus some croissants/ cookies), while next to the Union Square, there’s a small Prospero nearby, on Vasile Alecsandri Street. And by the way, these guys sell don’t sell ordinary bread, they use natural ingredients and natural leaven.

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5. Garage Cafe

The people behind Garage Cafe really love coffee. They actually roast the coffee beans in the cafe, offering fresh authentic coffee. The coffee beans come from Indonesia, Ethiopia and Colombia.

And while you’re there, you could also try one of their cakes. Everything is made in-house, fresh and yummy! They also serve some food, so this is also a good place have breakfast/ brunch.

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6. Cafeneaua Verde

This is a typical cafe/ bistro place, located in the heart of Timisoara, in Liberty Square. The name translates to “green cafe” and it indeed is quite green. But it is also bright and cosy. In addition to various types of coffees, they also serve good tea and other drinks, as well as good food.

This is a lovely place to hang out any time of the day and in the summer time, they also have a sunny terrace right in Liberty Square.

 

7. Reciproc Cafe

This little cafe is very fond of organic goodies and fair-trade products. And this includes the coffee. So, if you want to shop locally or organically, give these guys a visit. They also have a lot of products that you can purchase for yourself, supporting small local businesses.

This place is small and cozy, but in the summertime they also have a delightful terrace right in front of the cafe. You can find them on Marasesti Street, right across the Botanical Park.

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Do you agree with our tips? Where did you find the best coffee in Timisoara?