Bucharest's default 'meet you there' venue. Its genius is that it's ideal at every time of day: morning coffee or breakfast sat in front of one of the long windows, a casual lunch at one of the wooden tables, a meal and a late night at the bar. The food is good - simple and very reasonably priced - and this Dutch owned, friendly cafe is a winner: you will go back more than once. They do a great brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-16:00 (way cheaper than the big hotels, and free for under-10s) and we should also mention that van Gogh stays open late at the weekend, offering a very decent after-party food menu. Can also boast an entire floor for non-smokers.