Not five minutes from the city centre this wonderful place is something of an oasis of peace and quiet amid the chaos of Bucharest's urban concrete nightmare. An enormous villa built at the start of the 20th century which at first glance appears to comprise several thousand rooms plays host to one of the quirkier bars and eateries in the Romanian capital. Each room is packed with an eclectic collection of antiques from various eras, from huge Soviet radio sets to early typewriters. The large garden is put to excellent use in summer and makes a real change from the busier locales elsewhere. Prices are decent and the atmosphere made all the better by the crowd that gathers here: a bit older and more laid-back than usual. We love it.