Cafe Van Gogh, by placescases.com

Grand Café Van Gogh for brunch, lunch and dinner in the center of Bucharest behind the Central Bank

Rating for Grand Café Van Gogh in Bucharest by the 5D Sensograph on placescases.com: 4.9 out of 5.

May 2023

Seen               5 hearts rating 129x20

Felt                 4 hearts and a half 2022

Heard            5 hearts rating 129x20      

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You don’t have 3 min to read? See the short movie further below: 1:17 min.

Grand Café Van Gogh is more of a bistro, suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon snack, drinks. I saw it passing by and loved the interior.

 See Grand Café Van Gogh

… The interior is colorful with replicas of Van Gogh paintings, lots of colorful decorations and a nice atmosphere. It is mostly visited by foreigners;
… The brunch menu offers 3 main types of breakfast – based on eggs, pancakes and French toast.

Feel Grand Café Van Gogh

… The menu is scanned with a QR code. At the top is a note saying they are understaffed and asking customers to be patient. Also, that the tip is 10% and included in the price.

The interesting thing is that in all places you can pay by card and they always offer you 3 tip options to include in the payment from 10% to 19%.

… Despite the warning that they were understaffed, it seemed to me that there were plenty and there was no delay. Young girls and boys seat the newcomers very quickly, trying to occupy every free chair.

After all, by explaining to them that each chair makes an average of EUR 25 turnover per hour, 2.5 of which is for them, at a table of 4 people on average, 10 EUR is for them. Within 8 working hours, they can earn 80 euros from 1 table.

It looks like they are trying to get them the 80 euros. Except they weren’t smiling,  not at all. And the tables are a bit narrow, so we could barely collect everything we ordered. Well, customers shouldn’t  get stuck for more than 1 hour either.

You can make a reservation in advance through the site, which is submitted to Google Maps, but they will also find you a place on the spot after a short wait.

Hear Grand Café Van Gogh ...

… Nice jazz and a lot of noise, because the room is big, gathers a lot of people and is noisy.

Movie watching time: 1:17 min.

Smell Grand Café Van Gogh

… The pancakes smelled delicious of maple syrup

… The coffee is very good too.

Taste Grand Café Van Gogh

… Omelettes and scrambled eggs with cheese, maybe with ham too;

… Eggs are served with a fresh salad and multi-grain black bread, very tasty!

… The pancake also abounds with fruit.

If you didn’t pay for breakfast at the hotel, you can also eat at Gand Café Van Gogh, generally the cost is the same. Or you can sit down for a coffee, a cocktail or a glass of wine in a nice setting.

How to get to Grand Café Van Gogh?

Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:

A: Strada Smârdan 9, București 030167, Romania

T: +40340226631

Opening hours: 8:00-23:00, Fri and Sat until 24:00

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