Good coffee for your morning

It’s easy to find Roots on Eroilor Street. It is 2 minutes away from Union Square (Piata Unirii) and 5 minutes away from the bus station.

Being such a small place, it’s comfortable and cozy, yet on crowded mornings you might feel you’ve overstayed and it’s time for you to let others enjoy the place. Mornings are sprinkled with coffee and pastry smells, while during evenings Roots becomes a genuine wine bar. It’s a pity to stretch your brains on a such relaxing time of the day, so don’t even attempt to do so.

Perfect for no more than 2 people. It’s crowded otherwise. Try to find a seat heading towards the entrance and boost your creativity watching the flow of the customers. If you’re a sittin’-at-the-bar fan, they have tall seats and talkative waiters. They’re also extremely polite so don’t worry about them being distressing.

Roots Cafe is a good place to work in Cluj, but we recommend you to work from here after 10:00 to avoid the morning rush.

Recommended drink: Dolce Finale.

2 reviews

  1. Great coffee, good internet speed, small place

    Because it is next to downtown it’s a challenge to find a proper parking space. Didn’t notice any bicycle racks around, but maybe they can help at request. If you have any knowledge about this, leave it in the comments below. Internet speed is very good so you will be able work on your laptop without problems. You have access to power plugs in the back of the room and beautiful seats at the front windows (for fully charged laptops).

  2. Ignoranti

    Cafea buna, dar personal nesimtit si inflexibil.

    Dupa prima experienta acolo de-abia am rezistat sa nu scriu un review negativ aici sau pe Tripadvisor. Am spus sa vin din nou, sa nu ma pripesc. Am fost din nou, in iulie anul acesta. Aceeasi poveste. Am trimis un email foarte politicos la adresa de email indicata pe pagina lor de Facebook. Il redau aici, intrucat cuprinde nemultumirile mele:

    Salut, Bogdan,

    Din moment ce ti-am gasit emailul pe pagina de facebook a Roots imi inchipui ca tu esti persoana potrivita pentru a adresa o jalba in ce priveste inflexibilitatea prepararii cafelei la voi.

    In doua randuri, si la distanta de cateva luni (Aprilie apoi Iulie) am venit la voi sa beau cafea, care este foarte buna din punct de vedere al calitatii.

    Insa, prima data am fost refuzat cand am cerut un cortado cu un shot aditional iar a doua oara am fost refuzat cand am cerut o idee de lapte peste un espresso dublu (mi s-a sugerat un flat white, insa acolo cantitatea de lapte e mult mai mare decat ce voiam si este sub forma de crema). Am avut chiar dificultati in a obtine cateva picaturi de apa fierbinte peste espresso-ul dublu. Si exemplele, fiind cu prieteni, pot continua.

    Am intrebat, prietenos, care este motivul acestei inflexibilitati, tinand cont ca nu ceream cafea cu sirop de portocale ci mici variatiuni, in principal legate de cantitate. In the end, explicatia a fost ca atat timp cat chef-ul (sau seful, nu am cum sa stiu exact) isi asuma, atunci este ok.

    Inteleg ca este o pravalie privata si fiecare poate sa isi stabileasca politica de meniu/preparare etc., insa, te-as ruga sa imi explici succint motivele acestei lipse de acomodare a unor mici gusturi ale clientilor.

    Iti multumesc anticipat!


    Nu va inchipuiti ca am primit vreun raspuns pana in ziua de azi (email trimis in iulie) desi am revenit zilele trecute pe Facebook Messenger si am vazut ca mesajul cu intrebarile mele a fost citit.

    Probabil ca pentru dumnealor suntem niste grobieni si trebuie sa fim invatati sa bem o cafea buna (de parca exista o definitie pentu asta), fara comentarii, fara variatiuni, fara sugestii.

    Gura mica!

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Bulevardul Eroilor 4
Cluj-Napoca 400000 CJ RO
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Mon-Fri: 07:30 - 23:30 Sat: 09:00 - 23:30 Sun: 09:00 - 17:00