I’ll have a regular coffee, please

Coffee... some say when you drink it, it's like flogging a tired horse. Sometimes you need to do that -- you need to push yourself a bit further and get that day's work done. And sometimes you just want to savor a well-made cup of coffee. It's a bit like meditation. You focus on one [...]

Espresso at the Office Lounge

The Office Lounge is a restaurant and night club in Predeal, Romania. Its location is amazing. It sits on top of a mountain peak which overlooks an idyllic meadow and valley. Other mountain peaks frame the view all around. The restaurant has indoor space, but it also has a beautiful terrace where you can truly [...]

Espresso at Pizzeria New Croco

We stopped at Pizzeria New Croco in Cluj-Napoca last night, around midnight. Among other things, I ordered my usual espresso. It had a strong taste, the right aroma, a bit on the bitter side, but it was what I needed to keep me awake for a night trip that would last another few hours. Taste-wise, [...]

Espresso at Pensiunea Stejarul

A few days ago, on Tuesday, we'd woken up early to drive to Cluj, and we were passing a place I'd often wanted to stop at, but never found the time. The place is called Pensiunea Stejarul, and they're open 24/7. The setting for this restaurant is quite beautiful. It's high up on the tallest [...]

Espresso at Hotel As

The photo you see below doesn't tell the whole story, but I like photographing espresso cups, what can I say... It was a little past 6 o'clock in the morning this past Thursday, we'd been driving all night, it was snowing and freezing outside, there was black ice on the road, and we needed some [...]