Is it a bookstore? Is it a French-style boulangerie from where you can buy a baguette? Or is it a coffee shop? La petite bouffe Cotroceni has all these features. That’s why it is one of my favorites spots in Bucharest when I am in the mood to go out by myself, enjoy a coffee and read some literature.
It has three areas that don’t even look alike: a small terrace where you can sit next to an enormous round window; the interior, very light and joyful, with lots of oriental decorations and teapots (available for sale); and, as you go down the stairs, you discover a new room, filled with books, darker, cozier and very similar to a library.
Sometimes, La petite bouffe hosts different events in the evening, such as philosophy talks, meetings with writers or book clubs. You should check their Facebook page for more information about future events.