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French to the bone in its interior, Toulouse is Cluj-Napoca's very own brasserie, with a menu that truly surprises by extending far beyond French specialties alone to burgers, pasta, and further international dishes. The drink list is extensive to match.


Keeping pace with emerging European destinations, Cluj boasts a vibrant cafe scene. There is often a rather fine line between what constitutes a cafe versus a bar, and the former often double as latter after sundown. One dessert to simply not be missed is the quintessential Romanian "papanasi" - a deep-fried pastry stuffed with a cheese or jam, topped with a sweet cream more often than not. Cheap eats on the go include pretzel-like "covrigi" and sugar-dusted doughnuts called "gogosi" .