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Trendy and affordably priced, Zama showcases Transylvanian cuisine at its finest, combining elements of long-established culinary tradition with modern international influences. The menu features everything from stews, sausages and polenta to steaks and pasta. Coffee or tea on the house with order of breakfast.


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" .