We spent two days enjoying the streets of Sibiu and were very surprised by the impressive variety of places to eat! The city is not big, but it turned out to be a great scene for restaurants and cafes of various categories. It was extremely difficult for us to try only a few, but we were very happy with the choice we made!
Ribs & Beer Sibiu
The first place to eat wasn’t subject to comment! After all the excitement of Transfagarasan, I needed of a large pint of cold beer and a huge portion of food… The place has a cozy garden which was pretty much just for us, and when you have a six month old baby, that’s a great bonus! The interior of the establishment is combined with a hostel and a brewery, and the interior is impressive!
Despite their legendary ribs, as they call them, we settled on the combo menu to try a variety of meats. And we were not wrong! The ribs were great, but the sausages…just melted in your mouth! The price of a plate for two is about €25, and a large pint (1 liter) of beer is about €6 – for current prices, you can check the menu on the website – HERE.
Lumos coffee and brunch
We decided to make the most of our two-day stay in Sibiu and treat it to a lazy brunch in the morning! We chose Lumos, not only because of the associated with Harry Potter name, but also because of the interesting menu offerings, fresh cocktails and great coffee. The interior looked very nice but we preferred to sit outside in the air and basking in the sun. We tried the eggs benedict with salmon and asparagus (€8) as well as a bowl of granola (€5.50). Both were very good! There is a huge variety of drinks – you can view an up-to-date menu on their Facebook page – HERE.
A very nice Italian breath in Sibiu! We had no intention of eating pizza or even sitting right here, but the wonderful atmosphere in the garden tipped the scales in favor of Di Gianfranco. The restaurant has been operating since 2011, changing its locations several times. Unfortunately, the one we visited is no longer current and the restaurant is in a new location, a bit further from the central part. The garden was truly lovely – quiet, beautifully decorated and transporting visitors to Italy! We enjoyed good pizza and cold beer…
One of the must-visit places according to the many information about the city! The restaurant is located in the small square (Piata Mica), which is a wonderful choice to spend the evenings with a glass of beer or wine. Note that due to its popularity it may be very difficult to find a free seat without a reservation… You can take a look at the menu and prices in advance (HERE), and we opted for a traditional goulash (€9) and their special shrimp tagliatelle (€9). The overall atmosphere is very cozy, the food is good and definitely worth a visit.
There was no way that long summer walks wouldn’t lead to eating ice cream… Also a delicious dessert after dinner! We had chosen a place where the passion for confectionery leads to great results – Culinarte. It’s located on the main pedestrian street (Strada Nicolae Bălcescu) and you can distinguish it from the other gelaterias by the almost constantly curving queues in front of its windows… A huge variety of flavors and they were very good indeed! In one of the evenings, we sat down at one from the several tables to try some of the desserts offered in the small pastry shop…
Since we were leaving Sibiu early in the morning, we decided to get breakfast from a bakery. We chose Scufita Rosie as one of the popular places and offering traditional baked products. Besides the must-try Romanian specialty covrigi, you can also try placinte, which is like a Romanian pie with a sweet or savory filling. I bought quite a few things to try but everything looked delicious…