Top 5 specialty coffee shops in the city
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Top 5 specialty coffee shops in the city

Iași's specialty coffee scene has boomed in the last years and keeps on growing.

Coffee shops in Iași have become more than places where you drink coffee. They are forming communities around them and their values, they host diverse social and cultural events, they make you feel like you belong. Here’s a list of five that you’ll surely remember, from small charming ones to cafes that combine a cozy vibe with perfect respect for coffee.

Gist is one of the newest cafes in the city and managed to make its way into people’s hearts through beautiful interior design, location and a set of values that it stands by. Located right in the city center, at the bottom of Continental Hotel, it shows a strong Parisian atmosphere, with seating across the window sills. Inside there are swings, pillows, beautiful flowers and books. The upper interior balcony hosts a long bar with sockets and chairs perfect for the freelance traveler. Everything is made out of wood and steel, with an industrial yet homey feel to it. You should definitely come by in the mornings for coffee and croissants but also in the evenings for the cocktails and wine. You’ll get to meet Tudor, the owner and creator of the most Instagramable coffee shop in the city.

Close by you’ll find Fika, a wonderfully colored youthful coffee shop with outside seating. They also serve delicious snacks but you’ll definitely want to try the Flat White, it’s aroma and punch will make you happy throughout the day. If you’re lucky, you might be able to take part in the events they organize inside, be it book launches, educational workshops or intimate concerts. Fika also has some of the best foods in their catering department, so be sure to check out their Facebook page if you want to order something yummy.

One of the first coffee shops in Iași is Jassyro. With a location that only serves coffee to-go (unless you care to sit on the cute pillows they have on the stairs outside) in the city center on Stephen the Great Boulevard and a brand new one in Copou, Silviu and Daniela, the owners of Jassyro, are not just excellent baristas, but also great people. You have to get to know them. Jassyro Copou has an intimate terrace and they often host cooking and tasting events with local producers. In addition to perfect coffee, you’ll find a selection of the best wines you can taste in the city.

At Navar, the Guatemala and Columbia coffees come with stories which Bianca and Vlad can’t wait to tell you all about. A small place on the Stephen the Great Boulevard, not far from Jassyro, Navar regularly brings coffee roasted by the best roasteries in Europe. On the other hand, if you find yourself up on Copou, you can try one of the veteran coffee shops in the city, The Beginning. With the same respect for carefully selected coffee and great taste they started with, The Beginning is a perfect option if want to have your coffee in the park, since it’s right across the street from Copou Park.

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Photo by Tudor Munteanu

Cafes, Specialty coffee
Cosy specialty coffee shop in the heart of the city. Gist redefined what a coffee space design should be and built a community of togetherness around it.
Str. Cuza Voda nr. 4 700036 Iasi, Romania
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Photo by Fika

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Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude, a ritual. The moment that you take a break, often with a cup of coffee, but alternatively with tea, and find a baked good to pair with it. You can do it alone, you can do it with friends. Fika serves awesome specialty coffee and snacks in a lively, colorful environment. It also hosts a diverse array of events from book signings to intimate concerts and wine tastings. We're sure there's something special waiting for you!
Piața Unirii nr. 7, Iași 700058
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Photo by The Beginning

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Best part of every story. The Beginning finds, tests and prepares serious coffee. You'll find here an elegant and mature espresso in many forms, which you can take to go.
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Photo by Harmony Cafe - Facebook

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You'll find Harmony in Copou, with its entrance behind an exquisit white building. The cafe & bistro has one of the most pleasing interior designs, an open space that makes you feel relaxed and a green garden right outside for those sunny days.
Bulevardul Carol I nr. 27, Iași 700507
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Photo by Jassyro - Facebook

Specialty coffee
One of the first specialty coffee shops in Iași, Jassyro has brought passion for perfect tastes in the morning. The to-go shop is located on the Stephen the Great Boulevard. You have to get to know Silviu and Daniela, the artisans behind Jassyro. They'll delight you with coffee stories and beyond!
Bulevardul Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt 1c, Iași 700124
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Photo by Jassyro - Facebook

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Jassyro Specialty Coffee and Wine is the newly opened location by Daniela and Silviu, in a wonderful area in Copou hill. Enjoy the same great coffee, together with carefully selected wines and tasting events in a magical garden.
Aleea Veronica Micle 4, Iași 700505
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Photo by Navar - Facebook

Specialty coffee
Working with some of the best coffee roasters in Europe, Navar is located on the Stephen the Great Boulevard. A cozy small place with an interior balcony that is bound to make you feel all warm inside.
Bulevardul Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt 18-20, Iași 700064
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Photo by Copac Coffee - Facebook

Specialty coffee
Copac Coffee is a coffee shop right across the street from The University Palace in Copou. Selling specialty coffee out of a small rustic carriage, Copac delights students and passers by.
Bulevardul Carol I, Iași 700505
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Photo by Status Coffee

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For Status, coffee is more than a drink. It's a strong passion. They love the pursuit of perfection that goes into any serious coffee. You'll find them in the Auchan area of Palas, so if you're shopping and need to energize, drop by and take one to go.
Strada Palas, nr.7A, cladirea D1-D2, spatiu S1-17, Strada Palas 7A, Iași 700259
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