„Quo vadis, Domine?” (Where are you going, Lord?) St. Peter asked Jesus when they met on Via Appia as Peter was fleeing from likely crucifixion in Rome. This question followed by Jesus' answer "Vado Romam venio iterum crucifigi" (I am going to Rome to be crucified again) changed his life forever.

Que Vadis Café in Cluj Napoca is more than a cafe. Quo Vadis is a place where questions are being raised and where thinkers of all ages are invited to taste a delicious cup of fair-trade coffee, tea, or, why not, one of the great cocktails. This cafe is really trying to make people think! Think about the world of ideas, about where they stand in their own life, and about the small choices that will change lives and even bring a difference in the world.

Many events of all sorts (arts, music, film previews, business, globalization, poetry, cultural evening etc.) were held in this cafe close to Simion Barnuțiu Central Park. A program called History Makers was open to a limited number of participants. The project focused on "worldview" and invited its participants to discus with different special guests on certain topics, or to get involved in organizing various events. Even the artistic decor of the cafe is an open invitation to personal meditation.

But this is not only a place where guests are invited to explore perspectives on life! This is a place where guests can drink one of the best teas in town. The home-made cakes are a real treat. No alcohol is served and smoking is forbidden, Quo Vadis being one of the very few non-smoking cafes in Cluj Napoca.

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to read a book, for an intimate café to take our your girlfriend or just for a good cup of tea to enjoy in the company of friends, Quo Vadis might just be the right place! So, Qvo Vadis? — Where are you going?

Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Sunday: 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

Contact & location

8 Reviews

Mihai Savu
Mihai Savu

on Mar 01,2010

I liked

Icecream "Neaparat" is outstanding. I am addicted to cake "Milopita". It a non-smoking cafe, which is great.

I disliked

Nothing
Bogdan Stanescu
Bogdan Stanescu

on Mar 01,2010

I liked

Venues in Romania can (still - at this point) choose to allow smoking in their perimeters. Quo Vadis has always had a non smoking policy, and this was a breath of fresh air that went straight to my heart (and lungs ;) ). The coffee is good, the cakes are excellent. It's one of my favorite places in Cluj to go out for a coffee, tea or cake.

I disliked

Nothing
Filip Chereches-Tosa
Filip Chereches-Tosa

on Mar 01,2010

I liked

I love the carrot-cake here, but it's always so hard to decide between it and the other delicious cakes (chocolate cake + ice cream is amazing as well)! A nice, quiet and friendly place -- my wife and I come here every couple of weeks.

I disliked

Nothing
Emma Mocan
Emma Mocan

on Mar 01,2010

I liked

Poppy-seed cake and hot wine or a nice cappuccino with cinnamon, oh, yes!

I disliked

What happened to all the great cultural events at Qvo Vadis?
ggl
ggl

on Mar 02,2010

I liked

Non smoking place. They have all sorts of cookies and cakes. They have a library. Fair amount of teas to choose from although not enough.

I disliked

Once I've been given Earl Grey instead of some other black tea.
Nadia Laribi
Nadia Laribi

on Mar 02,2010

I liked

I have been a faithful customer of Quo Vadis since 2005, when I was desperately looking for a non-smoking cafe in Cluj.Quo Vadis came to my rescue as smoking was then and still is a grave threat to public health in Cluj.Quo Vadis is a concept. When they designed it, the owners surely had people in mind. The atmosphere is unique, peaceful, the music is soothing and the service excellent. Quo Vadis also serves a wonderful apple pie, my usual order! Their fruit teas are very tasty. It has my highest recommendation.

I disliked

The fact that they are closed on Mondays and for a whole month in summer.
Barbara
Barbara

on Feb 19,2011

I liked

For the cappucino, my lapte was steamed just the right way. These folks are true baristas.

I disliked

Nothing
Cristina
Cristina

on Apr 09,2012

I liked

Even though I am a smoker I enjoy the peace that this place has to offer. I was a student when I discovered the place and used to go there by myself just to enjoy a cup of tea and a delicious brownie. It's a place I recommend for absolutely anyone who looks for a little bit of quiet and a bubble of fresh air in a rather noisy city :)

I disliked

Nothing

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