This house was actually a legendary hotel and restaurant in Bucharest's golden years. In 1874, businessman Capsa's four sons opened a cafe-bakery.. One of them, Grigore, had just spent some time in Paris, where he apprenticed a great coffee maker. In 1881, they opened a restaurant, and later the hotel. This place is fast becoming the meeting place of politicians, merchants, journalists, ambassadors and I think it probably will be for many years. Among them is Paul Morand, the French ambassador in Bucharest during WWII, which promotes Romanian arts. Today, the restaurant is still in operation, and if you don't eat well as before, and after 50 years of communism the place its charm not found before, the decor has not changed much.