Funky Signs: How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps, #Frescobar

My morning routine is pretty much the same every day. Wake up, feed the kitten, have a latte and drive to work. Or rather, get driven to work (but my single-time driving lesson is a story for another time).

Every morning, I walk down Napoca Street (in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania) on my way to work and pass Frescobar, a quaint little fresh juice shop.

The bar offers fresh juices made from fruits and vegetables, fruit salads, yogurts and smoothies to go. No sugar, water or preservatives go into the making of these juices, and they are simply beyond delicious.

Just look at that pretty color my fresh apple, orange and beets juice has in the feature photo! You can almost taste it through the computer screen, right? 😉

This message greeted customers the other day:

For me there is not greater joy than knowing my milk ends up yogurt at Frescobar. – says Joiana cow.
Cows recommend it, we prepare it, you savor it.
Happiness in threes 🙂

Happiness in threes!

Happiness in threes!

As portrayed in the photo above, they have a small crate of fruit at the entrance of the shop with a chalkboard on top of it, on which they write fun messages to draw the customer’s attention, changing them up every day.

“Many people stop to take pictures of the board,” says the owner, Andrei Bors.

And you know something? I’m definitely one of those people, as you can tell from this short article.

I took the following picture on a particularly chilly morning, because it made me laugh aloud and warmed my spirit. Below the photo is the translation, so you’ll have a smile on your face for the rest of the day, too.

Steps to follow for having a girlfriend/boyfriend :)

Steps to follow for having a girlfriend/boyfriend 🙂

How to have a girlfriend/boyfriend in 3 steps:
1. Buy a smoothie from us.
2. Offer it to them (they are so good, he/she won’t refuse), and you’ve conquered their heart.
3. If they refuse, we’ll buy you a hot cup of coffee so you can throw it in their faces 🙂

When you’re next in Cluj-Napoca, we need to have smoothies from Frescobar!


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Estrella Azul is a young emerging writer, passionate about reading, floral art and photography, with an artistic personality and a soulful outlook on life. She is a Hungarian girl living and writing from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the capital of historical region Transylvania. Estrella is our European correspondent, she currently serves as the photo editor here at Milliver’s Travels, and she dreams of embarking on a round-the-world trip. To read more of her creative writing, her thoughts and daily happenings, visit Life’s a stage – WebBlog©. Read more of her stories on Milliver’s Travels by visiting Estrella’s story index.



  1. Great little story. I loved it!

  2. Sounds like a fun place. I’m still wrapping my head around beets. 🙂

    • Well, they are sweet, so it makes sense. I haven’t thought of adding beets to a juice before trying it from Frescobar, but oh boy is it yummy!

  3. That first chalkboard sign is so darned charming! I think it would win me into trying the local yogurt, even with my delicate belly. Nice post, Estrella!

    • They’re all charming, really, and definitely make a great job of inviting customers in.
      And you’re right, John, even I would’ve tried the yogurt if I liked dairy more!

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