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Cafes and Pubs in Ljubljana

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Ljubljana is the tiny charming capital of Slovenia. There is so much to see, visit and taste in this vibrant city. Riverside cafes and bars line the car-free city center and are great places to meet and chit chat. Slovenia produces lots of great wine, craft beer and excellent coffee has always been brewed here. Here are some of the best cafes and pubs you can visit:


This is one of the most popular hangout places located by the river “Ljubljanica.” This charming space is part cafe, part bar, part library. Best of all the worlds you see!  Tasty coffee or cocktail and beautiful views are guaranteed here. This was also one of the first places in Ljubljana to serve specialty coffee. Summer and spring is for sitting under beautiful big trees and enjoy people watching. And winters demand you to enjoy your favourite cocktail or cup of coffee in the beautiful interior. You can also get a bowl of homemade soup, made with market-fresh ingredients, or a charcuterie-and-cheese plate. There’s also a small library in the back. So pick out a book and enjoy a nice read with a hot cuppa.

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Zvezda Café

For all your sweet cravings, we have Zvezda Café. Zvezda means star and this place is definitely one when it comes to desserts. Located in the city centre just by the Congress Square, the café is popular among both locals and tourists. The home-made cakes are said to be the most delicious in the city here. Their ice-cream is pretty famous too. All the chocolate lovers will find a dream destination in Zvezda.

zvezda cafe
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Café Čokl

The cozy, wood-paneled cafe humming with Slovenian chatter can make anyone feel at home. Conveniently located next to Ljubljana’s public market, Café Čokl is a perfect place to rest tired feet after browsing the market shops. Coffees are prepared with different techniques and in a variety of ways. And if you are interested in the process, you can ask the knowledgeable staff who is always prepared to help the guests.

cafe cokl
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Located beside a pond in the south west part of Tivoli Park, this popular café is a calm oasis walking distance from the city centre. Colnarna is probably the greenest café with the most beautiful setting in Ljubljana. You can enjoy the sun and nature while sipping your coffee or tea. The café caters everyone. From family lunches to romantic dates you can depend on Colnarna to give you a great experience. Relax with a coffee and muffin in the morning, grab a sandwich for lunch or indulge in a delicious sweet treat for afternoon tea.

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Cutty Sark Pub

Cutty Sark is an English style pub and one of the most popular bars in the. The indoor and outdoor areas of the bar offer a great ambiance in which to enjoy beer, wine, or snacks. It has a vibrant programme of evening events featuring standup comedians, DJs and live music. Due to its popularity, you can expect to see large crowds in evenings especially during weekends when the place becomes a popular party venue for locals and tourists alike. It is a great place to grab a couple of beers and mingle with people.

cutty sark pub
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Pritlicje Bar

Pritlicje is for you if you can’t decide whether you want to go to a café or a bar or hangout with your friends in a comic book store. Maybe you need a live music venue or a cultural centre. Well you can visit this place which provides a fantastic modern ambiance, a good selection of drinks, and electronic music playing in the background. At night, Pritlicje comes alive as a club hosting DJ nights and concerts of urban electronic music, while during the day, coffee, tea, and meals are served in its café space, which also serves as a venue for social events such as lectures, round-table discussions, and public debates. Pritlicje also houses Ljubljana city centre’s only comic book shop. You just need to show up here and fun is guaranteed.

pritlicji bar
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Pivnica Union

The Pivnica Union, a brew bar, is located in the old cafeteria of the Union brewery. It is one of the best places for tasting local Slovenian beer. Like most of the places in Ljubljana, Pivnica Union offers indoor and outdoor seating, where they serve their traditional beers and several special editions that can only be sampled here. Apart from beer, Pivnica Union also offers food prepared in its open kitchen. The menu includes a number of Slovenian classics with a modern twist, a choice of roasts, and Union goulash, a house speciality. Visitors can take a guided tour of the brewery’s production facility or visit the renovated Brewery Museum, founded in 1986.

pivnica union
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