Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a city full of coffee shops. And, in my opinion (as a caffeine addict), the best coffee shops in Sarajevo are the ones that make you feel at home.
Whether you're looking for a cozy place to curl up with your laptop or a chill spot to meet friends, these 10 cafes are sure to hit the spot. So, without further ado...here they are!
Top 10 Best Coffee Shops In Sarajevo
Sarajevo: a city that has seen it all. Twice. This central Bosnian metropolis was once the playground of Roman emperors, and more recently the site of one of Europe's longest and most destructive sieges. These days you'll find a lively city rich in Muslim, Orthodox Christian, and Catholic traditions.
Let’s take a look at where you can stop for a much needed caffeine intake while you take a break from exploring the beautiful city of Sarajevo!
Located in a hidden place in Sarajevo, August Cafe has always been rated as one of the best places for young residents. Families, couples and solo travelers will always feel welcome. Expect a relaxing atmosphere with gentle music and a wide range of coffee and sweet snacks, including their famous sweet and delicious crepes.
You can come here to get a morning dose of caffeine, breakfast, brunch or later in the evening for alcoholic beverages. Be sure to talk to the owners who are always happy to provide tourists with tips and suggestions. And, rumour has it that her husband was once a famous football player, who always wants to talk.
The Sarajevo Bascarsija, or Ottoman Old Base, is full of places to enjoy a cup of Bosnian coffee. Kaffa Cafe is a favorite for locals and tourists alike in a great location close to shops, attractions and Copperware Street.
You can choose between indoor and outdoor seating, and the latter is more popular during the warmer months for people looking at the main square. A variety of coffees are available on the menu, including a strong Bosnian type wocappuccino, Americanos and others.
If you are looking for a cafe with some of the best views of Sarajevo, check out Caffe Kamarija. Hidden in the hills near the Yellow Bastion, a passerby would be forgiven for thinking it was an abandonded building.
A few visits giving you more local experience with a special ambiance created by background music of pop-rock and gypsy styles. Cakes and sweets come with your coffee or tea, which is best enjoyed watching the sun below the horizon over Sarajevo.
Located on Zelenih Beretki Street in the center of Sarajevo, Ort Caffe is a favorite for young locals looking for their morning coffee to start the day. The crowd is mostly made up of Sarajevo students talking to friends or preparing for the next grade.
Several tourists visit and it is easy to establish a conversation with English language students who have always been happy to practice their language skills. You have a choice between indoor and outdoor seating and a variety of drinks, including coffee, tea and spirits.
Cafe Tito, near Wilson Avenue, is dedicated to the former Yugoslav leader: Josip Broz Tito. Memorabilia and pro-Tito decorating accessories decorate the interior of the socialist-style cafe. Locals come to choose from cheap coffee and tea drinks to beer, cocktails and premium spirits. Tourists come to experience the unique decor and insight into the former Yugoslav past. This café is also open 24 hours a day!
Located in a hidden place in the city center of Sarajevo, The August Cafe is has always been rated as one of the most interesting places for hipsters. Families, couples and solo travelers will always feel welcome. Expect a relaxing atmosphere with gentle music and a range of coffees and sweet snacks, including their famous sweet and savory pancakes. You can come here for a morning dose of caffeine, breakfast, breakfast after dinner for alcoholic beverages.
Located in Zelenih Beretki Street in the center of Sarajevo, Ort Caffe is a favorite of young locals looking for their morning coffee to start the day. The crowd is made up of Sarajevo students talking to friends or preparing for the next course. Few tourists visit and it is easy to start a conversation with English-speaking students who are always happy to practice their language skills. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor seating areas and a variety of drinks, including coffee, tea and spirits.
Dibek caffe is located in the heart of Satrog Grad. This place takes you back to the past when people enjoyed company and wanted to spend time drinking tea or coffee. The location of this place is great because it's by the river and just has a nice calming atmosphere. If you're looking for something traditional or to take pictures then this is a great place.
The menu itself has a wide variety to choose from. There are cakes, ice teas and coffees to choose from. Personally, when I go to a cafe I always get a cake because it's so good when you have the perfect combination of sweet flavors with your coffee!
Since being taken over by Grimms Hotel chain from Berlin, this place got upgraded in quality of service. It is small, nice, cozy in the very heart of Sarajevo's Old Town, this place offers a beautiful mix of history and modernity. The coffee is absolutely brilliant and so are the desserts, everyone can find something for themselves here. For dessert, I recommend a traditional Bosnian pastry called baklava. It is really delicious
Spazio Kafe is a cafe/bakery on the outskirts of Sarajevo where you can spend your entire day. With its caring staff, yummy food and lots of board games to occupy your time, I can't think of a better place for a date. The ambiance is intimate and relaxed, with both indoor and outdoor seating available depending on the weather. A must visit!
Whether you're visiting for its history, nightlife, or coffee scene, Sarajevo is sure to charm you with its unique mix of East and West. Sarajevo is also home to some of the best coffee shops in Europe. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to read or an upbeat atmosphere to work in, I got you covered with these 10 coffee shops!