Which restaurants and cafes in Ljubljana are recommended?
What are the best restaurants and cafes in Ljubljana? Some time ago we were on one Flying visit in Ljubljana and stopped in one of the cafés along the riverbank. For a closer look at the culinary scene of the city the time on ours was enough Enjoyment journey through Slovenia Not. That's why we like to publish this guest article by Stephanie Bates, introducing her favorite restaurants and cafés in the Slovenian capital. There are certainly some of them that are worth a visit. Here are Stephanie's recommendations:
Best restaurants and cafes in Ljubljana
In recent years, the culinary offer in Ljubljana has increased. There are numerous cafés and restaurants in the city that you should definitely visit when you are in Ljubljana.
Nowadays, the renowned restaurants, cafes, master chefs and local specialties in Ljubljana are gaining more and more recognition worldwide.
The city offers its guests an eclectic selection of classic international dishes as well as classic traditional specialties.
I would like to introduce you to the best restaurants and cafes that you should definitely visit during your stay in Ljubljana:
The Strelec restaurant is located in the picturesque and historic tower of the castle. It combines the Slovenian top cuisine with a historical ambience. This is where the best of current trends and tradition come together.
On the menu, you will be served traditional dishes as well as Mediterranean dishes. You can also choose from seafood, Slovenian dishes, slow food and many sweets. In addition, the typical dishes of the city such as boiled oxtail, beef tongue and frog legs are offered in the restaurant Strelec.
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Another highlight of the city is the world-famous restaurant Atelje, which is located in the Grand Hotel Union. The menu is composed of international and Slovenian dishes.
The big plus point of this restaurant is that you ripen the cheese yourself and bake your own bread. The interior is very inviting, next to adults children are welcome. In addition to children's chairs we WIFI offered here. The restaurant is very suitable for festive dinners.
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The renowned master chef Janez Bratovž has run the restaurant called JB for several years. Meanwhile his son Tomaz cooks there as well. In addition to a Mediterranean cuisine here are the typical Slovenian dishes not too short. You can also choose from vegetarian dishes, slow food, diet meals and desserts. Typical Ljubljans dishes such as Ljubljana burek, Ljubljana egg pie and quark pancakes are served here on the plate.
The restaurant is great for corporate events and other large groups.
The Maxim restaurant is one of the best restaurants in the city. The kitchen can always be characterized by full and natural flavors. In addition, you will be offered a very creative and simple preparation in Maxim. An eclectic selection of national and international food awaits you here.
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Bazilika Shop & Café
Bazilika Shop & Café offers its guests not only a very pleasant ambience, but also a variety of excellent cafés and desserts. You can also enjoy vegan and vegetarian meals in the café. The selection of different teas knows absolutely no limits. A perfect place to start the day!
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Grajska Kavarna - The castle café - one of the restaurants and cafes in Ljubljana
If you are already in the city, be sure to visit the castle of Ljubljana. There you will find the world-famous castle café, which offers cocktails, teas and wines in addition to coffee. In addition, you will be offered desserts, which are homemade. A highlight of this café are especially the homemade cookies.
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The prices in the restaurants and cafes in Ljubljana
Ljubljana is one of the cheaper destinations. The cafes and restaurants are much cheaper than in other holiday regions.
The prices for hotels and pensions are in a very fair range, but prices vary according to the season.
Many tourists decide to travel to Slovenia in the summer with a caravan. Caravans are especially good if you travel as a group or family and want to explore the city individually.
If you also want to visit Slovenia or Ljubljana with a caravan, but do not have one, then you have the opportunity to borrow one.
When is the best time to go to Ljubljana?
In general, you have the opportunity to visit Ljubljana in every season. However, the best months to visit the city are April, August or October.
During this time mild temperatures and a moderate rainfall await you. Temperatures up to 28 degrees Celsius are expected in summer and July, but only 3 degrees Celsius in January.
Author: Stephanie Bates, the blogger behind Military Travel Mom.
What do you eat in the restaurants and cafes in Ljubljana?
The traditional Slovenian cuisine is characterized by culinary influences of its neighboring countries. In the north of the country we meet on the menus again and again on dishes that we know from Austria. Strudel with fillings from sweet to spicy are just one example. Roast pork, sauerkraut or pastries of all kinds can be found on both sides of the border. To the east, culinary peculiarities of the Balkans are noticeable. Here you cook a lot with peppers. Goulash and pancakes also have their place in Slovenian restaurants.
The further south we go, the more often we come across recipes that are characterized by the sea. Fish dishes and seafood of all kinds determine what is on the table. We also discover influences from Italian cuisine. Gnocchi - served with porcini mushrooms - are just as much a part of it as pasta, risotto or Ravioli. For dessert there is strudel, crumble cake, cream slices or potica, a yeast cake with a nut filling. One Insight into the kitchens in and around Ljubljana give Daryl and Mindi Hirsch of 2foodtrippers (in English).
Other destinations in Slovenia
The nearest airport is Ljubljana. Arriving by car is also possible. From Munich it takes about four hours to get there via the A10 and the A2. However, you should include possible traffic jams. You should also expect about four hours from Vienna if you are traveling via the Südautobahn and the A1. From Graz via the A1 / E57 you need about two hours. From Klagenfurt the journey via the A2 / E61 takes only about one and a half hours.
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Text: © Copyright Stephanie Bates, Military Travel Mom and Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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