The hottest spots for visitors wishing to mingle with the town‘s cool kids and to explore and fully experience the local alternative culture.
If you‘re looking for a really exceptional foody experience, explore the many stylish cafés, bistros, and restaurants with cozy atmosphere, and original homemade specialties ranging from heavenly comfort foods to super healthy vegan meals, great coffee, as well as creative cocktails.
Discover brand-new and well-established restaurants, the best community spots, funky little cafes with homemade products and underground night joints, where you can meet the local trendsetters, be it in design, art, music, food or fashion.
Enter the true Beer Palace! Right in the historical heart of Bratislava, a few steps from Hviezdoslav Square, there is the Beer Palace for you. You will enjoy the best beer, the most delicious food from regional and international cuisine, and lots of fun.
Djelna („The Workshop“) is run by the owners of the café chain Stur, with a concept quite departed from its original coffee shop roots.
Books, coffee and snacks in a „grown up cool“ style – that‘s Foxford with its three spacious coffee shops (or borderline restaurants, if you will). The slightly confusing menu offers interesting snacks and light meals, and of course, no Coke or Pepsi, only original, creative concoctions and various caffeinated beverages.
The Urban Space became impossibly popular right after its opening, thanks to its contemporary décor, magnificent cakes, delish avocado toasts, and of course the yummy chai latté!
Started by a former advertisement industry pro, this underground bar and eatery successfully proves you don‘t need to be trained in hospitality to cook truly brilliant food.
Some say these guys whip up the best burgers in town. They proudly use natural ingredients: top-notch juicy meat sourced from local farmers, superb chewy buns and secret homemade mayo; all this for a reasonable price.
Slovak people love their soup. There‘s probably no pub or restaurant that wouldn‘t be serving hot chicken broth or tomato soup, sometimes even instant or straight from a can!
After their recent move to much larger premises, St. Germain has lost some of its personality, but there‘s still plenty to love: fabulous burgers with avocado salsa on top, homemade cakes and lemonades, plus decent wine make this charming „café with a French twist“ a place brimming with joie de vivre.
A small café chain carrying the name of an important historical figure Ludovít Štúr. Stur single-handedly jumpstarted the city‘s original coffee shop revolution, and still holds its popularity to this day.
Strong coffee, wide variety of tasty homemade lemonades, and pretty good food: U Kubistu manages to impress even the pickiest caffeine nerds and foodies amongst us.
Larger (and noisier) sister of the original Gorila named Urban House presents customers with more food options, a lot more comfortable chairs, plus a DJ stand, which makes it a definite addition to a must visit list.
Tucked away at the very end of one of the longest streets in the city centre, Vegan bar is definitely worth the short walk
Open on work days only, this is a deservedly popular spot for its fresh, inventive vegetarian and vegan food made with love.