When the tourist/shopper needs a break from sightseeing, soaking up the culture and art, or even shopping, Bratislava’s burgeoning café culture offers the perfect respite.
Coffee is big in Slovakia. Slovak taste-buds are gradually being refined after years of enforced abstinence from the highest quality flavours. During the communist period, the only available coffee was a strong, dark Turkish-style brew. Today, the City is a heaven for the lovers of coffee.
The coffee phenomenon in Bratislava is best represented by the increasing number of coffee shops opening across the city. But this should come as no surprise as the city has a long, coffee-loving history. By 1918, Bratislava was considered a suburb of Vienna, which is famous for its cosy cafes. Nowhere is this more evident than in the City’s Main Square with its atmospheric traditional cafes offering cakes and a wide assortment of sweets and chocolate.