Over the past few years, the coffee scene has exploded in Belgrade, bringing trendy cafés, small roasteries and coffee shops to the city. You can’t go more than two strides down a street without passing one. But where are the best new places to go for not just a great cup of coffee but a great space too? Here, we take a look at the city’s youngest and most happening coffee havens.
That name (engl. shack) is a reference to the ideal work environment and the relaxed atmosphere. And indeed, Šupa is that kind of hang-out space which makes you feel at home. Located right next to the busy Zeleni Venac Market and the old school erotic shops, this place nevertheless feels like a secret discovery. It’s covered with green plants, books and vintage details. Šupa’s menu has a wide variety: from cocktails and rakia to vegan coffee and hot chocolate options. If your (Mon)day is lacking a certain sparkle, their glitter cappuccinos could be just what you need. Btw, coffee always comes with home made turkish delight. The crowd at Kafe Šupa is a wonderfully diverse mix of all persuasions, which makes it an open-minded place . P.S.: It’s also a nice evening location with an interesting weekend program.
- Jug Bogdanova 17b
- Mon-Thur: 09:00-23:00 Friday: 09:00-01:00 Saturday: 10:00-01:00 Sunday: 10:00-23:00
- Kafe Šupa on Facebook
- Kafe Šupa Instagram
- pet friendly
Kafograf, a roastery and a coffee shop run by a Belgrader couple, changed its location to the much more lively Despota Stefana Boulevard. This place is Dorćol’s new neighbourhood darling and beats definitely everything what’s around. The unique location between the closed Bled restaurant, one of Belgrade’s oldest taverns and the Botanical garden, gives the place a special touch. Kafograf provides a very homey atmosphere with friendly baristas and a sunshine-filled service, thanks to their shop like windows. It is a small but vibrant place offering a high quality coffee and tea selection from all over the world. The authentic sky wall makes it the prettiest unpretentious café in the hood. All in all, an intimate little spot for a cozy cup of coffee with a living room flair, vintage crystal glasses and an interesting mix of people.
- Bulevar Despota Stefana 81
- Mon-Sat: 08:00 – 20:00 Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
- Kafograf on Instagram
Zoom Art Café & Photo Studio
Zoom is a café and photo studio located in the industrial part of Dorćol, at the end of the recently famous Dobračina street. The multifunctional space doesn’t only offer a laid-back vibe but also quality drinks. At Zoom’s one is spoilt for choice. You can choose between local craft beers, mulled wine, unusual shots and even more interesting cocktails. Besides coffee with exotic flavours, Matcha Latte included, you can order home made lemonades and beverages one can barely find in Belgrade; for example, the Scandinavian Grog. Every Monday and Thursday evening (20:00 h) the café turns into a cinema, which shows documentaries and art movies for free; in English, with English subtitles of course. You can buy photos, visit the gallery upstairs, book a shooting or rent the photo studio with or without photographers.
Lidette is a new pastry shop and café located close to Belgrade’s most famous market, the Kalenić Market. After years of french workshops a là pâtisserie moderne françaises and numerious certificates, two young women have finally opened a place offering french desserts including raw and vegan cakes, cookies, truffles, pralines and macarons. Every single cake looks like a masterpiece and contains high quality ingredients. Besides the sweet pleasures, Lidette offers great coffee, freshly squeezed juices, smoothies and a healthy breakfast. The interior is light and cosy. You can order cakes for special occasions or buy macarons, truffles and pralines in pretty cake boxes. P.S.: There is a smoker and a non smoker section.
Located in the heart of Dorćol, café šesnaest (engl. sixteen) is not only a cosy place with a living room atmosphere but a new project of the Centre for Youth Integration, a non-governmental organization. The concept is helping young people with poor backgrounds. But how? Teenagers between 16 and 19 years have the chance to work at kafe 16 in order to gain some gastronomy knowledge, work experience and a certificate, which will help them increase their chances at getting a job. The place offers a perfect working environment, a great variety of drinks and a big bookshelf with an interesting book choice. Kafe 16 is the perfect place if you want to hang out in a cool neighbourhood and do something good for the society at the same time.