The Top 10 Restaurants in the Center of Sofia, Bulgaria

Food in Sofia | Pixabay
Food in Sofia | Pixabay
Photo of Maria Angelova
20 April 2017

If you visit Sofia, take the opportunity to taste its rich mixture of Balkan, traditional Bulgarian, and Mediterranean cuisine. There’s an enormous variety of restaurants, pizzerias, bistros, and all kinds of food venues to choose from, especially if you are in the city center. Read Culture Trip’s guide of some of the best restaurants in the center of Sofia.

Sun & Moon

Bistro, Restaurant, Healthy, European, Bulgarian, Vegetarian, $$$
Sun & Moon is the best place to visit if you are vegetarian or want to try some natural, healthy food. They bake more than 15 types of bread every day and offer a veggie lunch menu on weekdays. On a sunny day, you can enjoy your meal at a table outside. Sun & Moon has two locations and a bakery in Sofia.

Hadjidraganovite Izbi

Restaurant, Bulgarian, $$$

This folklore-style restaurant was created to present the best of Bulgarian cuisine. The authentic atmosphere, with original pieces of antique furniture and everyday items from the past, adds to the good food. The lunch menu in Hadjidraganovite Izbi (or Hadjidraganov’s Cellars) is different every day, and includes a number of house-made specialties.

Ale House

Restaurant, European, Bulgarian, Fast Food, Pub Grub, Street Food, $$$
Ale House is the only Bulgarian restaurant that lets you pour your own beer… from a tap on the wall. At every table! Watch the automatic counting system, similar to the one at gas stations, to see how many liters of beer you’ve imbibed. Add fresh salads and tasty meat dishes to accompany all the beer.

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