10 Best Cafés in Sofia, Bulgaria

Time for a coffee break
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Maria Angelova

A good coffee makes a good day. Sofia has much to offer to the caffeine addicts in terms of quality, diversity or nice views. Most cafés in the center of Sofia offer freshly baked croissants with the coffee, so it’s a double win. Check out some of the best cafés the capital of Bulgaria has to offer to its visitors.

1. Green Deli Cafe

Cafe, Tea , European, Bulgarian, Coffee, Fast Food, Vegetarian

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Green Deli Cafe is a chain of eight cafeterias in Sofia, loved for their excellent croissants in the morning. The variety of coffee and tea types is huge. They serve fresh sandwiches and seasonal soups for lunch too.

2. Park Bar

Bar, European, Bulgarian, Wine, Cocktails, Beer

The park view from the Park Bar
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Situated close to the Sofia University, Park Bar is not frequented only by students. Apart from the good coffee and cappuccino it serves, this cafeteria boasts a view to the small park on the other side of the street. In the evenings, the atmosphere is perfect for a party.

3. Bar de Rouge

Bar, Bulgarian, European, Tea , Wine, Beer, Cocktails

Bar de Rouge is a stones throw away from the Sofia University
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This one is even closer to the Sofia University. Bar de Rouge’s huge indoor hall is perfect for big groups or celebrations, while in summer there are outdoor tables under the shade of old trees. The proximity of the university guarantees there are always young and creative people to meet here.

4. One More Bar

Bar, European, Bulgarian, Cocktails, Wine, Beer

This place is located on one of the art streets in the center of Sofia. In addition to good coffee and tea, One More Bar offers fresh juices and homemade fruity iced tea in the summer. It is a popular freelancers’ working spot during the day, while in the evenings it turns into a live music venue. The best part is it has a neat and cozy summer garden.

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5. + tova

Cafe, European, Bulgarian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Vegetarian, Dessert, Pastries

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+ tova (meaning “plus this”) is an art café always offering an interesting exhibition, a themed breakfast or other cultural events. Homemade cookies and sweets are its specialty. Sometimes it might be closed for special events.

6. Street Bar & CO

Bar, European, Bulgarian, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, French, Italian

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Situated on the main pedestrian street of Sofia, Street Bar & CO looks more like a French or Italian café than a Bulgarian one. Its tables are right on the pavement, always in the center of events. Excellent cocktails, elegant atmosphere.

7. Fabrika Daga

Cafe, European, Bulgarian, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food

In this café the rule “Life is too short to drink bad coffee” applies in full force. Coffee at Fabrika Daga is prepared with a French press, Chemex, vacuum pot or v60. Fresh salads, sandwiches or soups are lunch options. Very cozy and arty atmosphere.

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8. Cakey Bakey

Bakery, Cafe, Bulgarian, European, Coffee, Pastries, Dessert

Sunday morning cakes
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One of the best places in Sofia for coffee and homemade sweets is Cakey Bakey. Its choice of tarts, pies and all kinds of bread can be smelled from the street. It has a cozy atmosphere, especially on weekends when it is packed with families.

9. Ciccione Panini Bar

Wine Bar, Italian, European

Ciccione Panini Bar is a typical Italian bar with probably the best Italian products in the city. Strong espresso in the morning goes well with freshly baked croissants. The venue is popular for after-work meetings with friends and offers good wine for good chit-chat.

10. Rumen Wine

Wine Bar, European, Cocktails, Wine, Beer

Corks in a wine glass
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Although its names suggests alcoholic consumption, Rumen Wine is a great choice for a morning coffee too. This bar is situated in the busy center of Sofia and the best thing it has to offer is its super comfortable handmade wooden chairs. Following the curves of your body they will make you feel like a god while you sip a freshly brewed coffee. In the evening, come over for wine tastings.

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