The modern brunch restaurants in Belgrade are cozy and welcoming and they offer a wide variety of traditional Serbian breakfast food like proja (corn flour cake) prženice (deep fried bread) and kačamak (porridge made with white cornmeal), as well as popular European favorites like omelets and sandwiches with juice and coffee. Here’s our guide to the best places for brunch in the Serbian capital.
Zavičaj invites you in with its ethno décor, reflecting the authentic Serbian heritage. Displayed along the wooden shelves are decorated coffee pots, old coffee mills and irons. The interior is warm and cozy: there are wooden tables covered with plaid tablecloths, and your breakfast will be served on old style pottery plates. For a traditional brunch, order kačamak, porridge made of white cornmeal, served with kajmak, which is similar to clotted cream. Along with your food, you should also try the traditional Serbian sour milk.
Etno restoran Zavičaj, Gavrila Principa 77, Beograd, Serbia, +381 11 7616220
Srpska kafana has tables with checkered tablecloths, paintings by the great Serbian painter Paja Jovanović and portraits of famous stage actors from the nearby theater Atelier 212. The breakfast menu has all the traditional Serbian food, such as proja, kačamak and egg dishes. Try prženice, bread slices dipped in eggs and milk and deep fried with cheese and ham.
Srpska Kafana, Svetogorska 25, Beograd, Serbia, +381 11 324 71 97
Garden Food has a wonderfully rustic and homely vibe. The breakfast menu includes omelettes and ciabatta sandwiches made with vegetables, tuna, chicken and cheese. Try the prosciutto and gorgonzola sandwich, with Italian prosciutto, gorgonzola dressing and fresh salad mix in olive oil and oregano ciabatta. Order a freshly squeezed juice or yogurt frappe with your food.
Garden Food, Kosovska 18, Beograd, Serbia, +381 63 500144