Last summer I’ve gone around the city of Ljubljana, before and after work, and ranked numerous (15) cafes, in order to determine which one was the best. The criteria included (obviously) the taste of the coffee, the price, atmosphere and the service. Out of all the cafes, only one managed to get a perfect score: Cafetino. Location: Stari Trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana.

Lets start with the coffee. Unlike majority of the cafes in Ljubljana, it offers a variety of different types of beans (10+), so it really satisfies everyones specific taste, from the heavy-aroma-low-caffeine, to more neutral, or strong body and lots of caffeine, you should find your favourite one. And if you get confused about all the different options, the staff are truly helpful in picking one for you. One advice however, if you really want to get the full experience of the coffee, order a macchiatto, as cappuccinos and lattes dilute the flavour of the coffee, so the differences are not that noticeable (note: you can also get it made the turkish way). If you have an hour or so to spare, and can handle your caffeine, just go and order a few and try them out. My favourite is still the Jamaica Blue Mountain (a bit overpriced though), or the Brazil Camano.

Can’t really say much about the price, as it is pretty reasonable, and even lower than most places in Ljubljana. In terms of the atmosphere and service however, it by far exceeds other cafes. The people working there are friendly, the they don’t rush you to pay as quickly as possible, etc. Atmosphere is also best in the mornings, or around lunch time, but as it is a small place, you might have to stand by the front window overlooking the street (which might actually be even better if you’re up for some people watching 🙂 ).

Anyhow, if you’re living in Ljubljana or just visiting, and are truly appreciative of a good cup of coffee, then definitely come here! P.S. order a chocolate brownie as well…yum! 🙂

Coffee Quote of the Week: “No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

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