Here is our guide to the best coffee shops in Belgrade. Since we are mainly oriented to travelers and tourists, we will focus on coffee shops located in the inner city.
So, let’s start with Pržionica.
In the former industrial zone of Lower Dorćol stands Pržionica. A micro-roaster, a shop and a coffee-shop – all in one. Pržionica offers freshly roasted high-quality coffee. Their aim is to take care of all stages of the preparation of coffee, from the raw beans to the perfect cup of espresso. Guests can be a part of the whole process as everything is in the open and within easy reach. The specific method of medium roast frying gives more aroma and fuller flavour than classic dark roast. In addition to preparing espresso, they also offer other types of coffee: French press, air press, drip coffee and others. All coffee styles can be purchased in the bar.
Photo by Mladen Savkovic
On Sundays, you can catch DJ sets by local and foreign guests, since the owner himself is a DJ and a member of locally famous Soul Print label. The same owners opened a night club some time ago in Savamala, on the last floor of the Mladost-Ludost music cluster. Taman is a small night bar and a club situated in a loft, where you can hear some good-quality electronic music from disco to deep house and even techno.
Address: 59b Dobračina St., Lower Dorćol, 11000 Belgrade
Address: 44 Karađorđeva St., Savamala, 11000 Belgrade
One of our favorite coffee shops is definitely Koffein in Uskočka St, located next to the main pedestrian district. Apart from various types of coffee, and our favorite hot soya latte, this place has really cool interior design, friendly atmosphere and a nice yard where you can chill with your dog during summer. And yes, WiFi is excellent, so use it to work on your laptop while sipping low-caffeine coffee, so you actually won’t experience caffeine overdose while working.
Address: 8 Uskočka St. 11000 Belgrade
Address: 65 Cara Dušana St. 11000 Belgrade
Another very trendy chain of coffee shops is Kafeterija. This gigantic coffee shop extends on four levels of the former Robna Kuća Beograd (the very first Belgrade shopping mall). This art nouveau architectural piece was designed back in 1907 by Viktor Azriel and represents a cultural asset of Belgrade. Kafeterija sells delicious coffee, pastries and cold-pressed juices. Ground floor is a non-smoking area. The basement includes a barber shop and a store called 285 that sells street wear by local fashion brands, as well as limited editions of Adidas and Asics sneakers.
Address: 16 Kralja Petra St. 11000 Belgrade
Address: 10 Žorža Кlemansoa St. 11000 Belgrade
Address: 13 Zmaja od Noćaja St. 11000 Belgrade
Address: A Blok, 15 Uroša Martinovića St. New Belgrade
Address: 32 Koče Kapetana St. Vračar
Address: 13 Pariske komune St, Fonatna cinema, New Belgrade
Address: Airport Nikola Tesla, Gate A & C
Photo by Visnja Jovanovic
19 Grams is a lovely coffee shop in Kralja Petra St. Primarily based on the idea of a daily coffee concept, it focuses on variety of coffee-based beverages. The name itself implies a dose of coffee for a double espresso. You can drop by during the day and work on your lap top and drink 100% pure Arabica or a blend – the specialty of the house. While you are walking around the historical area of Dorćol, don’t forget to visit the Jewish Historical Museum located just around the corner of 19 Grams and learn about the history and destiny of Jewish in the former Yugoslavia. Entrance is free.
Address: 70 Kralja Petra St. 11000 Belgrade
When you’re done shopping in Belgrade Design District, you can drop by Vino & Vinyl. A tiny coffee shop and a bar tucked away in Nušićeva St. The name says it all: it offers good wine, nice coffee and fine music selection. In the summer and spring there is an outdoor garden where you can sit and enjoy a vibrant atmosphere of the city.
Address: 7 Nušićeva St. 11000 Belgrade
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.