There aren't a lot of places for a tourist to get any sort of calorie fix early in the morning in Zagreb, but I managed to find one! At the beginning of Tkalčićeva, the main pedestrian street in the Upper Town, one can find Cafe Argentina. For just a euro or two guests can get a coffee-and-fresh-juice combo, and you'll quickly discover why the cafe is widely thought to be the best place in the city for either of those two drinks! The inside of this cafe is chic and simple, while the outdoor covered terrace is a great place to watch people go by (and feed the birds).
We were three VTers visiting this Café for a late night drink in September 2012. Mind you late night meant about half past 10 pm as the café was closing at 11 pm from Monday to Thursday. It closes at midnight at the weekend.
The café has been nicely redecorated and is rather large with different section and a small outdoor seating area too.
They also seem to serve food but the kitchen closes an hour before closing time. I just had a cup of tea (there is a separate tea menu card) for 12 Kuna.
Favorite Dish: Few years ago, before reconstruction works, "Švicarska Kuæa" was both bistro and the restaurant but afterwards it is bistro only. Not many bistros in Zagreb offering such an peacefull surroundings immersed in greenery.
Konoba Didov san (Grandsfather's dream) is special for its traditional cuisine from Dalmatian Zagora, hinterland of Dalmatia situated behind the Biokovo Mountain. It has cosy homely ambiance so characteristic in the hinterland, looking simple and almost poorly and yet so warm and friendly. Didiv san is offering friendly service and pleasant atmosphere that will makes you to draw back.
Favorite Dish: Konoba Didov san is known, in a first place, for traditionally home-made food. Here you can enjoy in Dalmatian prosciutto and cheese, baking sausages, cheese from tub, black risotto from cuttlefish, grilled frogs with prosciutto, snails, mushrooms....., things which you can't have in many other places.
My favourite dish, which I strongly recommend is called SACH (saè in Croatian), it is veal or lamb with potatoes baked under iron lid. Believe me, it's delicious food and you can't have it at your home country. Sach cost 170 kn, which is around 23 euros.
This restaiurant is based in Rijeka, not in Zagreb ... but I do not have enough stuff from Rijeka to justify a VT page.
Some kind of hidden elegant restaurant, not too much, just enough ... ok, do not go there with dirty shorts and sandals straight from the beach.
Favorite Dish: Octopus starter !!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't tell you anything more, try it !!!
After a morning visiting Maksimir Park and the zoo this is a welcome lunch stop. Right by the park entrance so easy to find.
Warm enough for us to eat outdoors though most people were heading inside. A lovely, simple, lunch of Šopska salad, ajvar and fresh bread - a favourite of ours.
All nicely done and a reasonable price - enjoyed!
A brewpub restaurant fairly close to our hotel and easily reached by tram.
Brewing plant is the first thing you see and smell as you enter, ahhh malt!
It's quite a smart place inside, pretty upmarket I guess but prices are reasonable and the food and beers were good.
Shame we didn't discover this place until the day before we left town!
One of several Medvedgrad pub / beer halls dotted around the city, this one closest to our hotel - a couple of visits for us here.
Warm enough to sit on the terrace once and inside the second time so both options covered and both pretty good too.
Beers are produced in the microbrewery belonging to them and the two types we tried were above average in taste, maybe a little low in alcohol for the standard in the region though. Food on both visits was excellent, good solid and tasty pub food.
Comfortable and friendly, enjoyed our visits here.
A deceptively large pub close to the bottom of the funicular railway to the upper town - an ideal lunchtime stop for us.
Interesting menu, several daily specials to choose from as well, opted for home cured ham, very tasty and served with horseradish sauce.
A couple of Laško beers to go with it - very enjoyable and deservedly popular place.
Modern, nice atmosphere, elegant, good food.
I spent New Year's Eve there and we had a dinner organized with live music and it was very nice.
Favorite Dish: As for my favorite dish, well, I tried several dishes since it was a buffet and I must say I like the food very much.
Traditional Bosnian atmosphere...friendly staff....excellent food
Big variety of dishes which will definitelly open your apetite
From my experience, it's better to call for reservation, becuase it's very popular especially for dinner
Favorite Dish: All kinds of Pita...klepe...meat is excellent
Sat down at this pavement place after wandering around for a while trying to choose.
Food was good, but they charged extra for the tiny side salad which came with the steak. And for the French fries. Plus my glass of red wine was charged at 56 HRK + (about £7) - this is Zagreb, not New York!
Altogether 213 HRK (about £27) for a steak, tiny rocket salad, french fries, some water and a glass of wine.
I felt ripped off, although the food was good.
To be avoided...
Favorite Dish: The steak was good.
As beautiful as an origami swan, this restaurant at street level in the Kaptol Center is a nobrainer choice in a city that has access to some of the freshest seafood on the planet. The menu concentrates on sushi and wok preparations and painstakingly explains the ingredients of each in several languages. There are tables as well as a sushi bar, all done in cool dark wood, wicker, and white cloth upholstery. This is a very sophisticated-looking spot with food to match.
Excellent...from decoration to menu...staff is great...atmosphere is nice...with candles and the dishes are very very good...the dishes are abudant so no one will stay hungry...
Favorite Dish: Wok dishes...spring roles and some others starters...
The special thing about that place is that it is in the centre of a garden surrounded by archeological statues and other historical remains exhibited there. It is neat and calm place and especially refreshing after you have visited the archeological museum and need some rest.
Favorite Dish: As a cappucino fan I would say the cappucino served at Hard Rock cafe is delicious.