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    Maxi Cafe: Hot Chocolate and Cake

    by antistar Updated Jan 19, 2014

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    On the ground floor of the vast Maximarket shopping center is a nice up-market eatery with fine cakes and superb hot chocolate. It's so thick you can stand your teaspoon up in it; a more literal hot chocolate than most interpretations. This combined with the sumptuous cake was a little excessive, but a perfect antidote to a day's walking in sub-zero temperatures.

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    Lunch Cafe: "Marley & Me"

    by solopes Updated Dec 28, 2013

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    A small restaurant in the eastern side of the river displaying two names "Lunch Cafe" and "Marley & Me" was the place for a lunch where boat ate shrimps. I had tagliatelle and Fernanda a salad. They were both good, at regular price, and the drinks cheaper than the usual in Ljubljana. Not bad!

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    Live Music: POMF

    by solopes Updated Dec 28, 2013

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    Asking in the tourist office for a place with folklore, they told us that only in the weekends that would be possible, but suggested a small restaurant in the edge of the central area, where it was usual to have live music.

    We went there, I ate a good local meal (Fernanda was feeling sick and had only a tea), and listened to a few famous melodies of the region, played by two senior men in the street.

    It was a good moment, with a good meal, at popular prices.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Harambasa: The Great cevapcici

    by Avieira67 Updated Jul 10, 2013

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    This restaurant was introduced to me by a Bosnian guy who lives in Ljubljana.
    Here you feel the Bosnian culture through its typical music and some pictures decorating the walls inide the building.
    In my opinion, this restaurant has a good decoration and offers a very comfortable service.
    I visited again this bar in April 2009. I found kind people, but service wasn't as good as I have found before.

    Favorite Dish: Certainly, my favorite dish is cevapcici. They prepare it very well!

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    Restaurant Da Bu Ba: Delicious Thai Food

    by Avieira67 Updated Jul 3, 2013

    This restaurant was presented to me by a Slovenian friend, with whom I have a dinner here.
    I liked very much the ambience, service and the food. It is, definitively, among the best Thai restaurant I have ever eaten.

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    Operna Klet: Seafood to die for

    by oriettaIT Updated Mar 26, 2013

    Our last night in Ljubljana we wanted a nice fish dinner and I remembered I saw a place so we went there. Operna Klet have a simple outdoor dining area with tables with benches, candles and little light. The indoor dining room is more formal but we liked to enjoy the warm evening.
    The menu has a good selection of fish, we ordered marinated sardines and a fish soup as appetizers and then fried calamari and grilled calamari dalmatian style. The two plates came with a wonderful dip sauce made of minced fresh herbs, I believe mint and basil, with oil and garlic. It was delicious and when we were finished with the fish we could not resist to dip the bread in the sauce until it was disappeared.
    We even got to meet the cook that at the time was a woman, I wish she is still working there as she was really great.
    With two salads, a liter of home white wine and water the meal cost us 40 euros for two people in 2009.

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    Tozd cafe: cool cafe

    by littlebush Written Jan 6, 2013

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    This little cafe located on the castle side of the river right on the river is a 5min walk from triple bridge between the bell rooms apartment and triple bridge

    Its a funky little place selling snacks and sandwiches and coffees, teas etc but has a very relaxed vibe with ambient music.
    we stopped in here new years day for tea, coffee and brownie and cake.
    Friendly staff.

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    Thai Inn Pub

    by HORSCHECK Updated Sep 15, 2012

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    On our last evening of our late summer trip 2012 we chose the Thai Inn Pub for dinner. The restaurant has a lovely outdoor terrace in a small park, where we took a seat and enjoyed the evening.

    The interior is simply furnished with wooden tables and chairs. An auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) can be found near the main entrance.

    We asked our friendly waiter, for an English menu, which was available quite quickly. It is limited to a variety of Thai dishes which can be combined with different sorts of meat.

    I opted for Khad Pad (fried rice with vegetables and egg) and ordered it with beef (6,90 Euro). To drink I had a local Union Radler beer (2,20 Euro). My dish was very yummy and relatively inexpensive.

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    Gostlina Sokal: Slovenian Cuisine in the center

    by painterdave Written Jun 8, 2012

    Slovenian Specialties like Goulash of wild game, Mushroom soup served in a bread bowl, veal stew are all worth trying.
    What is fun about this restaurant is that its decoration is kind of what you would expect of old Slovenia.
    It is located very close to the center of the city, and so after the market and the castle, this would be a choice to eat and rest a bit.

    Favorite Dish: Onion soup is also good.
    Consider these specialties...

    I think that their wine list was a bit pricey. Maybe this is a place to stick with locally made beer.

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    Cutty Sark Pub: Classic English pub

    by akkipaa Written Apr 21, 2012

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    Cutty Sark Pub is a English pub where you can have snacks and a selection of both local and imported beers. The pub is centrally located and it is very suitable for e.g meeting your VT friends. Prices are reasonable and there is tables in garden area, very fresh option during hot summer days.

    But, to be honest, if you like to visit a real English pub you have to go to Britain, all these continentals are cheap copies, serving more just a breath of original feeling. On busy days I would select some other place around.

    Mon - Sat 9.00 - 01.00
    Sun & Hol 12.00 - 01.00

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    The only real Irish in town?: Patrick's - the best in town

    by akkipaa Written Apr 20, 2012

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    I used to live in Ljubljana in 90's and this was my selection if I would like to have a beer or snacks. They have a great selection of beers, my favorites are, not a surprise, Kilkenny and Guinness. I used to work with Irish and I amused them ordering almost always a small pint :) I was kind of marathon runner on those days and had to be clear minded when running :)

    There are American, English, ales and seasonal beer and let's not forget the Union, the local one, not bad at all if you like lager.

    Irish music on Thursdays!

    Nice logo they have, do you recognize the bird? I think it is black Hornbill, for reason I don't know :)

    Opening hours:
    16.00-01.00 mon-thu
    16.00-01.00 fri-sat
    16.00-00.00 sun

    Favorite Dish: Fish and chips 7,50€ and a pint of Guinness 4,40€ (April 2012).

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    AS CAFE' APERITIVO: Amazing new place..

    by makher Written Feb 28, 2012

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    Well it's definitely the only "international" place in Ljubljana. Amazing food and service, the location is in the heart center, the place is more than beautiful! .. Highly recommended, will got there again for sure.

    Great guys!

    Favorite Dish: Pasta and Burger!!! .. You feel like in Italy, the pasta is really top.. the burger has a secret but they don't tell you anything (hmmm).. it's gorgeous !

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    Maxi Market: Fresh pizza slices and sandwiches

    by penumbra Written Oct 8, 2011

    Maxi Market is a large department store that covers the usual wide range of products. I had intended to slip into their food section to replenish my refreshment reserves (in other words, buy a diet coke). By mere happenstance, I chanced upon their delicatessen. Oh happy days… they had a fine assortment of freshly baked pizza that could be purchased by the slice. And not cardboard hard, dry, sitting out for hours pizza. No, this was piled high with cheese and toppings and quickly dwindling as others ahead in line bought some pizza. And inexpensive too! Would I go back? I already did.

    Favorite Dish: They may have sandwiches as well, but unless they were sold out of pizza and you couldn’t wait for the next batch, I don’t know why you’d settle for a sandwich.

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    Okusi Istre: Don't miss The Tapas Bar!

    by James_ Written Sep 10, 2011

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    Food: The food is typical coast-line (Istria) food, which is not very common and it's usually hard to get in Ljubljana or any other part of the country, since it's very specific for the Southern/SouthWest region.
    There is a wide selection of fish and sea food dishes, cheese (I really loved cheese with truffles), olives, ham (especially dry ham) and other types of salami. Meat and vegeterian selection is a bit limited.
    The quality of the food is very high - nothing is "mass produced" and it's based on some of the oldest and most typical local recipes.

    Drinks: Here's the trick; They only have wine. Very broad selection - for all tastes. Ask the staff if you want something that goes particularly well with the food you ordered.

    Ambience: The place itself is very small - it's a tapas bar, decorated in typical local style. There are very few tables inside, but there are more seats and tables outside; you can also order for take away.

    Surroundings: It's just next to the Ljubljanica river and few steps away from Ljubljana castle and the old town. Very nice atmosphere.

    Staff: Extremly friendly, chatty especially if there is not much crowd. Knowledgeable about their business and in general very aware of Slovenian food/wine culture and history.

    Favorite Dish: All the seafood dishes are amazing! I've never tried anything like that before.

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    Traditional Slovene Cousine from Prekmurje region: gostilna Mencigar Nobile, Prekmurje restaurant

    by kstrazinar Written Jun 15, 2011

    The delightful Gostilna Mencigar-Nobile takes inspiration from the cooking of the Prekmurje region in the far east of Slovenia along the border with Hungary. Their mission is boldly stated on the restaurant’s web site: “to serve traditional delicacies from Prekmurje, prepared the same way our grandmothers used to prepare them.”

    Ljubljana’s first Prekmurje restaurant is a bit off the beaten track, a 5-minute walk east along the Ljubjanica River, tucked away behind Sv. Jožef’s church. Inside great care has been taken to give the three rooms a cool-yet-cozy feel, with soft colours, rustic ceramics and vases filled with dried flowers. The food here is really something special.

    Favorite Dish: Starters include tunka, meat preserved in lard; buckwheat soup made with milk; frogs’ legs with Prekmurje ham. Two of Prekmurje’s trademark dishes _ bograč and bujta repa are so well-liked around Slovenia that they have featured on postage stamps. Bograč is a stew of pork, beef and veal richly spiced with paprika to show off the region’s Hungarian links. Bujta repa is shredded, sour turnip traditionally prepared to accompany fresh pork on koline _ festive pig slaughtering days. The Mencigars serve it in a steaming cauldron served with home-prepared koline pork and sausages. Also featuring on those stamps is the region’s best known delicacy, Prekmurska gibanica, a fabulously intense cake made of layers of filo pastry, poppy seeds, apple, walnut and cream cheese. It’s divine and something of a national dish in Slovenia. Mencigar’s has a dessert to rival it _ ice cream made from the black-as-pitch pumpkin seed oil which Slovenes usually use to season their salads. Needless to say, the wines – from Istria rather than Prekmurja, were excellent and the staff strongly encourages consumption of slivovica both before and after the meal.

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