Slovakia’s capital Bratislava still flies somewhat under the radar, but anyone who visits will be enchanted by its beautiful old town with narrow alleys and stunning architecture. I planned a visit on my last trip to Vienna, as it is only a short train ride away, and it completely took me by surprise to discover this rather small city had a very lively coffee culture. Almost every third shop in old town Bratislava was a coffee house, with a fair amount of them serving specialty coffee. There are more than 150 cafés only in the historic center! This diversity of local coffee shops might have something to do with the fact that in old town Bratislava chains like Starbucks didn’t find a grip and are not present as in other European capitals.
Here’s a summary of some of the best cafes for specialty coffee in Bratislava. (tbc…)