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Košice, Slovakia – A blog about the Coffee culture of a less known, but vibrant city within the EU

Find yourself in one of the inspiring coffee shops within this innovative and timeless city

Košice – the second biggest city in Slovakia – has a rich history and a long multicultural tradition. It’s a fascinating cosmopolitan city, where curious explorer can experience a special blend classic and contemporary Slovak, Hungarian, German and Jewish traditions. In 2013, Košice was the European Capital of Culture.

Košice beats with the heart of a creative, calm and resilient modern city. There is a wide range of cozy and inspiring coffee shops that are waiting to be explored within the city’s beautiful city center. Each of them mirrors the many-sided character of this unique city.

Around Hlavná ulica (street), Košice’s main boulevard and pedestrian zone, coffee-lovers can find:

Schalkház Cafeteria – old style cafe that offers excellent coffee drinks that are prepared via the Hario and Aeropress methods.

Kávy Sveta – This place offers an interesting tobacco coffee drink. It’s being prepared via a brewing method that involves tobacco leaves.

Clematis Coffee & Tea Shop – good place for teas and interesting interior

Republika Východu –  cozy outside seating and interesting interior design

Café de Paris – French style cafe

Kaviareň Slávia – old style cafe that had been inspirited by the coffee culture of the last century

There is a new, inspiring coffee place in the passage between Hlavna l and Zvonarska ulica:

Parazol Tokyo –  This is my favorite place for good specialty coffee. Coffee drinks are also prepared with the Aeropress.

Halmi Space – Nice vintage style interior, the menu also offers coffee drinks that are prepared via the Aeropress and Hario methods . Good place for Digital Nomads.

Kava, Caj, Cokolada – This is another coffee shop, which you can find in a passage on Hlavna 25. They sell coffee beans  from various  coffee roasters and make espresso based drinks. This place doesn’t have a Facebook  or webpage.

There are some nice coffee shops on some of the side streets.

Zazza Bistro is close to Train and Bus station  –  Not only delicious fast food, but also tasty  coffye drinks, prepared with  Aeropress and Hario and single origin coffee beans.

Kovacska street:

Café Racine – nice historical interior

Hrnčiarska  street:

Raňajkáreň Rozprávka –  good place for breakfast, tasty cakes, also vegan and raw, nice seating outside and inside.

Caffè Trieste – meeting place of locals, nice seating outside

San Domenico caffé – next to the farmer market, great place for vegan/raw cakes, nice seating outside

A little bit more outside of city center you can find:

Tabačka Kulturfabrik –   coffee shop during  a day, it attracts many young people

Dobré Bistro – good Italian style espresso

Kaviareň Nikola – specialty – single origin espresso 

La Famiglia – caffé & wine house – proper Italian Ristretto


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