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.
Cardio – 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, becouse they dont support social medias. It is run with some religion group.
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 coffee drinks, prepared with Aeropress and Hario and single origin coffee beans.
Café Racine – nice historical interior
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