Croats value coffee quite high, and the black nectar is a valuable part of everyday life to average resident. To further tender this unique coffee culture, new café bars open almost on daily basis. One of the more sophisticated ones has settled in Zagreb’s Horvacanska Cesta Street. Called Pixie Espresso Bar, it might be a great spot for a quick break during your sightseeing of Croatian Capital.
“Our concept was to make a non-smoking specialty coffee shop that also offers small snacks. These come in salty and sweet tastes,” said Stjepan Sinko, the owner of this cozy, aromatic realm. “We are also investing a lot into quality of the grains and services themselves. Our guests can buy raw coffee and prepare it at home as they find fitting.”
In addition to coffee, guests can try a local blend of tea that is produced in Rijeka. Called Samovar, it is localized to have Zagreb-inspired names such as Tresnjevka (the name of one neighborhood) and Uspinjaca (The Funicular). These might be great and affordable souvenirs for your family and friends back home.
“I arranged Pixie Espresso Bar under inspiration of some London specialty coffee shops, such as Flat White, Soho Grind and Workshop. I’m a passionate fan of “third wave coffee” scene and have been in this business for about a decade,” Sinko concludes.
The bar is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Sundays, you can enjoy its hospitality between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The precise address is Horvacanska Cesta 23a. Average price range is about 10 HRK /1,30 € per coffee cup. Beer is also available, the most expensive bottle being sold for 18 HRK/2,50 €.
Visit Pixie Espresso Bar and discover why Croats love dark drink in their cup. Feel free to share your experiences in our comments section too.
Photo: Sanjin Kastelan