Spritz Bar in Umag is among our top choices for a good cup of coffee, renowned Istrian wines or local and imported beers. While the parents are having their favorite drinks, surfing on the Internet or playing social games, the children can enjoy themselves on the playground. To complete the experience, have a tasty sandwich or croissant, especially on Sundays when home-made cookies are served for free! We also like Centar Café and for a good reason too: it has fantastic cakes and pastries, among which our favorite is the Ferrero cake, and in the summer we also can’t seem to say no to their delicious ice-cream prepared on site. We also love to unwind at an art exhibition at the nearby Ante Babić Public Open University. Caffe Bar Batana offers one of the best views of the promenade and Umag marina, while the tastefully decorated and tasty beverages are an added bonus. To bikers we would recommend Caffe Bar Tondo, right next to the waterfront. This café is only open in the summer, when you can find an assortment of colorful cocktails and live concerts there.
In the very center of town you will find the vinoteca Food & Wine Primizia, a recent addition to the fabulous San Rocco Restaurant, whose diverse gastronomic offer is enriched with the finest wines of the region. If we decide to come in just for a coffee, it comes with a surprise in the form of a tasty cookie. We also love the Zenon Tavern and Enoteca at the heart of Brtonigla because it offers an authentic experience of Istria. We look forward to its opening after the renovation, when its new interior will once again take in gourmets in search of fantastic food and drinks.
In addition to the excellent coffee, at Circolo Café, located next to the roundabout in the center of Buje, you will also find delicious snacks, both sweet (donuts and brioches) and savory (panini). City Caffe in Buje wins customers over with its modern ambiance and its excellent coffee, but with various tea offer, too. They also have a great selection of beers. Some of us have been going to the Rondo for hot chocolate with whipped cream, delicious pizzas, pancakes and other Istrian specialties and great wines practically our whole lives.
Coming to Novigrad and not having coffee at Vitriol would be a sin. Excellent service and great products on a top location would satisfy even the most demanding customers. We can order the Italian espresso, capo in b (cappuccino in bicchiere), American coffee or a latte macchiato to help us wake up, and then have a croissant, crostata or pie for breakfast. The Aroma Bar serves the fantastic illy coffee, and what makes it even more appealing is the ambiance with unique furniture such as glass-covered tables with coffee beans arranged in the shape of continents underneath. If we get a craving for a smoothie, frozen yogurt or Nutella pancakes with our coffee, we usually head for the Twist Bar on the Veliki trg square in Novigrad. This little café is the ideal place if you are looking to enjoy a good book with a view of the usual winter or summer crowds in a small Mediterranean town. The Gustolato Café has the ambiance of a modern Italian La dolce vita. We love it for its great selection of coffees. In the morning we usually go for the energizing Maggiore, a mixture of the robusta and arabica, or the Passagio, an aromatic one hunderd percent arabica from six different countries. We always like to end our visits to Gustolato with treats made according to traditional recipes.