Zagreb can be described as a city with the biggest lounge. The moment the sun appears in the sky in spring, restaurant, cafe and coffeehouse terraces open for custom. Streets become promenades, places to get a cup of coffee, relax or have a business meeting. A combination of Mediterranean cordiality andd northern business sense make any visitor feel welcome.

Lounging in cafes has been a long tradition in this city. The Zagreb Green Horseshoe and the main square of Ban Josip Jelačić have always been hubs of social life in Zagreb. Nowadays, this has spread across the whole city center, around the pedestranised zone and even further. People from all walks of life can find somenthing of interest here. Cafes around Ban Jelačić, or simply 'Square' as it isoften referred to, attract prominent figures.

Preradović, also know as Flower Squre, is loved by artist and young people,as well as an older crowd. Tkalčićeva, once the border between Gradec and Kaptol, used to be full of pubs and served as the red-light district, but nowadays it is a trendy destination for rendezvous and relaxation for whole family. The romantic among you can take the funicular on Ilica, the shortest one in the world used for public transportation-you'll reach the Upper Town in 55 seconds.

All of these locations form part of the phenomenom know as špica. Every saturday around noon people of all ages come to the centre because that is the time and place to see and be seen. The ritual is always the same: people slowly sip coffee, read the Saturdays papers, stop off at Dolac market to pick up fresh produce and then go home to prepare lunch. In every neighbourhood there is a favorurite meeting place where regular feel welocome and where everybody knows your name.

In the menu on the left side you can find lots of nice places to spend a pleasant morning, afternoon, evening or night in Zagreb.


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