Pekarna Osem, a small bakery with soul, is located in the heart of the Old Town. It is run by Andrej Gerželj who is in love with bread. Customers are very important to him so during his work he tries to take some time and make small talk with everyone who comes into Pekarna Osem (Bakery Eight). The young baker with a big smile on his face and sparkling dark eyes starts baking every weekday at six in the morning. He opens the doors of his bakery two hours later, at eight, when the smell of freshly baked bread spreads down the street. And don’t be too late. They might run out of delicious bread before the official closing time! 🙂
Learning from French, Dutch and American bakers he developed his own recipes. I’ve tried crunchy bread with cheese and the one with walnuts and coffee. Tasting products created with love and made of local flour with no artificial ingredients and colors, this officially became my favorite bakery in Ljubljana! I guarantee you definitely won’t regret a stop in this charming, and a bit nostalgic, bakery with great energy where you get served bread in specially designed white paper bags.