Great food, low prices and very comfortable. Located away from the rush hour, yet conveniently placed just about 20 minutes away from the city center, the restaurant “Fener” (which translates to “Lantern”) is a great place to eat, especially if you’re on a budget.
Try their grilled cheese and bread sticks for a price of 180-200 MKD (around € 3), there’s great pizzas, lots of breaded and deep-fried goodness (nuggets, onion rings, cream cheese), and if you’re staying nearby, make sure you have your breakfast there at least once.
The staff is polite and helpful, the clientèle is local and regular, which means that it can be a great experience for you, if you want to escape the ‘tourist train’ and get a glimpse into the lunch routine of people who live nearby.
It’s on the west side of a small square, with cafes close to it, so if you decide to eat there and take your coffee-drinking appetite elsewhere, you have several choices. However, I would recommend to choose whatever sounds interesting from the menu, and complete the whole experience with a nice cup of espresso.