Cafe U Dvorištu, literally meaning “cafe in the courtyard”, is everything its name suggests. Situated in the city’s Center, this café can be found tucked away from the streets, in a peaceful area surrounded by old buildings. Visitors can enjoy its relaxing and homey interior as well as its creatively decorated terrace, packed during warmer months.
Cafe is well known for serving different types of Ethiopian, fair trade coffee, tasty varieties of tea and lots of brands of beer (including Erdinger, Fischer’s and O’Hara stout on draught). The coffee is excellently prepared and the service is really good. The owners hang there pretty often, talking to their customers and helping them decide what to drink.
This place also serves as an art gallery as well as a meeting point for local poets and writers. Music plays an important role to this café, as it often functions as a jazz venue. By a coincidence, it is even situated next to a music shop.
All in all, Cafe U Dvorištu is a unique place with a relaxing atmosphere where you can drink excellent coffee, beer or rakija. Hanging with your friends or sitting by yourself, this bar encourages you to have a good and culturally inspiring time. The only downside (for me) is the fact it’s closed on Sundays and holidays, when most people are free to enjoy their cup of coffee.