Café Velvet was a former meeting point with a cult status. But eventually it closed its doors, leaving Zagreb with one less bustling café. That is, until 2009, when the new owners reopened it with the significant touch of an artsy flare.
Now Velvet is a lavish place consisting of two large spaces with different entrances and a terrace, where you can treat yourself with a tasty coffee, freshly made juices, toasts, cakes and pies. It is extravagantly decorated by its co-owner Saša Šekoranja, the renowned artist and florist, who regularly makes sure that everything is in its right place.
Personally I find Velvet as one of the best places for a relaxing chit-chat with my friends. After a hard day of work, when all the lights in Velvet come up, having a pleasant conversation in a smoke-free environment and a nice cup of coffee with all those tasty delights on the menu feels pretty good. Even if you don’t have a friend to keep you company, this place is relaxing enough for you to read newspapers or a book, as well as watching locals and movie buffs from Cinema Tuškanac pass by.