When I was just a kid, my uncle used to take me to a small “kafana” that was on our street. Its name was “Čačanin“. During that time, many years ago, around 1980, on a table with classic checkered (plaid) red and white table covers there was the obligatory plate with a boiled egg — for free! Whenever my uncle took me there, I was delighted. Of course I always ate “ćevapi”.
Čačanin is from the word Čačak, the name of the city southwest from Belgrade. Unfortunately, today my uncle is gone and Čačanin from my street is gone also.
However, a few streets from my house, a new Čačanin was born, but during the years when I became a man from a boy, I wasn’t paying any attention. But family came along the way, and one day my wife said that it would be very nice if we could have a family lunch somewhere close to our home, especially on weekends.
From that moment on, every time we want to eat out or to celebrate some small success known only to our family members, or whenever we have some unexpected earnings or costs, or when we just want to be together in some nice place, we go to Čačanin.
It’s nothing fancy, waiters look just like the ones from old Čačanin where my uncle took me. It is a restaurant with quite a rustic look & good classic Serbian food. On weekends, you get a 30% discount — but you need a reservation!