There’s a little box in the city center, edged by run-down walls. Inside is an impromptu kitchen and a table for four. And, of course – the owner, chef and waiter (all being the same person), with her dog. This tiny shack is actually a one-of-a-kind restaurant.
It all began when the owner wanted a break from her day film director job. She started creating vegetarian meals, influenced by exploring faraway cultures. Initially, it was only delivery-based, and then she moved into the Little Box (meaning of the name, pronounced koo-tee-yee-tsah), where you can now book a table.
It feels like visiting your mom and/or dad, but they are vegetarian and make you tasty homemade dishes with dashes of Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. As the description goes, you can expect „domestic vegetarian cuisine with interpretations, fusions and imitations of dishes from around the globe“.
The daily menu can, for example, include pumpkin with leek and poppy seeds, Thai curry with dried banana, chutney and raita. A veggie burger made of potatoes with kaymak and herbs or lentil and beet khorma paired with cinnamon basmati. It’s delicious, creative, and the combinations are definitely out-of-the-box.
For ordering or visiting, contact Kutijica via Instagram or phone. For the daily menu, follow its imaginative IG posts or consult the chef. Kutijica is located on the premises of an old brewery on Cetinjska Street, across from the “Dim” club/art space. During the summer, it spreads outdoors, with some more tables and a siesta hammock.