Whenever I travel to any European city, I indulge in visiting gallery or museum cafés. I like to enjoy the artsy atmosphere and let’s be honest – sometimes the cappuccino you get after walking around an exhibition provides a stronger epiphany than the exhibition itself!
The Slovak National Gallery is getting ever more popular and so is their own café next door. The magnificent space occupies the corner of the gallery building, just a skip from the Danube riverside. It’s a great combination of the classic Central European cafe culture with modern gastronomic trends. The furnishings in tones of grey make you feel calm and intimate, while the huge windows with the view on the Danube provide plenty of daylight. The decorations on the high ceilings are remnants of the previous tenants- a Cuban bar. But nevermind, they somehow fit into the local, yet multicultural gallery environment.
Check their FB page for regular events – movie nights, flower arranging classes, talks and workshops about architecture, urban planning, photography, fashion, gallery related events or DJ nights…Proof that just like the gallery, they want to cater to all segments of the general public.
But even on a quiet weekday, just pop in and enjoy the calm and grandiose space – great to read a book on your own or meet your best friend over a glass of dry riesling.
On the menu you’ll find quality coffee, wine, beer, yummy cakes and healthy snacks for those in need of a small bite, warm or cold.