EK Bistro  Ljubljana

Image by Jože Slobodnik

EK Bistro – Extremely hipsterish, but classy

In colloquial Slovenian, being on the “EK” means to be on the corner. The bistro really lies on the corner of an Old-Ljubljana building. Its view is limited only by the unpredictability of the weather outside.

The terrace, located right in front of the restaurant perfectly captures the livelihood of the Petkovškovo Embankment. The road by the river, crossing the channel and the bar is closed for cars, thus, only bicycles decorate the already green surroundings. Having powerful WiFi, you could even sit on the narrow pedestrian bridge or beside the river and do whatever your heart desired on the interwebs (hint: The Wi-Fi password is bistroek1).

The interior is a sight on its own. Soft-dark-red bricks welcome a first time visitor in the cosiest way possible. The high ceilings provide for excellent acoustics. The kitchen is right behind an improvised wall, separating the dining room and the staff-only quarters in a very authentic way.

A bistro known for its glamorous breakfasts, its “hipster” waitresses will surprise far beyond this description can ever accomplish.

Plus, fancy people go there to make themselves visible to the mainstream-non-hipsterish-public (class strugle- 21st-century style). I’ve also been known to have looked around on one or two occasions. Such a hypocrite, I know…

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Details about this spot



65 Petkovškovo nabrežje, Ljubljana

Telephone number


Opening Times

07:00 - 18:00 daily


Glass of wine: € 3

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)