Irrespective of the season, laid-back Saturdays and Sundays have a particular appeal, and on days like these, a leisurely breakfast is a must. When the mood strikes, I like to sit in one of the numerous places in Prishtina where you can order anything from a traditional breakfast of “llokuma” (beignets) to avocado toast.
Where to go, though, when you want something different, especially when your morning is sliding into the afternoon? When you’re hankering for “something” despite not knowing what it is?
I found that “something” at “Bukë e Zemër”, on the way to Germia park, and it is literally called “Bukë e Zemër”, a most delicious puff pastry filled with a mix of spinach, mushrooms, and bits of suxhuk (home-made sausage). The mixture is faultless, and I am sure I tasted umami.
The place started as a bakery, offering a wonderful selection of breads and all manner of baked goods. I still remember my first visit – the bakery smelled of freshly baked goods mingled with a faint smell of greenwood. Today, the same lovely smell was rising from the bakery to the first floor, where the dining area is. On a summer’s day such as today, you can feel the faint breeze coming through the large open windows, while your eyes take in the lush green of the trees.
If you chance upon the owners, Linda and Ridi, you are in for a treat. If not, the food alone with suffice.