Elida’s desserts and ice cream are sweet, but not as sweet as the history behind the most famous ice cream/pastry place in Prishtina. Just so you know, Elida was listed in the Cultural Heritage of Kosovo in 2017. Why?
Ever since it opened in 1978, Elida hasn’t changed much. There you can find the same ‘classic’ desserts & ice cream, as well as the same tables and chairs where Kosovo’s elite during the ’90s sat on. At a time when tensions between ethnic Albanians and Serbs were flaring…it was at Elida where the first discussions among Albanian politicians to establish the Republic of Kosovo were made. As Kosovo’s institutions were shutting down by the Serbian regime, leaders swapped their offices for seats at Elida to discuss political matters that would later shape the future of Kosovo.
The favorite place of Kosovo’s First President Ibrahim Rugova – Elida has welcomed numerous notable writers, political figures, artists and intellectuals over the years. Now it’s your turn!
So let’s get to the real reason you’re here. Ice cream and dessert. Elida is mostly known for its ice cream, so no recommendations here. However, when it comes to cakes and pastries, here are the ‘classics’ that would be (potentially) interesting to try: shampite, krempite, indianka, tulluma, and bohemi.
Intriguing fact: there is only one guy who has the recipe of bohemi. He’s had it for 18 years and he is not willing to share it. All you can do is go there and get a taste, literally!