Banitsa is a traditional Bulgarian pastry, prepared with various sweet or savory fillings and enjoyed at any time of the day! HleBar is where I’ve eaten the most delicious banitsa in Sofia! It’s a bakery, serving hot drinks, a variety of plant-based foods and drinks (including milk for your coffee), and – of course – baked goods!
There are two big shining stars on their menu that deserve special attention here: The first is their potato-mushroom-leek banitsa, which is truly magnificent, perfectly balanced, yet rich and fulfilling – I could eat it every single day and never get tired of it! The second is their rather more traditional Bulgarian banitsa with pumpkin, walnut, and honey filling. I obviously highly recommend both of them, as well as pretty much everything else they bake in HleBar! You can always find a good few sweet and savory options and you can sit in the cozy upstairs area to enjoy a moment of Bulgarian deliciousness!