Cogito Coffee’s interior decoration reminds me a little of my primary school classroom. I believe that the wooden desks and chairs and their colourfully painted legs produce that association, as well as the floor tiles and a large black painting on the wall that all leave the impression of a school hallway.
Maybe that’s also why I’ve spent a lot of time here drinking coffee while typing up my Master thesis. For me, Cogito Coffee is a place to think, or work. And often you can see the large wooden table occupied by other guests who read newspapers or large textbooks (I always assume them to be university students who just like me back then are trying out all possible locations and settings just to make studying for exams a little more inspiring – or bearable), work on their notebooks or brainstorm together. A great thing about it, and what I miss in most cafes and bars in Zagreb, is that it’s smoke-free and the only smell in the air is that of delicious, freshly roasted coffee beans.
I also like to stop by Cogito coffee to buy presents for my coffee-loving friends and relatives. The tastefully packed Cogito coffee beans that you can buy here are actually roasted not that far away – Cogito started not as a cafe, but a coffee roasting business, right next to U dvorštu where they still have their headquarters.