The KC Mesnička was opened only last year but feels like it has the potential of becoming one of the town’s iconic places. The program and diversity of events that take place in its cellar are a valuable addition to Zagreb’s music and cultural scene and they are not only reserved for weekends. It’s a self-proclaimed jazz club, but you can also come across flamenco evenings, regional DJ sets and experimental and fusion bands, as well as book readings of travel presentations.
It was the little separate gallery that one can see from the street which drew my attention to check out the inside of this place after walking past it several times. It turned out there are three separate parts of what is a private club and translates to “Cultural center Mesnička” – the above-mentioned gallery, the book-café next to it and a cellar where concerts and presentations take place.
Since it was a warm autumn afternoon, I decided to have coffee on the small terrace in front, right on the cobbled uphill Mesnička street that connects the long Ilica street with the upper town and which is surprisingly quiet given its location. The entrance to Grič tunnel is right next to the KCM, as is the ascent to the dreamy Strossmayer promenade – even if it is usually not a problem to find a free table here.