The KC Mesnička was opened in January this 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.
It was the little separate gallery that one can see into 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 uphill cobbled Mesnička street that connects the long Ilica street with the upper town and which is surprisingly quiet given its location. Although the entrance to Grič tunnel is right next to the KCM as is the ascent to the dreamy Strossmayer promenade – even in busy Advent time it was never a problem to find a free table here and it felt like a place where one can escape the pre-holiday madness that the city surrenders to every December.