8 Best Cafes in Bratislava according to TripAdvisor!
Bratislava is a great place to visit for a short trip, with its charming and compact Old Town and the castle on the hill across the Danube, there is plenty to see and do. Be sure to check out our post about One Day in Bratislava to find out more.
If you are wondering what to do in Bratislava, you should consider checking out at least one of the cool cafes here. We went a bit crazy and found the 8 best cafes in Bratislava as listed on Tripadvisor, so that you know exactly which way to go!
At the end, we have a bonus spot for you that is sure to leave a positive memory for your trip to Bratislava.
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Cafe scene in Bratislava
So Bratislava is not exactly a very large city, but you will be surprised to see the burgeoning number of cafes sprouting up over here. Quality coffee is in high demand over here. Even restaurants are getting in on the act.
Back in the days of communism rule, the residents could only get their hands on Turkish coffee, but since it was liberated, the cafe scene is rapidly growing.
In fact, some might even go as far as saying that Bratislava is comparable to Vienna, whose coffee culture is so great that coffee shops have been named on the National Agency for the Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
We decided to make the most of our trip in Bratislava and indulged in the 8 best cafes in Bratislava based on the top 8 on TripAdvisor’s list, and now you get to read the lowdown!
We start our review with number 8, counting down to the top coffee shop.
The good news? They are all (except one) found in Bratislava Old Town so you can easily find them!
Read on to find out who they are!
Eleven Books and Coffee
Located in the Old Town near Michael’s Gate, this little cafe is excellent for those of you who loves reading and sipping coffee on a lazy day.
When you take your seat, expect to be served a jug of water with lemon, a really sweet gesture that not even some of the expensive cafes offer.
Do not expect to have a huge selection on offer here, but they are adequate. Cakes are available on the counter while you can get the standard fare of espresso and lattes.
There is a good choice of tea as well.
What makes the place special are the shelves of books along the walls, and guess what, there are English books available as well!
Address: Baštová 345, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovakia
Fee: From €1.30
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday, 2 pm – 6 pm, Closed on Sundays
Sitting at number 7 is Urban Bistro, and as the name suggests, the cafe is well designed in modern tones and seems to be a bit more upmarket.
Although the prices are higher than average, the experience is well worth it as the service is excellent, and the creative menu caters to all kinds of people.
You can expect to have you cakes or brunch, whichever you desire, plated beautifully.
The staff here are welcoming and knowledgeable, and can make good recommendations for you.
What we loved is the Urban Bowl, quinoa mixed with cheese, avocado and topped with Romanesque sauce. Try the ice cream too!
Address: Michalská 5, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Fee: From €6.90
Opening hours: Sunday and Monday, 9 am – 10 pm, Tuesday to Thursday, 9 am – 12 midnight, Friday and Saturday, 9 am – 2 am
This is one of those places where you are left scratching your head wondering why it is rated only number 6?
Although the prices are higher here, the food is excellent, and so is the setting and they definitely have one of the best coffees in Old Town.
It is not so common to find a modern minimalist cafe in Bratislava, and when it serves such delicious food, it should be a winner.
The staff took pains to make sure the food looks exquisite, and you can be forgiven for thinking that you are in a fine dining restaurant.
If you are just here for cakes and coffee, you will not be disappointed, and we strongly encourage you to have at least one slice of the salted caramel cake. You can thank us by leaving a comment down below.
Address: Ventúrska 274, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Fee: From €4.90
Opening hours: Sunday and Monday, 8.30 am – 8 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, 8.30 am – 10 pm
Konditorei Kormuth truly stands out in this list, largely due to its stunning interiors.
You would probably think that you are visiting an arts museum or stepping inside a centuries old church, with beautiful paintings and frescoes adorning the walls and ceilings.
Service is top notch right from the moment you approach the entrance, all the way till you leave the premises.
You will be served in vintage china, nothing less, and while we do think this is created for tourists in mind, it does offer something different and unique. You are not going to find many locals here.
Most importantly, the cakes were really good as well as the coffee. Be warned though, there is a minimum charge €10, which may turn some people off.
Address: Sedlárska 363, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Fee: From €10
Opening hours: Daily 9 am – 8.30 pm
Out of the 8 listed here, we would probably rank Mondieu Panska slightly lower, but that is not to say it is bad.
On the contrary, it is a fine cafe that takes on a French interior design.
The menu is simple and fresh, and the croissant is certainly worth a try here.
If you look through the menu, you can see that they focus on serving healthy and high quality food here, which is always a big plus.
Although it has a beautiful design, we guess the only thing that is missing here is the atmosphere, or rather the lack of, since it mostly feels drab, and the staff doesn’t seem to want to change that.
Address: Panská 27, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Fee: From €3.40
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 am – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday, 8 am – 10.30 pm, Sunday, 8 am – 9 pm
Taking up the third spot on the list of best cafes in Bratislava, Pasteleria highly deserves its place up here.
The owners have kept it simple, offering super tasty cakes and desserts, pairing them up with well made coffee.
After trying the cakes, you can tell that the quality is high and the ingredients used are fresh. Try out the pudding cake as well as the chocolate cake, but anything else is definitely worth the calories too.
We love that it is slightly off the main street, and there were no crowds, which just makes the experience so much better!
Address: Panská 246, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Fee: From €2
Opening hours: Daily 10 am – 7 pm
Before you even step in, you will be greeted by a dragon metal signpost above the entrance. Super cool.
Once you step inside, you get the sense that the owners wanted to make their customers feel at home. Modern furniture dot the sitting area and a quick glance at the counter reveals that they have unique offerings.
Not only can you get cakes and coffee, the cafe is well stocked with lunch items that range from duck pate to Chinese dumplings.
Although it is not exactly a traditional kind of cafe, more like a coffee shop plus wine bar, it does a good job for anyone who wants to sit down and relax over coffee.
Right in the middle of the cafe, you will find a book shelf where you are free to read the books. From what we see, they are mostly in Slovak though.
Address: Mikulášska 6652, 811 01 Bratislava-Hrad, Slovakia
Fee: From €2.50
Opening hours: Daily 8.30 am – 10 pm
Zeppelin Cafe Bratislava
Zeppelin Cafe and Souvenirs is a rather unique cafe, as it doubles up as a souvenir shop as well.
You easily come here for coffee and cake and walk out with a beautiful souvenir for yourself or your loved ones.
The variety is pretty decent, from magnets to figurines, and the quality is high.
As for the main show, the cafe itself is furnished like a home, giving a cozy feeling for whoever that steps in. You will be greeted by the ultra friendly staff who will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.
The choices of pastries is wide, and displayed prominently so that you can see the splash of colours each one contains.
Make sure to try out the popular blueberry cheese cake and pair it with a hot coffee!
Address: Sedlárska 364, 811 01 Staré Mesto, Slovakia
Fee: From €3
Opening hours: Daily 8.30 am – 10 pm
Best cafes in Bratislava: Verdict
The eight cafes listed here are all good in their own right, and it was really hard to choose a favourite. Maybe you can tell us which you like the most?
And as promised, we wanted to share with you 2 bonus cafes that we enjoyed a lot too, although they didn’t make the top 8 in TripAdvisor’s list.
Super laid back and superbly decorated, Urban House is easily one of the top cafes in Bratislava in our opinion.
The staff are chatty and witty, and you can be sure that they will recommend something special for you.
The modern design and unique furniture really draws you in, and creates a very cozy environment to relax and hang out.
Try out the food, hot chocolate and desserts, for they are well made and very delicious.
Slightly expensive, but definitely worth every penny.
Address: Laurinská 213/14, ground floor, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Fee: From €3.90
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 12 midnight, Friday and Saturday, 9 am – 2 am, Sunday, 9 am – 11 pm
Taking on a more traditional central European look, Five Points is right in the middle of the Old Town and is outstanding for its breakfast and brunch.
The coffee is on point (no pun intended!), probably the best coffee in this list, and the food is amazing.
While the decor of the cafe will not win any design awards, the food more than makes it up. You have to try out the avocado toast plus fig and ricotta on sourdough!
Address: Panská 23, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Fee: From €3
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 am – 11 pm, Friday to Sunday, 8 am – 12 midnight
What’s the Verdict?
So which coffee shop have you been to? Who serves the best coffee?
Well, the good news is that there are 10 cafes here, so you won’t be running out of options anytime soon.
Let us know which is your favourite in the comments down below!
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