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A morning ritual…

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The ritual of drinking coffee in Sarajevo lasts nearly five hundred years, not much less than this city exists. No surprise because coffee and coffeehouses are an inseparable part of life in the city. The first coffeehouse was opened in Sarajevo in 1534, right after the one that had been opened in Istanbul. After the ones in Sarajevo, coffeehouses were opened in other European cities,  ..” Excerpt from History of Sarajevo, author Jasminko Halilovic.

So for coffee lovers out there, this is a must to savor! In Europe, this is where it all began. It’s all about the coffee….. Ps- You can find great traditional coffee @ Restaurant Sadrvan and Restaurant Europa @ the old bridge of Mostar. There are many more places I’m sure. But currently, these 2 places are our fav.s. Enjoy!

An afternoon repast.


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Golden brown light pillowy buttery “peksimet” as the local called these. Similar to doughnuts or in Asia “油条”, if you love freshly made ones, these are in my opinion hard to beat.

The dollop of cream, locally called ” Kajmak ” is a form of sour cream. Goes with the cheese, which comes straight from the surrounding countryside,and the naturally smoked preserved thin slices of meat. All these are made to be savoured while enjoying the breeze and the sun.

Pictures taken @ the restaurant Sadrvan. Sadrvan Restaurant @ Old Bridge of Mostar. Well known among locals for great food and great service.

Sadrvan Restaurant @ Old Bridge of Mostar. Well known among locals for great food and great service.

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