Graz: The 5 different one: Coffee Time

Category: Design Travelers;

Storyteller: Ines Delić, architect;

couldn’t leave Graz without sharing with you my top 5 cafés. Of course there are a lot more interesting places in this lovely city but here I want to give you an insight into my favourites. I hope you will enjoy!

Nisam mogla napustiti Graz bez da podijelim s vama mojih top 5 kafića. Naravno, postoji mnogo više interesantnih mjesta u ovom lijepom gradu, ali sad želim da vam dam uvid u moje omiljene. Nadam se da ćete uživati!

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Die süße Luise (The sweet Luise)

This place is a total insider tip! Located on Lendplatz (a charming farmers market) and put into a small market stall. It breaths a total boho chic style! When you sit down in the garden among the carefully picked decoration you have the feeling of sitting in a 60s movie. When you come on the weekend you have to be really lucky to get a sitting spot. Otherwise, just get an espresso, sip it while you are standing and wait for a table. Everything that is prepared and you get on your plate comes from the farmers around Luise. Why is she sweet? Just try the Cupcakes or the Apple pie!

Die Süße Luise (Slatka Luise)

Ovo mjesto je pravi insajder savjet! Nalazi se na Lendplatz-u (šarmantna poljoprivredna pijaca), te je smještena u mali štand. Potpuno odiše boho chic stilom! Kada sjednete u baštu među pažljivo izabran dekor imate osjećaj kao da sjedite u nekom filmu iz 60tih. Ako ste došli za vrijeme vikenda morate biti stvarno sretni da dobijete sjedeće mjesto. Ako ne, naručite espresso te pijuckajte stojeći dok čekate stol. Sve što se priprema te dobijete na vašem tanjuru dolazi od poljoprivrednika oko Luise. Zašto je slatka? Samo okusite njene cupcakes ili pitu od jabuka!

Photography: Ines Delić

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Conte

If you want to feel like you are having coffe at your grandmothers house, go there! Relatively new but it already has been voted as one of the favourite cafés in Graz. The interior is mostly held in warm tones and the bar coated with colorful pattern tiles is a real eye catcher. The straight lines of the furniture don’t steal the show but are as well worth a look. The coffee comes from a small Italian roast house in Verona and is amazingly delicious. When you head towards the main train Station be sure to make a stop there!

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Ako želite da se osjećate kao kod bake u kući dok pijete kafu, obavezno odite tamo! Relativno nov ali je već izglasan kao jedan od omiljenih kafića u Graz-u. Unutrašnjost je uglavnom dekorisana toplim tonovima a bar, koji je obložen šarenim mozaik pločicama, pravi je eye catcher. Minimalistički namještaj ravnih linija je također vrijedan pogleda. Kafa dolazi od jedne male italijanske pržionice iz Verone te je nevjerovatno ukusna. Kada krenete prema glavnoj željezničkoj stanici obavezno svratite tamo!

Photography: Ines Delić

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Culture Exchange

 It’s a café combined with a bike shop. You ask yourself why? The owners come from different parts of the world (England, USA, Greece and Italy) and have a passion for bikes and cycling. Voilà Culture Exchange is born. They first started with a shop in Serbia, but as problems occurred they had to look for another country. Austria, Graz more specific was the lucky winner. CE is not just a cafe that sells bike accessories and repairs your bike. It is a place for concerts, exhibitions, workshops and screenings of films or documentaries. As Graz is truly a thriving cycling city you shouldn’t miss this place and inform yourself on the next bike-event.

Culture Exchange

To je kafiću u kombinaciji sa prodavnicom za bicikla. Pitate se zašto? Vlasnici dolaze iz različitih dijelova svijeta (Engleska, SAD, Grčka i Italija) te imaju zajedničku strast prema biciklu i biciklizmu. Voilà Culture Exchange je rođen. Prvo su počeli sa prodavnicom u Srbiji, ali nakon nekoliko poteškoća morali su potražiti drugu zemlju. Austrija, tačnije Graz bio je sretni dobitnik. CE nije samo kafić koji prodaje biciklistički pribor te vrši popravke vašeg bicikla. To je mjesto za koncerte, izložbe, radionice i projekcije filmova ili dokumentarnih filmova. Kako je Graz je zaista biciklistički grad nemojte propustiti ovo mjesto i obavijestiti se o sljedećem biciklističkom događaju.

Photography: Culture Exchange

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Tagtraum (Daydream)

Heaven for vegetarians and vegans. The food is all biological and regional. And, as the two owners look after the environment their statement flew into the interior. All the furniture is second hand or bought from local young designers, as well as the pictures on the wall. If you like a chair or a lamp ask for the price, pay and take it with you. Their moto is: “We oppose the consumerist madness and utilize what we like.”

Tagtraum (dnevni san)

Raj za vegetarijance i vegane. Sva hrana je biološka i regionalna. Kako obje vlasnice brinu o okolišu te životnoj sredini unijele su svoj stav u enterijer. Sav namještaj, kao i slike na zidu, su rabljene ili kupljene od lokalnih mladih dizajnera. Ako vam se svidja stolica ili lampa pitajte za cijenu, platite i ponesite sa sobom. Njihov moto je: “Mi se protivimo potrošačkom ludilu te iskorištavamo ono što nam se sviđa.”

Photography: Ines Delić

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MehlSchwalbe

A great breakfast/brunch café with a slow-food philosophy. Located in the old Franziskaner-neighborhood with a quite outdoor space. My tip is to go there around noon so you will be able to enjoy the sunshine on your face while eating delicious regional food. The former courtyard side storage space was transformed into a café with it`s own bakery. The interior is modest but the wooden accents provide a warm and pleasant atmosphere. Possibly the best cakes and pastries in the city are made in an appropriate ambiance.

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Predivan kafić za doručak / brunch s filozofijom slow food-a. Nalazi se u starom Franziskaner-kvartu s tihom i ugodnom baštom. Moj savjet je da idete tamo oko podneva jer ćete tako najduže moći uživati u suncu na vašem licu dok jedete ukusnu regionalnu hranu. Bivši prostor za skladištenje je pretvoren u kafić sa vlastitom pekarom. Unutrašnjost je skromna ali drveni detalji daju toplu i ugodnu atmosferu. Možda najbolje torte i kolači u gradu se stvarno pripravljaju u odgovarajućem ambijentu.

Photography: Ines Delić

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