Something curious about Zagreb is that there only few places where you can have something to eat and drink in the same place, like in Brazilian bakeries. Here you always find small bakeries - PEKARNICA (pecárnitza) – where you can buy pastries, sandwiches or something sweet. Next door there will certainly be a café where you can sit and order coffee.
Some bigger bakery chains also offer coffee, and my suggestion is MLINAR (mlínar), because the price is good, some work 24/7, the attendants speak English very well and the latte is really tasty. Do not miss the opportunity to buy some pastry, sit down in a good Coffee House and enjoy the pleasures of the city. Try the FRUIT BEER, which have a sweeter taste and little alcohol; and the RAKIJAS (ráquias), a popular liquor made of fruit.
A delicatessen I recommend is RAUZ(ráuj), two blocks west of Central Square. It is a beautiful place with cakes, sweets, pastry and delicious coffee!
Brazilian people, however, may not like the food – it is drier and less spicy. Beans, only in the countryside. If you are a fish lover, there is plenty for you! Having fish every Friday was a religious tradition, that has now become very popular. Of course there are other types of meat, but fish is the main dish.
In the pubs, do not look for the cash desk. There is none! Here, you either leave the money on the table by the ashtray, or give it to the waiter. To anything you order, you will be give a check with the price to pay and the amount of taxes at the bottom.Important: if the waiter does not give you the check, you do not have to pay! This is a rula here in Croatia!
Gabriel Sehn Silva. Construction Technician, student of Architecture at UFPEL-RS. A trainee in Croatia for 5 months, traveling when possible and diving into another culture.