What is better than finding a refreshing secret patio during a heat wave in Ljubljana? With a delicious homemade ice tea or cordial in your hand, chilling in a boho inspired urban garden, probably not a lot of things! Allow us to introduce you our favourite magical nooks, to find your shadow as easy as possible. Check them out below.



Besides coming for the delicious mixed charcuterie or ?ompe (funny name but incredibly delicious potato dish from North-west Slovenia), this restaurant has an extensive list of wines and cocktails to make your night out extra Slovenian. This restaurant with amazingly rich history has a gorgeous garden with string lights which will make you feel right at home. Also, one more thing –  if you’re in desperate search of “anti-green-smoothie” kind of  breakfast, you will love their new offer of good old traditional breakfasts that will make you love the mornings and fill you up for the day.

Find their website here.

Drama Kavarna

The quintessential cafe with the English garden vibe, located on the terrace of the national theatre Drama, will whisk you away to an enchanted place. Think of a drink and a show, a carefree chat between the intervals with a glass of champagne in your hand or simply enjoying the stunning view of Ljubljana Castle while sipping on a homemade ice tea and munching special Kavarna cookies. Open from 4pm to 12am every day except Sunday when they’re closed. 


Situated in Rožna dolina, ?ad has everything you could want for a yummy, casual dining experience. It has the barbecue, the history, and a wonderful garden for you to enjoy their food. Here you will find all the Serbian food your soul could ever need, so pull up a chair and order one of your favorite meaty dish. It is said that they were the first to serve famous ?evap?i?i in Ljubljana in 1960’s. To know more fun facts about Ljubljana, you’re kindly invited to book the foodwalk with us.


Besides the fact that they serve the best Thai curry in town and that they’re the experts of combining the Asian flavors with European, Shambala is definitely known as well for its lush vegetation. Entering from one of the most floral streets in Ljubljana Križevniška, their gorgeous hidden garden is the spot you’ll want to dine at. Plants in full bloom and intimate, detached tables add to the peaceful and calming atmosphere, hence this is the perfect place to bring a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. 

Organic garden

This cute little eatery is known for having one of the most delicious healthy food in town, offering different kinds of burgers, smoothies, desserts and other organic food made from local ingredients. The hidden backyard patio with an entrance from the neighbouring shop is filled with stylish touches: wooden pallet furniture in levels, cushy pillows on the seats and of course luxurious greenery. You’ll want to stay in this urban garden oasis sipping on your second homemade basil lemonade.

Find their opening hours here.

Have we tempted your inner Sherlock in search for good food and good mood? Of course, you are always more that welcome to join our foodwalk and discover more of Ljubljana’s hidden corners with us.


Thanks for reading!

If you crave some more delicious experiences, come join our food tours! Or buy our super informative, mobile-friendly and helpful foodie e-guide. Also, if you need help with your travel planning to Ljubljana and/or Slovenia, do not hesitate to contact us as we do also offer these services. Cheers from the yummy side of the Alps!