The foodie guide to Plovdiv

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galina shoteva

The foodie guide to Plovdiv

I am a food enthusiast, food blogger and owner of the Instagram page @plovdiv.food.diary.

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Breakfast and Brunch

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Multi Culti
galina:No wonder this place won the award for Brunch place of 2018. Everything is made from scratch and is absolutely delicious. The coffee is also superb. The alcohol is carefully selected and the cocktails are quite nice as well.
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Pavaj
galina:You won't go wrong with Pavaj at any time of the day, but if you want to try a typical breakfast - don't miss the "Mekici" in Pavaj. They are served at brunch time during the weekends and taste like home-made from your caring grandma. Make sure to have a reservation.
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Image - Хлебарница Капана
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Хлебарница Капана
galina:Kapana Bakery offers some delicious treats like croissants, cookies and sandwiches and it is the perfect breakfast spot whether you are on the go or want to sit and enjoy people passing by Kapana. My absolute favourite are the almond croissants. P.S. only cash payments
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Lunch

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Tomato
galina:Really good lunch menu and is also a perfect place unwind after a long day with some tapas and wine. Very close to the centre.
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Image - Бирария Jägerhof
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Бирария Jägerhof
galina:The lunch menu is one of my favourite in the city. However, salads from the lunch menu are quite small, but everything is always delicious. They offer craft beer as well and it is very good too.
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Restaurant Djump
galina:Very nice restaurant located on the Maritza river. Great lunch menu and nice atmosphere.
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The Theatre
galina:Located just outside the Drama Theatre in Plovdiv with its modern style it is a true gem hidden in the city centre.
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Central Park
galina:Located in Tzar Simeonova Gradina this place offers a huge variety and vegan options as well. Probably the best hummus in town.
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Veggic
galina:Vegans rejoyce! Veggic is located in Kapana and offers a different daily menus so be sure to check it out on Facebook. They also have very good bread and sweets selection.
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Coffee places

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Monkey House
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Barber&Cat Bar
galina:Although they have great cocktails, I generally prefer to sit here for coffee in the afternoon. Plus they serve one of the best lemonades in town.
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Dinner

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Tams House
galina:This has to be my favourite restaurant in Plovdiv for any time and any occasion. I love the modern take on the dishes and the fact that the menu changes according to the season.
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Smokini
galina:Very modern and industrial style place. The translation of Smokini is figs so don't be surprised if they appear in most dishes. Smokini salad is all time favourite of mine.
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Le Petit Paris
galina:This is the French gem in Plovdiv. Very nice atmosphere and delicious food. Try the duck and the french onion soup. They also have lunch menu which I would also recommend.
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Hemingway Restaurant
galina:This is one of the classics. Located in the city centre near City Hall. If you want to have something more fancy like octopus carpaccio this is the place. Also, don't miss the souffle.
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Айлякрия
galina:Here you can have more typical food such as kachamak with pastarma, traditional cooked lamb and traditional meatballs to name a few. The sandwich with pulled pork is a must!
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Atlas Restaurant
galina:If you want fine dining with a view of the City Hall and the fountain this is the place.
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Desserts

For all of you that have a sweet tooth just like me

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Savini Gelato Plovdiv
galina:Savini's french milk chocolate is my absolute favourite ice-cream at the moment. They also have a keto hazelnut flavour as well as several vegan ones. The ice-cream cones are gluten free and you can also request home made ones.
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Image - GELATERIA VIVALDI
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GELATERIA VIVALDI
galina:If you are looking for out of the ordinary flavours that you never thought you could eat as an ice cream - this is the right place. For those of you that like sweet and sour combinations they serve different cheese flavours with: gorgonzola, blue cheese, brie, goat cheese and ricotta.
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Tams House
galina:Probably one of the best dessert places in Plovdiv. Tams House offers modern interpretations of classical desserts and also their own. Try the egg and you won't be disappointed.
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Image - Palloncino Gelateria
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Palloncino Gelateria
galina:Great ice-cream place in the centre of Kapana. My personal favourite is the Baklava taste, but the toffee is also very good.
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Drinks

Favourite places to get a drink

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Gingertale bar
galina:Based in the lively Kapana district this is one of my favourite spots for after work drinks this summer. As a gin lover I would recommend trying the French 75 cocktail. Every Thursday the host swing dance parties.
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ANYWAY Social Bar
galina:This is my other favourite place for drinks this summer. It has the typical for Kapana lively atmosphere, plus the cocktails are really nice. I always end up having the gin and tonic ones, but the bloody marry is also good. If you visit in the early hours - they have really nice coffee.
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Club Fargo
galina:Cool and hip place if you want to try something outside of Kapana and maybe even a bit more relaxed. They make their own special sangria, which I highly recommend. The bloody marry is also great.
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Image - Пощата | Bar The Post
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Пощата | Bar The Post
galina:Inside of an old building just across the central post in Plovdiv. Another cool and hip place - I would say the atmosphere and vibe reminds me a bit of Fargo. Nice cocktails and great music.Look for their events on Facebook.
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Image - Пивоварница Каменица
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Пивоварница Каменица
galina:The building in which the Bulgarian beer Kamenitza was produces up until few years ago is now turned into a modern brewery offering a variety of craft beers - some flavours exclusive for the restaurant. Try the tasting menu of 4 different beers. They also offer good food and lunch menu.
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Image - Котка и Мишка, Cat and Mouse Craft Beer Bar
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Котка и Мишка, Cat and Mouse Craft Beer Bar
galina:The must visit place for beer lovers.
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Wanderguide map

  1. Multi Culti
  2. Pavaj
  3. Хлебарница Капана
  4. Tomato
  5. Бирария Jägerhof
  6. Restaurant Djump
  7. The Theatre
  8. Central Park
  9. Veggic
  10. Monkey House
  11. Barber&Cat Bar
  12. The Family Coffee Roasters
  13. Tams House
  14. Smokini
  15. Le Petit Paris
  16. Hemingway Restaurant
  17. Айлякрия
  18. Atlas Restaurant
  19. Savini Gelato Plovdiv
  20. GELATERIA VIVALDI
  21. Tams House
  22. Palloncino Gelateria
  23. Gingertale bar
  24. ANYWAY Social Bar
  25. Club Fargo
  26. Пощата | Bar The Post
  27. Пивоварница Каменица
  28. Котка и Мишка, Cat and Mouse Craft Beer Bar

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