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Kavarna Union

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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The Grand Union Cafe has been Ljubljana's vibrant pulse since 1905! A wide choice of fruit, herbal and oriental teas, unique confectionery based on ancient recipes, excellent coffee, a variety of snacks, foreign and local newspapers and magazines...
US$2 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch
Cafe, European, Bar, Slovenian, Central European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel which was excellent so thought we would have a coffee and bit of cake just before leaving for Lake Bled as this is a historic cafe. It took a little while to order but not long enough to bother complaining....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Martin W
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this cafe by our guide who did our Ljubljana city tour. We also happened to be staying at the Grand Union Hotel where it is located. So we had afternoon tea at this old world cafe and had the most delicious desserts,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RSBSyd
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Kavarna Union blends the best of Slovene coffee culture with the feel of a classic Viennese coffee house. It's the meeting place of choice for local business deals fueled by coffee, and one of my Slovene friends uses it as his "office" away from home....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank strangersblog
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Whenever I visit Ljubliana I get a good coffee and a nice cake on this location. Very good atmosphere, quiet and some art deco/ art nouveau style interior inside. They also have terras outside. The selection of pastry is amazing.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peter-Jan D
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I went for a coffee brunch to Kavarana Union situated in Miklošićeva 1 Ljubljana for the first time June 24 2017 while I was completing in writing a Universified Fashion Portfolio during summer season 2017. This is the most adorable coffee-shop for those of 40...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank AntichristJesus
Reviewed 13 January 2018

This popular place for socializing (in person, not electronically) is always full. Most people just get a coffee or a drink. Beware: when you order hot chocolate, you get just that: melted chocolate. It was excellent but extremely rich. If you prefer American "hot chocolate",...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank entropy71
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I just wanted to share the most wonderful experience at the restaurant on the Grand hotel union. they had a salmon with pumpkin seeds for 9.5 euros (daily lunch) at it was awesome. I would like to have triple more potatoes, but ok :) Good...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Zilvute
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We came to enjoy some coffee and cake but we were disappointed. Coffee was just average and staff couldnt speak english. There were many missing labels for the cakes so I had to ask the waitress what types are they but she apparently didnt know...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank foodtravelling
Union_Hoteli_Team, Head Waiter at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear foodtravelling, I would not want to miss the chance to thank you for your recent visit and for having taken the time to share this detailed review. There really is no excuse for the insufficient level of service you experienced. I take your comments...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The recent restoration of this 1905 cafe is very welcome but at the same time it's not quite right. It feels too stiff and up-market for a traditional Austro-Hungarian cafe - which were civilised institutions but also relaxed and democratic (they've made the same mistakes...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank higvin
Union_Hoteli_Team, Hotel Managment at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear higvin, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback concerning your recent visit at Kavarna Union. Kavarna Union has been Ljubljana’s vibrant pulse since 1905. We are proud of its history, its cultural role in the past century and the most important, to...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Kavarna Union is a very pleasant place with really welcoming stuff; they are also supportive with organizing events as they let you organize your event (lecture etc.) at their place. We would like to thank Kavarna Union for cocreating our round table and for being...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Eva M
Union_Hoteli_Team, Kavarna Union Team at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Eva M, Thank you for your very positive review and for sharing your feedback regarding your event hosted at Kavarna Union. We appreciate your comments and it is fantastic to hear that you had such a memorable experience with us. We look forward to...More

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