Where to Eat & Drink in Croatia
Updated: Jul 23, 2019
We ate at some really incredible places whilst we were in Croatia. To me, a great meal is a combination of excellent food, beautiful surroundings and wonderful ambiance. I get inspiration from Tripadvisor, Pinterest, Instagram and other blogs to find great places when travelling somewhere new. Here's a round up of our favourites!
This place was so good I wrote an entire blog post for it. One of the most romantic restaurants we've ever been to. Dining out on the waterfront terrace at sunset was so special, and theres not many tables at all so it feels really intimate.
I great little Bosnian restaurant within the old town. Really popular, people were waiting an hour for a table! We shared the meat platter and certainly didn't go home hungry! Book a table!
Cogito Coffee (Ploce Gate)
Tiny little coffee shop that we went to every day whilst we were here. They serve iced coffee too which was a bonus on hot days! Really fun vibe, and there's a bakery ideally located just over the road to pick up morning pastries.
Lady Pi Pi
This vine covered terrace restaurant is worth the climb up the hill! Located at the top of the Old City, it has great views as well as great food. They don't take reservations, just get in line and await freshly grilled meats and seafood! (They don't open if it's raining).
I also wrote a post about this bar and swimming spot. They don't serve food, but a beer here after a dip in the Adriatic Sea was a highlight for us in Dubrovnik. The stairs and terraces go on forever, you're bound to find a table eventually!
You probably won't read a review of Hvar without reading about Fig Cafe (they've opened a location in Split now too!) We had planned to go for dinner, but a thunderstorm changed our plans. I however, wasn't willing to pass up the chance to try here so we came for breakfast. Hands down the best breakfast I have ever had. The spicy eggs are insane, I seriously have to work out how to make them!
As I mentioned, one of our nights in Hvar was disrupted by a huge lightning and rainstorm, but we certainly didn't let it ruin our evening. We went online and ordered pizzas via Gustico's app and they didn't let us down. We put our feet up and enjoyed mother natures show, with a side of pepperoni.
A little bar/restaurant on our favourite beach in Hvar. They do a great rosé Croatian wine! You can either sit at a table or take your drinks down to lay out on the beach.
Ciri Biri Bela
This was our favourite place in Split, we came back for breakfast on our last morning we loved it so much. Hidden away in a little courtyard you'll find Ciri Biri Bela. Lit up at night with twinkly lights, serving incredible food (best risotto ever) and excellent service, it's hard to beat. It was also incredibly well priced compared to other restaurants in Croatia.
To Je Tako
Down the tiniest little side street in Split you'll find this gem of a Mexican restaurant. Order margaritas and lots of food, you'll leave very happy you came. No reservations, turn up and hope for the best!
Bokeira & Bokamorra
Sister restaurants, we had a drink at Bokeira and cocktails and pizzas at Bokamorra. It's lovely to sit out in the sun and people watch at Bokeira, whilst Bokamorra is better in the evening. They make a mean basil and gin take on the mojito (might actually be better, just putting it out there).
Okay, so not technically in Split but I wanted to mention it anyway. We day-tripped to Brela whilst staying in Split (I will write a whole post about it, I loved Brela!) Whilst there we stopped at a little beach front bar/cafe called Macic and enjoyed a glass of Croatian wine (which I've become quite accustomed to), with a wonderful view of the beach and mountains.
This is just a round up of our favourites! Croatia was a foodie heaven, so many great eats. Let me know if you find any gems not on our list!