Coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world, there are many sorts of this beverage, from very cheap options to really expensive stuff. It can be really frustrating for all coffee enthusiasts when you find yourself in a new city and have no idea where to go get your daily dose of favorite brew, but In Your Pocket saves the day, below you’ll find a selection of some of the best coffee places in Skopje.
Located inside a 100-year-old house on one of the most beautiful streets in Skopje, this industrial-style cafe allows you to experience the spirit of both old and urban Skopje. The offer of home-made coffees combined with wonderful healthy breakfasts made from oats and fruit will fill you with energy in the morning. We recommend you go for the Choose Fresh & Healthy breakfast with a mix of fresh fruit. During the evenings, the cafeteria offers a selection of world famous cocktails with a range of techno, pop and house music playing in the background.
They like to make it clear that ‘size matters’, and the continued expansion of the 7g Espresso franchise may well take over the city before all is said and done. This is a coffee world for coffee fanatics, although it manages to stay clear of the pretentious atmosphere that plagues many similar places. It might sound redundant, but be sure to drink the espresso — you might not find a better one in the whole of Skopje. You can find this cafe at several other locations also.
Coffee & Friends
Located in the city centre, Coffee & Friends is a nice place to spend drinking coffee with (guess who?) your friends! And for those of you who are travelling alone, they sell awesome roasted coffee beans, a pack makes a nice gift for any coffee enthusiastic friends you have back home. So grab a cup to go, or spend some time to relax and enjoy it.
You know the place, uber-cool with a minimalist industrial tinge to the interior, a clientele that is as much local businessman as it is Macedonian millennial, and a commitment to good coffee that goes beyond the modern aesthetics. Coffee Factory ticks these boxes and ticks them with aplomb, and you can also buy beans to take home. There are a number of locations dotted around the centre, all of which follow the same aesthetic blueprint.
Espresso Bar La Strega
When you feel that it’s espresso o’clock, head over to Espresso Bar La Strega for they serve some of the best coffee in Skopje. The place is rather nice, and the people working there are plasant. Aside from regular coffee there are other wonders on their menu, such as espresso cocktails, a true treat for any coffee enthusiast.
Joy Cafe & Bakery
A place that sells coffee with non-diary milk is not often found in Macedonia, but is available in Joy Cafe & Bakery. The place is cozy, very light, and the atmosphere is pleasant, partly thanks to the friendly and attentive staff. The baked goods are always fresh and prepared with great ingredients. No wonder they have so many customers.
One of Skopje’s more pleasant surprises, Vinyl was started by a couple of friends who as so often happens opened the kind of place they wanted to hang out in but that didn’t exist at the time. Found in a convenient location for those who find themselves walking regularly between the city centre and Debar Maalo, this classic, industrial-feel café serves a cracking coffee, offers a few snacks and hosts regular DJs who try to blend with rather than dominate the environment.
The Gallery Cafe
You can probably guess what the interior of this place looks like, and you’d be right, a gallery. The walls are stacked with pictures in different shapes and sizes. They offer anything any usual café has to offer, from cocktail to beer, plus some extras, like a tasty cheese cake or a colorful donut, and many other sweets that will, with the aid of strong coffee, make sure you start your day properly.
Any place named after a wildly influential Russian writer is going to have to back that up with a vibrant literary atmosphere, and Cafe Gorki doesn’t disappoint. From the great minds behind Mendana, all the excellence of the old town spot is replicated here, but with a modern twist. We rarely suggest a plate of fries for lunch, but there is something immense about the massive plate of chips available here. Cafe Gorki is a snack lover’s paradise.
Che Café Bar
Close to the city centre, this unusual and hip place with a distinct vintage vibe serves good drinks at reasonable prices. They organise events of various sorts, from music to presentations, all aimed at providing everyone with a great time and lots of enjoyment. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is always high.