Hidden Gems for Sofia

In our travel guide, you will find great things to do in Sofia

magazine_image

Sofia might not be the first place on your bucket list but it is definitely a destination worth visiting. It is Bulgaria’s stylish capital city, sitting beneath the peak of the towering Mount Vitosha. Great cafes / restaurants, historic churches, museums, and an easy access to the nearby mountains makes it a nice destination for a long weekend. In our travel guide, you will find great things to do in Sofia.

1. Hidden Gem Sofia: Drekka

If you are a coffee lover you should definitely stop by at “Drekka”. You will get the best coffee in Sofia here. The store sells different brands of coffee beans, different types of tea leaves, as well as cups, mugs and everything you need to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. For vegans there is also oat milk for making the perfect latte with foam. But non coffee drinkers will also enjoy it here as Drekka offers an amazing matcha latte. In terms of the interior, the store is very minimalistic and clean and has just a view spots with seating. Simply grab your coffee to go and enjoy Sofia.

Drekka

Dekka / © Instagram: drekkagb

2. Hidden Gem Sofia: Raketa Rakia Bar

This is the place to go if you want to have a drink after exploring Sofia. Raketa Rakia is known for its wide selection of rakia, a fruit-based brandy which Bulgaria has claimed as its national drink. For those who want to avoid feeling like hell the next morning, there is also an ample selection of Bulgarian beers and other drinks. Raketa is full of memorabilia from the socialist era. Customers are invited to bask in the mid-century minimalism of bare bulbs and blocky, modernist propaganda posters. Retro style – a throwback to the past.

raketa-rakia-ba

raketa-rakia-ba / © Instagram: theladybugchronicles

3. Hidden Gem Sofia: The View

This restaurant is located right in the city centre next to the National Palace of Culture, in one of the two brand-new high buildings. If you fancy a drink or good food while enjoying a panoramic view (at a height of 85.2 meters) of Sofia, then this is your spot. This restaurant is a more sophisticated yet affordable option, as its name suggests. You can also start your day here with a delicious breakfast from 7.30 am.

The View Restaurant

The View Restaurant / © Instagram: theviewrestaurantsofia

4. Hidden Gem Sofia: The Little Things Café

You could definitely spend the whole day at this café. Reading a good book while enjoying a cup of coffee. “The Little Things” is located in an inner yard opposite St. Sedmochislenitsi church. The café is in a real old-style Sofia house which gives it a unique atmosphere. The amazing food is prepared with seasonal, high-quality ingredients to create interesting combinations. The menu has a nice mixture of fresh salads, pasta, burgers, grilled fish and meats, with some vegan and vegetarian options. Whether you stop by for lunch or coffee make sure to try a piece of cake! Their homemade cakes are heaven.

The little things

The little things / © Instagram: ayucarlton

Vacation rentals in Sofia

Other posts in this category:

Travel Guide

Hidden Gems for the Dutch coast

When we think of Holland as a travel destination we often only think of a city trip to Amsterdam and forget that there is also a seaside. The Dutch coast is 450 km long and has plenty of beautiful beach spots. We found some really cool hidden gems for you around the area of Noordwijk and Zandvoort - just a stone throw away from Amsterdam. - Simply take the train and enjoy a beach day.
Travel Guide

Hidden Gems for Malaga

On the Costa Del Sol, Málaga is a beautiful city filled with history, culture and great food. With over 300 sunny days a year, hot summers and the warmest winters in Europe, it’s a great holiday destination all year around.
Travel Guide

Hidden Gems for Toronto

Art, food, beaches, nightlife – in Toronto, you’ve got it all. The nation’s most populous city is a top place to have fun and enjoy life.
Travel Guide

Hidden Gems for Goa

Goa combines the charm of the old world with the glamour of the modern age. Besides it´s beautiful beaches one of the best reasons of all to visit now is the brilliant food scene that is developing in north Goa.
Travel Guide

Hidden Gems for Ostuni

Ostuni is a beautiful hilltop city in southern Italy. It's whitewashed walls and houses in the old town with winding staircases, narrow alleys and beautifully decorated, colorful window frames make you think you're somewhere in Greece. Ostuni is a city for explorers, and a place to be enjoyed at your leisure over a couple of days. If possible, try to come during off season to ensure the best experience.
Travel Guide

Hidden Gems for Johannesburg

Johannesburg, also known as Jo’burg or Jozi for short, is South Africa’s most diverse, progressive and energetic city, as well as being the country’s best showcase for activism and optimism. Cape Town, Kruger National Park, KwaZulu-Natal: South Africa has some big-hitting sights. But a lot of visitors leave the country’s largest city, Johannesburg, off of their bucket lists