Hidden Gems for Sofia

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


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.


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 / © 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

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