Like any other city on the Mediterranean, Split also has a very easy-going lifestyle with a great number of cafés on almost every corner. Thanks to the amazing weather and about 2,700 hours of sunshine a year, it is possible to sit outside and sip your café latte during each season. This January has really been fantastic and I sometimes wonder if spring has already started? When I show the city to my guests, we often have a coffee/ cake break. It is nice to take it easy and explore the city without any rush, as we would say “pomalo”. Especially with such tours that are a bit longer like Grand Tour of Split. For my blog here, I have only chosen four cafés, but the list is really endless.
I love the two seagulls perching there ( don’t they blend in nicely? ) – a work of art by sculptor Neno Mikulić.
Bačvice beach is the place where locals play their beloved game of picigin. It is an amateur sport played in shallow water where the players’ goal is to keep a small ball from touching the water. You can join in or maybe just watch it comfortably from the shade of the café.
Besides being a restaurant known for fine dining, Dvor is a café, too. It has a beautiful outdoor garden with stunning sea views. It is twenty minutes’ walk from the old town of Split which makes it less touristy.
The outdoor seating is very appealing and even during the hottest days you can sit here comfortably thanks to the deep shade of trees. Gazing into the sea and listening to the waves makes it both soothing and romantic! Coffee is nice, too!
D 16 café
There’s coffee at the end of the tunnel.
Last, but definitely not least is Cvrčak. It is another dreamlike spot to completely relax and soak up the sun, located on the western side of the city, close to ACI Marina, Split. I love coming here in winter to have coffee and enjoy the sun’s rays. During the summer, I come here with my friends for a swim and then, more often than not, we stay in the evening for an aperitif.
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Besides its natural beauty, Hvar Island is also well-known for its rich cultural heritage. If you are a history buff, there are plenty of things to explore. The island prides itself not with one, but three UNESCO heritage sites.
Here I am at Vidilica, the first viewpoint of Marjan Park Hill enjoying my coffee and admiring an amazing view of Split and its harbour. The steep walk that I took from the city centre in this heat is definitely paying off.
In his latest blog, Ziggy – NY based tour guide – writes about Split and gives 10 tips when you visit my town. Moreover, he listed my services as a tip #1 for Split.