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Kavarna Union

Mikloshicheva cesta 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 308 19 72
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (7 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, Bar, Slovenian, Central European
$$ - $$$
Mikloshicheva cesta 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I went for a coffee brunch to Kavarana Union situated in Miklošićeva 1 Ljubljana for the first time June 24 2017 while I was completing in writing a Universified Fashion Portfolio during summer season 2017. This is the most adorable coffee-shop for those of 40...More

Thank AntichristJesus
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I highly recommend this place to go for a coffee/tea or for other kind of drinks. It is so well decorated with old-fashioned furniture. It feels like you are in a theater. They also shut concerts and life music. NICE CULTURAL BAR! not expensive! The...More

Thank Sandalia37
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This popular place for socializing (in person, not electronically) is always full. Most people just get a coffee or a drink. Beware: when you order hot chocolate, you get just that: melted chocolate. It was excellent but extremely rich. If you prefer American "hot chocolate",...More

Thank entropy71
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I just wanted to share the most wonderful experience at the restaurant on the Grand hotel union. they had a salmon with pumpkin seeds for 9.5 euros (daily lunch) at it was awesome. I would like to have triple more potatoes, but ok :) Good...More

Thank Zilvute
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We came to enjoy some coffee and cake but we were disappointed. Coffee was just average and staff couldnt speak english. There were many missing labels for the cakes so I had to ask the waitress what types are they but she apparently didnt know...More

Thank foodtravelling
Union_Hoteli_Team, Head Waiter at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear foodtravelling, I would not want to miss the chance to thank you for your recent visit and for having taken the time to share this detailed review. There really is no excuse for the insufficient level of service you experienced. I take your comments...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The recent restoration of this 1905 cafe is very welcome but at the same time it's not quite right. It feels too stiff and up-market for a traditional Austro-Hungarian cafe - which were civilised institutions but also relaxed and democratic (they've made the same mistakes...More

Thank higvin
Union_Hoteli_Team, Hotel Managment at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear higvin, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback concerning your recent visit at Kavarna Union. Kavarna Union has been Ljubljana’s vibrant pulse since 1905. We are proud of its history, its cultural role in the past century and the most important, to...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Kavarna Union is a very pleasant place with really welcoming stuff; they are also supportive with organizing events as they let you organize your event (lecture etc.) at their place. We would like to thank Kavarna Union for cocreating our round table and for being...More

Thank Eva M
Union_Hoteli_Team, Kavarna Union Team at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Eva M, Thank you for your very positive review and for sharing your feedback regarding your event hosted at Kavarna Union. We appreciate your comments and it is fantastic to hear that you had such a memorable experience with us. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We stopped in for cake & coffee mid afternoon and the staff was distracted and took a very long time to bring it without any enthusiasm. The man next to us still hadn't gotten his lunch before we left so it wasn't just us. The...More

Thank Anonymous855
Union_Hoteli_Team, Head Waiter at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear Anonymous855, First of all let me thank you for coming to Kavarna Union and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. Please accept our apologies for the shortcomings that occurred during your visit, this is far from the standards of service we would like our...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This is probably the best café that i have been in years. The location could not be better, it has the historic ambient, the service is friendly and fast, and the cake was just superb. Would recommend it to anyone seeking a good coffee and...More

Thank Andrej Š
Union_Hoteli_Team, Public Relations Manager at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Dear Andrej Š, Thank you very much for your review and the time you took to share your impressions with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our favorable location and superb service. Really hope that we can welcome you again in the future. Kind...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

I love the atmosphere in kavarna Union. It is a good place to be for a quick afternoon coffee and cake. There are also daily events with interesting topics. I would recommend to visit kavarna Union.

Thank Maja K
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Cafe, European, Bar, Slovenian, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mikloshicheva cesta 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 308 19 72
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The Grand Union Cafe has been Ljubljana's vibrant pulse since 1905! A wide choice of fruit, herbal and oriental teas, unique confectionery based on ancient recipes, excellent coffee, a variety of snacks, foreign and local newspapers and magazines, evening theatre, cabaret and concerts by renowned artists..
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