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Kavarna Union

$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, Bar, Slovenian, Central European
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Miklosiceva cesta 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
+386 1 308 19 72
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot for a little pit stop after a long day of sightseeing. Very nice ambient with lovely staff and service. I can definitely recommend the Apfel Strudel, it was the best I ever tried.

Thank 114palms
Union_Hoteli_Team, Public Relations Manager at Kavarna Union, responded to this review

Dear 114palms, thank you very much for sharing the experience you had in Kavarna Union, it means a lot to us. We love to read that you enjoyed and we are looking forward to welcome you again soon! Warm regards, Kavarna Union Team More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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248 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My girlfriend and I stopped at Kavarna Union on our way to Preseren Square from our hotel, as I had read positive reviews about it and I wanted to test it out. The cafe is very large, offers many tables and it even has some kind of wine section. We sat close to the huge windows and wondered with our... More 

Thank Gabriele1989
Union_Hoteli_Team, Public Relations Manager at Kavarna Union, responded to this review

Dear Gabriele1989, it is a pleasure for us to read that you and your girlfriend enjoyed the Kavarna Union atmosphere, a place with more than 110 years of tradition. We appreciate the oppinion given, we have already passed it along to our staff. We will do our best at raising quality of the service and be as attentive as possible.... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Stopped by here around 5 pm for a quick coffee and cake for two. We tried the daily cake (3.1 euro) and the Apple Strudel (3.5 euro). They were both delicious, but the Apple Strudel was better! We also had two cappuccinos that came with dark chocolate, which were 1.8 euro each. Definitely cheap considering this is a cafe in... More 

Thank kiyeran
Union_Hoteli_Team, Public Relations Manager at Kavarna Union, responded to this review

Dear kiyeran, thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our legendary Grand Union Café, we truly value your feedback. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Kavarna Union Team More 

Maribor, Slovenia
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858 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Management can make far more from this fine architecture and ambient. Place has huge tradition, independent entrance, good service and terrible decoration in the inner room. Aggressive red walls and cheap paintings are far from fine art nouveau architecture.

Thank Miha P
Union_Hoteli_Team, Kavarna Union Team at Kavarna Union, responded to this review

Dear Miha P, Thank you for your review. We are sorry you don't like the decoration, but you are always welcome to the Wine Library part of the café, which has a different atmosphere. Kind regards, Kavarna Union Team More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love the charm of the space and the chillout music they play in the background. The coffee is also delicious and so are the cakes!

Thank Incha P
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had a lovely time here sat in the wine library enjoying a nice full-bodied red wine. The setting is a room with bookcases across and entire wall filled with wine which is a little different and then an infographic in glass detailing facts like the average Slovenia drinks 41 litres of wine a year. Pleasant staff, good wine.

Thank Ribby34
Union_Hoteli_Team, Kavarna Union Team at Kavarna Union, responded to this review

Dear Ribby34, We are thrilled you enjoyed our Wine Library and hope to see you back for another glass of some good wine. Kind regards, Kavarna Union Team More 

Kiev, Ukraine
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154 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

After a walk through the Christmas market we needed to warm up with some indoor mulled wine and desserts. Both were tasty. We liked the quiet corners in this Kaffeehaus style coffee place.

Thank Peter B
Nashville, Tennessee
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Quaint, inviting with great staff. Reasonably priced. Excellent service and comfortable seating.....can't ask for much more than that!

Thank WayneHalper
Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Amazing hot drinks. My friends rated the coffee as brilliant and I have to say the Cacao was the best I've had in the city so far. The only problem was the tempeture, they weren't as hot as I would have liked, but the flavour was wonderful. The cakes looked delicious but unfortunately the price was too much so I... More 

Thank Aine R
Union_Hoteli_Team, Kavarna Union Team at Kavarna Union, responded to this review

Dear Aine R, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted you enjoyed yourself at our cafe, and that you liked the coffee and the atmosphere. However we are sorry about the shortcomings you experienced. We will pass your observations to the rest of our team. Thank you for letting us know. Kind regards, Kavarna Union... More 

Oulu, Finland
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This review concerns only breakfast, that we ate one morning on our trip. The Mini Classic -breakfast was well worth of 6,90 euros (croissant, bread, coffee, fruits, salad with cheese), but the service was very slow. Almost four star anyway.

Thank Pekka_1859
Union_Hoteli_Team, Kavarna Union team at Kavarna Union, responded to this review

Dear Pekka_1859, Thank you for taking the time to write down your thoughts. We are delighted you liked the breakfast. However we are sorry you experienced slow service, we will look into this, thanks for letting us know. We hope you will visit us again, if your travels bring you back to Ljubljana. Kind regards, Kavarna Union team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, European, Bar, Slovenian, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Miklosiceva cesta 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 308 19 72
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?