The elegant interior betrays the cafe's popularity

Ca’puccino, Milan

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club (Milan) Saturday, 27 June 27, 2015 Ca’puccino, Milan (Viale Piave and Via Marcello Malphighi)   Ca’puccino   Just across from Porta Venezia, at the intersection of Viale Piave and Via Marcello Malphighi, an elegant little restaurant-cafe watches the bustle of Milan’s streets through place glass windows: Ca’puccino.   I find Ca’puccino quite by accident on my way to a panini place just up the street. When I see the interior decorated with[…]

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Passage Lounge, Tirana

Passage Lounge, Tirana

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Sunday, 7 June 2015 Passages Cafe (Rr Lidhja e Prizrenit and Rr Janos Hunyadi – map)     Passage Lounge, Tirana   Tucked away on the kind of alley you only find when you are running late and trying to make up time, Passage lounge is on an island of buildings squeezed between one-way streets and only big enough for a cafe, a butcher and a corner market. I’ve passed this spot several[…]

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Greenet Cafe in Belgrade, Serbia

Greenet Cafe, Belgrade

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Monday, 25 May, 2015 Greenet Cafe, Belgrade (Website)   Greenet Cafe   The room smells vaguely of cigarette smoke. Most cafe’s in Serbia smell vaguely of cigarette smoke. The unpleasant smell is all that remains of the night-time revelers that transform coffee bars into nightclubs throughout this region. The ceiling is bright red, contrasting with the forest green furnishings and light, floral wall paper. I’m not sure why I chose Greenet –[…]

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Komiteti, Tirana

Komiteti, Tirana

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club (Tirana) Sunday, 17 May 2015 Komiteti (Rr. Fatmir Haxhiu and Rr. Papa Gjon Pali II – map) Komiteti, Kafe-Muzeum This little gem of a café is in a tiny street across from the Pyramid’s back door. The café doubles as a museum of knickknacks that represent Albania’s past. Old rotary phones, a gas mask converted to a lamp, jackets and caps from communist era soldiers, as well as traditional carved-wood plates and[…]

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The Rooms, Tirana

The Rooms, Tirana

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Saturday, 9 May 2015 The Rooms (Sami Frasheri and Ismail Qemali – map)   The Rooms A cleaned-up, dance cover of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ever-popular thrift shop plays outside of this Blloku Cafe. The Rooms occupies a small sidewalk nook shaded by the leafy trees that line Rr. Sami Frasheri. I’ve passed this café many times in my to-and-froing through Tirana. Each time I pass, the temptation to enter the warm,[…]

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Tozd in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tozd, Ljubljana

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club (Ljubljana) Thursday 9 April, 2015 Tozd (Gallusovo nabrežje 27, Ljubljana map)   Even among Ljubljana’s many outstanding coffee shops, Tozd is special. Not only does it possess a definitively unique vibe and decor, it is also serves outstanding home-roasted coffee. I’ve had coffee here several times before and am excited to get here on my own with a book for once. The tables outside on the street overlooking the Ljubanica River are[…]

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Cappuccino at Trubar Cafe in Ljubljana

Trubar, Ljubljana

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club (Ljubljana) Sunday, 7 December 2014 Trubar (Trubarjeva cesta 53) Trubar   Trubar, named after the author of the first Slovene printed book, is a fun shop with a very local feel. Trubar is located on the edgier end of the old town area, just past the old bicycle factory, and only one block up from the river.  Beige swivel chairs, textured wall decor, and a little semi-private nook, all give the little[…]

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