Ljubljana, Slovenia was one of our most relaxing city breaks of 2018. We’d had a busy few weeks at work and all we wanted to do was stroll around the city centre and enjoy the restaurants and cafes in the city’s Old Town. From the minute we got off the plane our trip went smoothly as we were dropped right outside our hotel by the local Go Opti service. Our hotel was on the edge of the Old Town and we spent the next two days walking around the this part of the city, sightseeing and eating good food. Ljubljana city centre is small but it’s got plenty of eateries and after enjoying the places we visited so much, I thought I’d share my 48 hour food diary on my blog.
We arrived in the city during the day on a Friday in December and after having snack food over lunchtime, we stopped at the beautiful Lolita tearoom for hot drinks in the afternoon. I had the dreamiest hot chocolate and it was such a lovely place to sit for an hour or so, watching the world go by.
At dinner time we headed to Hood Burger: a Shake Shack style burger joint on the edge of the Old Town. It was New York subway themed inside and clearly very popular with locals, as a queue formed at the counter whilst we were in the restaurant. We both ordered classic burgers and fries and the meals were absolutely delicious. It was quickly evident when we started eating why the fast food restaurant had so many customers.
On the Saturday morning we had breakfast at the hotel before heading out for a day of exploring. We spent the morning at the castle and then at lunchtime we walked back down the hill into the Old Town, stopping at a small cafe for a bite to eat. The cafe was a little local place and we enjoyed a tasty panini there, amongst the lively atmosphere and the natter of old groups of friends in the cafe.
In the afternoon we stopped at Lolita again for more of their wonderful hot drinks. This time I ordered a white hot chocolate and it was delicious. If you’re visiting Ljubljana any time soon, I can’t recommend this tearoom enough.
Mexican wasn’t the cuisine that I expected we’d be eating on our final evening in Ljubljana, but after stumbling across a themed place near the Tivoli Park, I couldn’t say no. Joe Peñas was a lovely, candle-lit place with a lively atmosphere, serving traditional Mexican favourites. For a starter we enjoyed a chips and dips sharer featuring guacamole, cheese, salsa and a delicious peanut-based sauce. Enchiladas followed (veggie for myself and chicken for Stuart) and the portions were huge! They were such good value main courses, piled high with rice and salad. Joe Peñas was a fun place for us to visit together on our last night in the city.
On our final morning in the city we had a tasty breakfast at the hotel, before heading to the airport. We had such a relaxing weekend in Slovenia and would happily go back for Lake Bled at some point in the near future.
Have you ever been to Ljubljana? Where did you go for dinner whilst you were visiting the city?
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