I found a coffee gem in Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia that is worth a stop if you find yourself inside the walled city.
Best Coffee In Dubrovnik
My hotel, the Excelsior, had very good coffee, but I felt like going out for coffee in the afternoon (despite the heat…) and found Cogito when I searched for third-wave coffee in Dubrovnik. Even better, it was a relatively short walk from my hotel.
Cogito Coffee Shop
Stajeva ul. 5, 20000
9:00 am – 6:00 pm (daily)
Cogito is a small but growing coffee chain that began in Zagreb in 2014 and has now spread to five locations in Zagreb, two in Dubrovnik, one in Dubai, and one in the USA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
It actually took me some time to find it and GoogleMaps was not all that helpful, but eventually, I found it down one of the many cobblestone side streets of Old Town Dubrovnik.
A couple of young guys were running it and loved that I loved their nifty blue and white La Marzocco (they painted it themselves). Whenever I see flat white on a menu, I have a pretty good idea the coffee will be good. Here, indeed it was.
If you fancy, you can order a cold drink or pastry with your coffee.
There’s not much space to sit inside, but a few benches outside (which soon filled up). Be prepared to encounter a friendly cat as well.
I started with a flat white and followed that with a cortado. Both were strong and had a great flavor with nodes of nuts and chocolate, which is my favorite kind of espresso (especially versus the more fruity varieties).
By the time I left, the empty coffee shop had become packed, though most appeared to be choosing cold drinks over hot ones (it was very hot outside).
If the benches are full (or even if they are not), there’s a quiet sitting area to the left, just past the coffee shop with some shade from the hot afternoon sun.
If you appreciate great coffee, you’ll love Cogito in Dubrovnik. The espresso is highly recommended and I hope to visit other locations, including Philadelphia and Dubai.