Ljubljana is a cozy city that will satisfy the needs for a peaceful and lovely working atmosphere of every visitor and digital travelers. Slovenia is one of the best countries in the world when it comes to making and offering great coffee, thanks to its Italian influences. Moreover, its capital sure knows how to give a warm welcome in the most design and quiet working cafés you have ever seen.
Working in a café in Ljubljana becomes an absolute blessing: nearly every place in town offers free WiFi and an adorable work-frame. You can sit all day in these unique places without bothering anyone, as long as you order something. Here is a full guide to choose between the city’s top-notch coffee and working spots.
We have selected the best digital nomads references in Ljubljana, according to a wide range of criteria that includes WiFi quality, atmosphere and positive vibes, the beauty of the place, and the sympathy of the staff, among many others. We hope that it will help you find the best one for you, but honestly, every one on this list is an absolute go-to!
ČinČin is, without a doubt, the primary reference in town when it comes to hype places. This fantastic venue has everything for you to like: a decoration and vibes that will transport you directly to a Berliner or New-Yorker loft, a “Food Porn” restaurant in the basement that will keep you fed, and above all, it is the perfect spot for both individual work and meetings.
It has fantastic tables, chairs, and even couches to work in, and when you want to take a break from your work, you can easily relax and enjoy this beautiful party location and its very Instagram worthy decoration. You can also note that the WiFi here is the best in town, and the place has an abundance of outlets.
After a long day of working or studying, ČinČin also has everything to make you forget about it: you can come here to enjoy the fantastic cocktail menu and the animated outdoor seatings! The cafe is located near the Tivoli park and its train station, not far from the city center.
During the day, the bar is relatively quiet, which is perfect for working, studying, or reading. In the evening, get prepared for a great party with friendly people and lovely staff. ČinČin has great music, and even space to dance – once you already drank a cocktail or two.
ČinČin Tobačna, Tržaška c. 2, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: Closed on Sunday.
From Monday to Thursday: open from 7 am to 1 am.
Friday-Saturday: open from 7 am to 2 am.
Contact: email@example.com or +386 (0)59 130 949
Website: http://www.tobacna.eu/ or https://www.facebook.com/cincintobacna/
2. Kavarna Rog
Kavarna Rog is the perfect place for people who want to be able to work alone while being surrounded by other people in a quiet atmosphere. It is located in a cultural hub, right next to the newly built Rog Cultural Center. The place provides excellent working vibes as well as an unparalleled pleasant atmosphere, as it borders the beautiful Ljubljanica.
Right in the heart of the city, Kavarna Rog will offer you a memorable experience of the town with its exceptional beverages and frame: it also has a lovely garden. Be careful; you could soon fall in love with this cute place and its delicious food and drinks menu!
Everything is refreshing, new, and exciting in Kavarna Rog. Cocktails, sophisticated lunches, and quiet working moments await you there, so go for it. Feel free to taste their fantastic dessert options, even if you are “here to work’’.
If you like leaving “work” and go out directly, Kavarna Rog is perfect for you considering it is located right between the city center and Metelkova!
Kavarna Rog, Petkovškovo nabrežje 67, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: From Monday to Wednesday: open from 7 am to 10 pm.
On Thursday and Friday: open from 7 am to midnight.
On Saturday and Sunday: open from 8 am to 10 pm.
Contact: Info@kavarna-rog.si / 059 162 367 for the Kavarna, and 051 231 360 for Reservations
Website: kavarna-rog.si / https://www.facebook.com/kavarnarog.si/
3. Kavarna SEM
The main interest of Kavarna SEM is its fantastic location, right in the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum: it will guaranty you amazing cultural vibes and a pleasant working and meeting atmosphere. In the heart of Metelkova ulica, its cultural center, and its various museums, you just found the perfect spot to work in the city.
You will find as many outlets and plugs to charge your electronic devices before trying their great and big garden, or the pleasant terrace heated in chiller times. To water down the perks of working or studying, you will have the chance to enjoy their amazing sandwiches, cakes, coffee, and various drinks.
Kavarna SEM lounge bar, Metelkova ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: Open every day from 7 am to 1 am, except on Friday (opens at 7:30 am).
Website: https://www.etno-muzej.si/en/lokacije/kavarna-sem / https://www.facebook.com/kavarnaSEM
This fantastic place located in the heart of the historical center has become a real institution in Ljubljana. This venue has many faces: it is a great coffee to work in during the day, with a lot of space inside and many outlets for your electronic devices, where you can always get fresh coffee, food, and drinks, but it becomes an underground place at night.
Pritličje is frequented by many locals who want to chill all day long, listen to contemporary music, but also assist in various exciting events such as exhibits, concerts, and lectures, for example.
This place is also the only openly gay and lesbian café in Ljubljana, which you can notice thanks to discrete stickers or flags. If you come to Pritličje, you will not be disappointed by the vibrant artistic and political atmosphere. But it is also a great place to work in!
Tozd is one of the most popular coffee venues in town for both locals and tourists. This hipster paradise has one of the broadest coffee offers in Ljubljana, but above all, it provides a wonderful working atmosphere around numerous shelves of books.
Located right on the banks of the Ljubljanica, near the historical city center, Tozd is one of your must-sees in Ljubljana. You will always find the determination to go working there!
Tozd, Gallusovo nabrežje 27, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: Open every day from 9 am to 1 am.
Contact: +386 40 727 362 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TOZDbar / http://www.tozd.eu/
6. Kavarna NUK Café
Kavarna NUK is a fantastic spot if you want to enjoy relaxation and a library working space at the same time. This one is located in the beautiful building of the National and University Library, designed by the Slovenian national figure and most famous architect, Jose Plecnik. There, you will find beauty, a high concentration atmosphere, and tables for any kind of work.
If you feel like taking a break, you can still enjoy the sunny terrace or indoor space, with the delightful company of a snack or a soup. Kavarna NUK Café is especially fantastic for students. Plus, the place has the tremendous upside of being incredibly cheap!
Kavarna NUK Café, Turjaška ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: Closed on Sunday.
From Monday to Friday: open from 8 am to 8 pm.
Saturday: open from 9 am to 2 pm.
Contact: email@example.com / +386 1 200 11 49
Cafetino is a heaven for both coffee and work. First, the atmosphere is remarkably quiet, and you can stay there all day enjoying the delightful pleasures of a coffee and a croissant, and a beer or a gin later in the evening.
The most significant upside of the place is its passion for coffee, whether you like it in the Italian or Turkish way (like most Slovenians). Check out our article about the coffee tradition in Slovenia to make sure you make the best choice!
Coffee is an immense tradition in Slovenia and people love to drink one while hanging out at the terrace of a cafe. If you are into the Slovenian dolce vita, you will absolutely love working at Cafetino.
There, working almost won’t seem as working, especially if you are a coffee aficionado. And do not worry, in Slovenia you can stay in the same cafe for hours without having to buy a bunch of beverages. Enjoy your drink, and let yourself be transported in Cafetino’s ambiance.
Cafetino, Stari trg 5, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday: open from 8 am to 8 pm.
Sunday: open from 9 am to 4 pm.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / +386 1 422 29 50
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CafetinoLJ / http://www.cafetino.si/
8. Stow Specialty Coffee Shop
Stow is a fantastic and secret café and coffee shop located inside Ljubljana’s city museum. This venue is an exciting place that serves its own specialty coffee, freshly coming from their private roastery. You will also find a fantastic collection of coffees coming from all around the world: the best are from Kenya, Guatemala, or again Ethiopia.
Stow is not the cheapest café, with the usual size being about 2 euros and the double about 3.50, but this is definitely one of the most interesting ones. Like in every museum café, you will find there the perfect quietness and working vibes you need. This place is also the dream spot for cold winters: the place’s fantastic bay windows will warm you up and brighten your day.
Stow Specialty Coffee Shop, Gosposka ulica 15, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: Closed on Monday.
From Tuesday to Sunday: open from 10 am to 6 pm.
Contact: +386 1 241 25 32 / email@example.com
Website: https://www.stow.si/ / https://www.facebook.com/stowcoffeeroasters
9. Bazilika Cafe
This lovely place does not close late in the day, so make sure to get there in the morning or the early afternoon. In this beautiful cocoon, you will find everything you need to focus on your work while enjoying a hot drink and a delicious lunch.
This place is perfect for everyone: both meat-eaters and vegans will be pleased there! The daily menu always includes various options of soups, sandwiches, quiches, and salads, but above all, you have to taste their sweets. Pies, brownies, and muffins will go well with an invigorating smoothie, tea, or coffee.
Bazilika Cafe, Miklošičeva cesta 22, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: Closed on Weekends.
From Monday to Friday: open from 7 am to 6 pm.
Contact: +386 31 261 785
10. Nabrezje 15
This cute little place is located alongside the beautiful Ljubljanica, in the popular historical center of the town. After enjoying the terrace for a while, you can smoothly go work inside while enjoying an excellent frozen coffee. You can stay during the evening and try their unique and definitely Instagram-able cocktails for the whole experience.
The atmosphere is excellent, the service is fast, and the views are unique, so come and try this one! Working at Nabrezje 15 is great to spend the day working while still experiencing Ljubljana’s lifestyle and people.
Located in the center of the city center, Nabrezje 15 is perfect to work or study, a drink in hand, and to look at the river and the busy street. Also, you will be surrounded by other bars and cafes, so if you are in the mood to change your workplace often, it is a perfect choice.
Nabrezje 15, Cankarjevo nabrežje 15, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: From Sunday to Thursday: open from 9 am to midnight.
On Friday and Saturday: open from 9 am to 1 am.
Contact: +386 31 593 240
11. Lolita (Cankarjevo nabrežje – Kaval Group)
Lolita’s track racing is particularly impressive, and you will soon find out that the place has earned its many awards and reputation. Actually, the café is not even recognized enough. However, it remains a popular spot for ice cream, coffee, cake, and desserts: everything there tastes like heaven.
You will have the chance to work in a lovely frame, surrounded by pink decoration and candy smells all day long. You can also note that the place was even nominated in the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards for the category Best International Interior. There cannot be a better environment to spend the day in!
Lolita Cankarjevo nabrežje – Kaval Group, Cankarjevo nabrežje 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday: open from 9 am to 10 pm.
On Sunday: open from 9 am to 9 pm.
Contact: +386 590 16299
12. Le Petit Café
Although this perfect brunch place is usually pretty busy, you may have a chance to find a nice spot to work in this fantastic french café. The decoration is typically made to remind you of France, while the atmosphere is perfect for work. Although, you might be distracted by the amazing smells coming out of the kitchen.
At Le Petit Café, you will have the chance to enjoy brunches, lunches, desserts, and many other pastries. There are also some Slovenian specialties if you want to try local food. It’s the right place for you if you value eating and working at the same level.
Le Petit Café always has a place for you on their big terrace or their warm and lovely interior. However, they are quite busy on Sunday mornings, so if you are a workaholic also working on the weekends, avoid Le Petit Café! You will get to enjoy it on every other day of the week.
Le Petit Café, Trg francoske revolucije 4, 1000 Ljubljana
Opening Hours: Open every day from 7:30 am to midnight.
Contact: +386 1 251 25 75
Website: https://www.lepetit.si/ / https://www.facebook.com/lepetitcafeljubljana
Work and Relax in Ljubljana’s Best Cafés
Whether you are in Slovenia for business or pleasure, you should not miss the opportunity to discover the many unique cafés in town. Drinking coffee at a terrace or inside a lovely place is part of the Slovenians everyday life. It’s a required passage in Ljubljana: you will have the chance to know them better and watch their habits and customs closely.
After a day of hard work or studying, you can also enjoy the comfort of eating a delicious and cheap ice cream alongside the Ljubljanica. Come here to discover the best ice creameries in town!