Bulgaria will surprise you. It is gritty and raw as you may expect an Eastern European country to be. But it is definitely “up and coming”, as they say. During our stay we found many cool stores, restaurants and to my surprise, some pretty fancy coffee shops. Here are a few favorites:
Chucky's Coffee House, SOFIA
ul. "Hristo Belchev" 29
Small coffee shop with excellent design, and serious about coffee. The Barista was extremely friendly, even let my husband and friend try on the aprons and play barista. Excellent cold brew with a nice presentation.
Monkey House Café, PLOVDIV
3 Zlatarska Street
This is a hipster looking café, bar, coffee shop in a great part of the old town. Perfect for sitting outside with a flat white.
I even found a good coffee way off the tourist trail in the city of Kazanlak. No latte art but good enough for a weary traveler. If you are in the city for the rose festival find this cafe on the main road.