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Kavarna Union

Miklosiceva cesta 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
+386 1 308 19 72
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“strudel” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Bar, Slovenian, Central European
Miklosiceva cesta 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We came to enjoy some coffee and cake but we were disappointed. Coffee was just average and staff couldnt speak english. There were many missing labels for the cakes so I had to ask the waitress what types are they but she apparently didnt know...More

Thank foodtravelling
Union_Hoteli_Team, Head Waiter at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear foodtravelling, I would not want to miss the chance to thank you for your recent visit and for having taken the time to share this detailed review. There really is no excuse for the insufficient level of service you experienced. I take your comments...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The recent restoration of this 1905 cafe is very welcome but at the same time it's not quite right. It feels too stiff and up-market for a traditional Austro-Hungarian cafe - which were civilised institutions but also relaxed and democratic (they've made the same mistakes...More

Thank higvin
Union_Hoteli_Team, Hotel Managment at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear higvin, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback concerning your recent visit at Kavarna Union. Kavarna Union has been Ljubljana’s vibrant pulse since 1905. We are proud of its history, its cultural role in the past century and the most important, to...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Kavarna Union is a very pleasant place with really welcoming stuff; they are also supportive with organizing events as they let you organize your event (lecture etc.) at their place. We would like to thank Kavarna Union for cocreating our round table and for being...More

Thank Eva M
Union_Hoteli_Team, Kavarna Union Team at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Eva M, Thank you for your very positive review and for sharing your feedback regarding your event hosted at Kavarna Union. We appreciate your comments and it is fantastic to hear that you had such a memorable experience with us. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you consider yourself a mere beerholics, think twice and do not visit this very unique caffeteria which much differs from an ordinary coffee-shop. I had the most amazing coffee veggie toasting Saturday afternoon, pommes-frittes included, in Kavarna Union. This place is only for those...More

Thank Tijana D
Union_Hoteli_Team, Head Waiter at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Tijana D, Thank you for your lovely review. We are excited to read you enjoyed your coffee and veggie toasting, and our Wine Library. Although, we are a café, we do serve some different brands of beer, but we will take your comments into...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We stopped in for cake & coffee mid afternoon and the staff was distracted and took a very long time to bring it without any enthusiasm. The man next to us still hadn't gotten his lunch before we left so it wasn't just us. The...More

Thank Anonymous855
Union_Hoteli_Team, Head Waiter at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear Anonymous855, First of all let me thank you for coming to Kavarna Union and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. Please accept our apologies for the shortcomings that occurred during your visit, this is far from the standards of service we would like our...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This is probably the best café that i have been in years. The location could not be better, it has the historic ambient, the service is friendly and fast, and the cake was just superb. Would recommend it to anyone seeking a good coffee and...More

Thank Andrej Š
Union_Hoteli_Team, Public Relations Manager at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Dear Andrej Š, Thank you very much for your review and the time you took to share your impressions with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our favorable location and superb service. Really hope that we can welcome you again in the future. Kind...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

I love the atmosphere in kavarna Union. It is a good place to be for a quick afternoon coffee and cake. There are also daily events with interesting topics. I would recommend to visit kavarna Union.

Thank Maja K
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Perfect spot for a little pit stop after a long day of sightseeing. Very nice ambient with lovely staff and service. I can definitely recommend the Apfel Strudel, it was the best I ever tried.

Thank 114palms
Union_Hoteli_Team, Public Relations Manager at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear 114palms, thank you very much for sharing the experience you had in Kavarna Union, it means a lot to us. We love to read that you enjoyed and we are looking forward to welcome you again soon! Warm regards, Kavarna Union Team

Reviewed 1 March 2017

My girlfriend and I stopped at Kavarna Union on our way to Preseren Square from our hotel, as I had read positive reviews about it and I wanted to test it out. The cafe is very large, offers many tables and it even has some...More

1  Thank Gabriele1989
Union_Hoteli_Team, Public Relations Manager at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Dear Gabriele1989, it is a pleasure for us to read that you and your girlfriend enjoyed the Kavarna Union atmosphere, a place with more than 110 years of tradition. We appreciate the oppinion given, we have already passed it along to our staff. We will...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Stopped by here around 5 pm for a quick coffee and cake for two. We tried the daily cake (3.1 euro) and the Apple Strudel (3.5 euro). They were both delicious, but the Apple Strudel was better! We also had two cappuccinos that came with...More

1  Thank kiyeran
Union_Hoteli_Team, Public Relations Manager at Kavarna Union, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Dear kiyeran, thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our legendary Grand Union Café, we truly value your feedback. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Kind regards, Kavarna Union Team

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Cafe, European, Bar, Slovenian, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Miklosiceva cesta 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 308 19 72
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The Grand Union Cafe has been Ljubljana's vibrant pulse since 1905! A wide choice of fruit, herbal and oriental teas, unique confectionery based on ancient recipes, excellent coffee, a variety of snacks, foreign and local newspapers and magazines, evening theatre, cabaret and concerts by renowned artists..
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