From Place To Space: Café Uzitak In Belgrade, Serbia

17 November 2014 1


Serbia’s capital Belgrade is very vibrant. The city’s young and creative crowd is shaping the city’s face from day to day and there is hardly any other European city transforming and reinterpreting itself at such a speedy pace. One of the city’s latest additions is the cute and super welcoming café named ‘Uzitak’ (the ‘z’ has to be pronounced like a French ‘j’) which means something like ‘pleasure’. 

The café is located in downtown Belgrade not far away from the central Terazije square and the bohemian Skadarlija quarter. The pretty happy interior design was created by Belgrade based architect Aleksandar Spasojevic and reflects the welcoming and relaxed concept behind the café. The owner Dragutin Hadzi-Boškovic wanted to create a relaxed place for people who appreciate good coffee from the best plantations, organic food and no-highstreet brands. 

The interior design of ‘Uzitak’ is a real pleasure for the eye. The colour palette focuses on red, yellow and black combined with wood set against a white background. The walls on one side of the café are large chalkboards featuring the offers and highlighting the strong logo – a hashtag and the word ‘Uzitak’ written in Serbian Cyrillic letters. One more detail worth noticing is the urban jungle vibe with potted plants throughout the café – I think I know where I’ll have my next coffee when in Belgrade!

The café features also a small outdoor seating area with the cheerful signature colours and wooden furniture. Whether you prefer an alfresco atmosphere or a cosy corner inside the café – one thing is for sure: it will be pure pleasure or as we say in Serbian: Uzitak!

Photography by Nemanja Zdravkovic

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  • Reply Angelika Leśniak 17 November 2014 at 08:15

    Toll, das passt so richtig zu dir und deinem fröhlichen Wimpel Blog-Header!!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 19 November 2014 at 12:19

      Das stimmt – das Farb- und Designkonzept des Cafés gefällt mir auch außerordentlich gut!!

  • Reply 30smagazine 17 November 2014 at 10:18

    This looks like a fun place! And that coffee art! Never been to Serbia but it’s on my wishlist. Have a good week Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 19 November 2014 at 12:21

      We should align – I could show you around:-)

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 23 November 2014 at 17:08

    Firstly I love that street! And secondly, it looks like a great cafe space (even if that yellow does ‘pop’ loudly). Think I actually like the randomness & disorder most. Very cool.

    • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 23 November 2014 at 17:10

      P.S. Just noticed they’ve hung Flos May Day lamps from the ceiling. Nice touch 🙂

  • Reply Beauty Follower 25 November 2014 at 10:35

    Love the yellow/black checked bar bench!

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