Spending an afternoon in Ljubljana strolling through the city’s open air markets and cafes is a great way to pass the day. Slovenia’s capital has no world-famous attractions so its perfect to just wander or sit in a street cafe and people watch.
After a healthy and filling breakfast of muesli (honey and oats which I mixed with some cereal, nuts and dried fruit), I decided to indulge a little more and have lunch at Zvezda, a cafe near the city’s central square known for its sandwiches and decadent desserts. This cafe/bistro is famed in Ljubljana for its shop-made cakes and even has raw and vegan varieties. I sat outside and people watched while eating a jazzed up grilled cheese with truffle oil and sampling a couple of their different cakes. Afterwards, I got a trio of gelatos to try at the next door shop which was so rich and creamy and definitely the best gelato I had on my trip throughout Eastern Europe!