We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 92 Novi Sad Restaurants


Dorda Jovanovica 2, Novi Sad, Serbia
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #29 of 92 Restaurants in Novi Sad
Sun 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Yugoslavian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Description: here is a link to review in local language: http://www.horecabar.com/recommended-srbija-2008/kafanica-novi-sad/
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Simply impossible not to fall in love with this restaurant! Amazing food, amazing service (waiters and main chef work in it's restaurant for ages! Very strange for Serbia couse restaurants usually keep changing staff all the time). Food is different then in any single restaurant. Original but traditional.Very particular and extremely tasty :) make you want to come back every... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Kafanica seems to have it all--great ambience, excellent service, fresh and delicious food. This is a place to come and savor your local, sometimes organic, meal. The server both knew the menu inside-and-out, and had pride in it. Chickpea hummus, goat cheese plate, fresh salad, rabbit ravioli, chocolate mousse--all were delicious. Our only disappointment during our visit to Novi Sad... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zagreb, Croatia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

As is the norm in Serbia meat-lovers will be happy, but vegetarians had also some seasonal choices (a spectacular pumpkin soup served in a pumpkin). Was surprised by the selection of local wines offered by the glass. Beware that almost all restaurants in Serbia are smoking places.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We found this great place on our first evening in Novi Sad, it is a little further then the busy streets with all the restaurants and the bars (only a 5min walk) it is a lovely place, with a great atmosphere. You can realy relax and take your time. The restaurant has a wonderfull setting and feels realy cosy. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Podgorica, Montenegro
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Great place to spend an evening in Novi Sad. Such a friendly and helpful staff and imaginative way of presenting choice of plates: no specific menu - meals are explained directly by the waiter! Definitely a new experience for us :-) As for the food - abundant choice of specific Vojvodina provenient plates - such a tasteful journey into smells... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belgrade, Serbia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Novi Sad. It is located in the central part of Novi Sad (close to the St.Mary Cathedral) but you still need to ask for directions if you don't really know where it is exactly since it is not located in the main street, but in a left side alley. The place is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Had my farewell lunch with my colleagues and I did not regret it. The food was awesome, the outdoor patio as well...I do not think I have any remarks and that is rare :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thessaloniki, Greece
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We had been in Novi Sad for 4 days and had not been able to try some local cuisine. Kafanica was 2nd on our list, right after Fontana. Luckily (!) Fontana had stopped serving by 21:00 when we looked for dinner, so we had to walk a bit further from the heart of the city center, to the Kafanica restaurant.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

I had the most delicious meal here whilst I was staying in Novi Sad. The place was cosy and immaculate. Although the menu was written in Cyrillic the waiting staff spoke English very well and helped us select chicken & gnochhi and I really felt like I was getting a taste of Serbia and all of its culinary influences. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Zagreb, Croatia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

We went to “Kafanica” to lunch while on business trip. A local resident recommended it to us. The atmosphere was very cozy – checkered tablecloths, menu written in chalk on blackboards, like stepping in middle-European cafe in the early 20th century. Staff was extremely helpful and courteous, explaining menu items and suggesting local wines. And the food was top class.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kafanica also viewed

Novi Sad, Vojvodina
Novi Sad, Vojvodina

Been to Kafanica? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing