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