Top Choice Bulgarian in Sofia

MoMa Bulgarian Food & Wine

An update on the traditional mehana (taverna), serving typical Bulgarian foods such as grilled meats and meatballs, and wines, but in a more modern and understated interior. The result is one of the best nights out …
Top Choice International in Sofia

Made In Home

Sofia's very popular entrant into the worldwide, locally sourced, slow-food trend (the name refers to the fact that all items are made in-house). The cooking is eclectic, with dollops of Middle Eastern (eg hummus) a…
Bulgarian in Sofia

Manastirska Magernitsa

This traditional mehana (tavern) is among the best places in Sofia to sample authentic Bulgarian cuisine. The enormous menu features recipes collected from monasteries across the country, with dishes such as ‘drunke…
International in Sofia

Little Things

It's the little things – knick-knacks, toys, books, flowers – that give this charming spot its name, but it's the large portions of delightful, homestyle food that keep locals coming back for more. Mains include han…
Ice Cream in Sofia


Delicious, mouth-watering homemade ice cream in countless variations that call out for sampling from the wide, oval-shaped front counter. The chocolate and vanilla tasted fresh from the ice-cream maker, and that was…
Vegetarian in Sofia

Sun & Moon

Very good vegetarian cooking, a warm, student-friendly atmosphere and a sunny, streetside terrace make this the ideal choice for a healthy, inexpensive lunch. Also has excellent homemade bread and baked goods, and g…
Bakery in Sofia

Vila Rosich

Step into the back garden of this hidden bakery and enter what feels like a secret world of fresh-made breads and cakes. It's a perfect spot for an afternoon sweet, or a light cheese-stuffed croissant sandwich.
Soup in Sofia

Supa Star

This small, laid-back and brightly decorated place offers a range of homemade soups, including meat and veggie options and filling lentils and beans. There are also appetising mashed avocado sandwiches and hearty pa…
Turkish in Sofia

Ege Türk

Hole-in-the-wall, diner-style restaurant deep within Sofia's Turkish quarter north of the Serdika metro station that serves arguably the city's best Turkish food. The modest menu features classic spicy Iskender and …
Bulgarian in Sofia

SkaraBar 2

The branch of a small local chain of popular grill restaurants features a bright, airy space with wooden floors, an open kitchen, exposed pipes and white tiles. The cooks here promise locally sourced beef, pork, lam…