in Niš

This hip spot on busy Kopitareva, with a hilariously empty nonsmoking section, has a more varied (and vegetarian-friendly) menu than the traditional kafane (taverns) that make up the bulk of the Niš culinary landscape. The gourmet pastas are exceptional, and the gambles on unusual ingredient combinations have paid off (try the turkey with pistachio sauce and beetroot risotto).

Try to ignore the very tacky self-promotion videos of the chef preparing various dishes on loop in the dining room – it's otherwise a good time.