When it comes to gastronomy, the Opatija Riviera is one of Croatia's most renowned destinations. Here, you can sample a wide range of superb culinary specialities prepared with local ingredients. After the spring and asparagus specialities, it is time for dishes prepared with Kvarner scampi. Kvarner scampi come from the Adriatic; they are always fresh and considered an incomparable gourmet delight. Scampi are prepared in various ways: grilled, in risottos, or in a buzara sauce.
Opatija Riviera - top gastronomic destination
In Opatija, Kvarner Bay supplies the freshest seafood for delicious, memorable meals along the Croatian Riviera. Also, regional flavors like asparagus, chestnuts and cherries make the city a popular gourmet destination.
The area is also well known for wine. Ideal climate and soil conditions allow Croatia to produce some of the top wines. Local bars and restaurants have extensive lists, featuring local and international products.
The creative chefs of Opatija's restaurants are eager to share their creations with you. Enjoy top-quality cuisine and great service in an ideal seafront setting on the bay of Kvarner – Opatija provides an unbelievable dining experience.
Discover Café Imperial
Designed by the renowned Croatian interior designer Mirjana Mikulec, the newly reopened Café Imperial is a beautiful blend of the hotel’s historical heritage and modern flair.
The interior design is inspired by the hotel’s richly decorated Golden Hall with its golden palette and floral motifs. Antique mirrors provide the luxurious depth to the space, while the palms evoke the famous Opatija parks.
Home-Made Desserts & Craft Coffee
In Café Imperial, you can indulge in delicious treats such as home-made desserts and craft coffee.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with amazing desserts, including the signature Lavandier cake with white chocolate and lavender cream. Try the Hug&Punch craft coffee which offers the finest specialty blends using only the very best beans from around the world. If you prefer tea over coffee, enjoy the teas of outstanding quality and exemplary taste from The Tea Group.
An extensive wine and cocktail list is also at your disposal.
Family Morning (Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 - 13:00)
Enjoy Family Morning on Saturdays and Sundays! While parents enjoy a cup of morning coffee and croissant, children can have fun at creative workshops with our animators.
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Café with the Viennese Flair
In Café Strauss, one of the most famous coffee houses in Opatija, the visitors have a perfect chance to enjoy a typical Viennese coffee-house atmosphere.
The café is located in Hotel Palace Bellevue, directly opposite the Slatina beach in the very heart of Opatija. Its open terrace is an ideal place to soak up the sun, view, atmosphere, and - of course – homemade desserts and craft coffee!
Unforgettable Desserts and Coffee
Homemade desserts in Café Strauss are simply unforgettable. Lovingly made by our pastry chef from the best ingredients, the café’s desserts are traditional with a modern twist. Pair your dessert of choice with craft coffee by Hug&Punch.
Have a healthy start to your day with a brunch in Café Strauss. Discover tasty dishes made from seasonal ingredients for a nutritious midday snack. You can select from a variety of traditional and vegan menu items.
- Tofu Scramble
- Avocado Rye Toast
- Homemade Granola
- Falafel Bowl
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