Bar with the Best View in the World?

Cafe Buza Dubrovnik Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia is a remarkable town, not the least of which for its shocking beauty. Maybe it was the romance of traipsing around a walled city or how the light reflected off of the ancient stone, but I loved every second of my time in this popular seaside destination. One of the coolest spots in town though is also one of the hardest to find, but it’s well worth the effort as this bar arguably enjoys the best view in the world.

My guide that afternoon led us without pause through narrow alleys and side streets I would have never guessed to exist and then, after one turn I noticed a strange yellow sign beckoning. “Cold drinks with the most beautiful view” with an arrow pointing down a deserted path indicated our next stop. Stooping down to bend my 6’2” frame through an ancient doorway, I lifted my head in shock and amazement as I reemerged on the other side. There on the side of the sea cliffs surrounding Dubrovnik was a bar, nestled in between the rocks.

Cafe Buža, which means hole in the wall, enjoys what may be the most stunning bar location in the world and they definitely know it. Tables and chairs are positioned so that guests get the best views of the Adriatic Sea, the Island of Lokrum (home to some Game of Thrones scenes) and the Dalmatian coastline. I just stood there in awe, which is how most of the patrons looked as well. I’ve never seen anything like it and that obviously is the main draw to the cafe as the prices are a little high and as mentioned, it’s not the easiest place to find.

But where else can you sit on the side of a city, watch the sunset and soak up every moment of magic that visiting Dubrovnik is all about? To get to Buža, follow the excellent directions on the cafe’s website and capture your own special moment.

What do you think, is this the best cafe view in the world or have you seen something else even better?

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9 Responses

  1. Lauren Meshkin

    Wow. This looks stunning. I’ve been reading a lot of posts about Croatia lately so now I’m just dying to go. You mentioned that this place is hard to find, so did it seem a bit less touristy?

    Also, I love that sign.

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    • Matt Long

      Not really to be honest, but it wasn’t mobbed either. With a view like that, the clientele didn’t matter to me :)

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  2. Cailin

    I didn’t see that angle of Cafe Buza! You must of been at the other part of it, where I was there were awnings and not that many seats! Great place for sure though!! :)

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    • Matt Long

      Just another reason for you to head back!

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  3. Cam @ Traveling Canucks

    Yes please!

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  4. nicole

    You know what.

    I think that might a bar with the best view.

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  5. Jay

    I have to admit it look amazing!

    But I’ve been to a bar that’s right outside the ice caves in Austria, close to Salzburg, with the view being of the alps.. I think it’s a pretty good rival! Especially because you have to take the steepest cablecar in Europe to get there! :)

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  6. Jack

    I was underwhelmed. A good location for sure but it’s being on the rocks outside of the city walls that makes it a bit different rather than the views.

    I felt it was overhyped and overpriced and you couldn’t really see the setting sun so not the best as a sunset bar either (maybe it’s different at other times of the year – I was there in late May). It’s definitely a tourist attraction.

    There are two Buza Cafés which is why Cailin’s was slightly different.

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  7. Sergio

    Hi think the bar with the best view in Croatia is in Makarska. A bar in a cave by the sea!

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