After the short walk I managed to take in the old town of Plovdiv, I couldn’t stop thinking of hot chocolate. It was already dark even though it wasn’t late at all, and the weather wasn’t friendly either. So, walking towards the car I asked a group of youngsters to point me to an appropriate place for a cup of the warm drink.
When I finally found Bizarr (because they really gave me bad directions) I was stunned. No, not because the place was awesome. I was actually taken back to the 1990’s in Bulgaria – it was that type of coffee bar/ bar/ club that thick-neck guys used to make back in the days. And this is not a place I’d normally go to.
Walking inside what is supposed to be a garden you are immediately met by a heavy cigarette smell. I know this will sound repulsive to some, but those who do smoke will appreciate the fact that they can have a cigarette somewhere warm. This so called ‘garden’ was nothing else, but s burning hole in Bulgaria’s not-smoking-in-public-places regulation, but oh well – someone always does that, right?
The place was huge and as you can see from the pictures, the decoration was … bizarre. What I can’t deny was that the hot chocolate was really nice. If however I need to describe it in one sentence, I’d say: “Bizarr by name, bizarre by nature”…