Continuing with our favorite Traditional Bulgarian Restaurants: Pod Lipite! From outside it looks like one of those small “individual” houses, hidden in one of the streets of Sofia among the tall apartment buildings. When I first saw it, the place looked so small that I thought it would be impossible for us to find a table for dinner. It actually was quite difficult, not because the restaurant is small (it has several levels and different rooms), but because lots of Bulgarians and foreigners go there every day for lunch and dinner.
The restaurant is quite spacious, but somehow cozy at the same time – the wooden tables are so close to each other that you can always glance at your neighbour’s choice, if you are in need of ideas and inspiration for your own meal! There’s a fireplace in one of the rooms, and a big oven in the other – so you’ll definitely feel warm in winter. In summer they put some of the tables on the small terrace in the front yard of the restaurant, so people can dine under the trees, enjoying the fresh air.
I will try not to give you too many details, because the best way to like it is to see it for yourself. So here you go!