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116 Ave. C New York, NY 10009 | East Village | 212-353-8000

Location Description:

Claiming to be the city's only Serbian restaurant, Kafana ("cafe;") serves food that overlaps about 80 percent with other Balkan restaurants in town, including several novel configurations of the burek which may make this East Village watering hole worth a visit on their own. Gibanica takes those elements; cheese, egg, and phyllo; and reassorts them so the result is gloriously like mac-and-cheese. The ground meat cevapi and pljeskavica (onion-laced sausages and patties, respectively) are memorable for their inclusion of pork in the mixture, in addition to the usual beef and lamb. Finally, there's zito, a heap of sweetened wheat berries that tastes positively medieval.

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  • Cuisine(s): Serbian
  • Hours: Sun 12pm-11pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-1am, Sat 12pm-1am
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Snack Food
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Required for Large Parties
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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