Ellie L. Bozmarova, author of our official guide to The Best Digital Nomad Neighborhoods in Sofia, shares her picks for the Bulgarian capital's best places for digital nomads to dine, drink, and get their work done.

The Best Restaurants in Sofia for Digital Nomads

Constantinoff RestoBar: Enjoy an evening walk down Vitoshka and stop for dinner at this upscale environment where you can enjoy Bulgarian truffles.

Moma Restaurant: The best place for traditional Bulgarian food like Chicken Lyutica with a modern twist and fresh, seasonal foods— and it’s vegan friendly.

Pod Lipite: One of the oldest restaurants in Sofia is also a farm-to-table delight, offering fresh cheese and meat from their farm in Osoitsa and favorites like Bulgaria’s traditional tripe soup.

Rainbow Factory: This exposed-brick cafe is the cutest place to stop for a delicious sandwich or mekitsi, Bulgaria’s version of a homemade doughnut. 

Soul Kitchen: An eclectic restaurant that’s not only vegan and allergy friendly, its dining space doubles as a time machine. Set in a 100-year-old house, the restaurant is arranged with thematic seating allowing diners to learn about Bulgaria’s history.

Staria Chinar: Simply one of the best restaurants in Sofia, with superb waitstaff, fresh fare, and a beautiful backyard seating space. Enjoy a black angus ribeye or cauliflower steak with Bulgarian wine under the twinkly lights.

Takoteka: When you’re craving a breakfast burrito in the middle of Eastern Europe, this is where you should go.

Ashurbanipal: Enjoy Iraqi food family-style at the best Middle Eastern food in town, located near the City Center.

Olio D’Oliva: An Italian-owned spot serving real ly good pizza made with Sicilian flour.

SKAPTO: A fun, themed burger place with offerings like the Obi Wan Quinaobi. It’s hard to try the same burger twice.

The Best Bars in Sofia for Digital Nomads

5L Speakeasy Bar: A real speakeasy featuring a custom-illustrated menu made by local artists, visiting master bartenders, a secret entrance, and unique cocktails.

Sense Rooftop Bar: See the golden domes of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral from above at this scenic bar in a luxe environment.

Bar FlipFlop: Take it easy day or night with decadent brunch and all-day cocktails.

White Stork Republic: Up your craft beer game at this haven for serious beer lovers featuring Eastern European brewers.

PM Club: If you love the high-energy nightclub scene, your people and music are here.

The Corner: Considered one of the best bars outside the city center, it's a great place for a fun date—especially if you like piano bars. 

Umbrella Bar: In lively Studentski Grad, get transported to a Tiki paradise while sipping delicious cocktails and dancing to live music.

Caldo: A cozy, classy den for whisky lovers. Don’t skip tasting the Bulgarian rakia, a strongly alcoholic fruit brandy.

Dada Bar: A jazz club for the non-conformist with live music and occasional standup comedy in an artsy environment.

PUBLIC Sofia: Have a banana mai tai after work or host an event with your fellow digital nomad friends at this indoor and outdoor bar. This bar even sells bottled cocktails to take away.

The Best Cafes for Digital Nomads in Sofia

Peroto Literary Club: An inspiring ambiance and the likeliest place to run into a famous writer in Bulgaria. 

Altruist: This cafe has the best desserts to munch on while working and offers unique drinks like iced lemon coffee and hazelnut tahini lattes.

Fox Book Cafe: A warm, homey cafe with Bulgarian snacks where you’re surrounded by books as you work. 

Plus Tova: An airy environment, art space, and a great place to get connected with local creators. If you want the inside scoop on contemporary Bulgarian art culture, go here.

The Steps: Located right next to Sofia’s central Serdika station, this new cafe is the best place to get stuff done if you’re on a deadline.

The Best Coworking Spaces for Digital Nomads in Sofia

Korner: A homey space with a special room where you can decompress between tasks or meetings.

Campus X: In Mladost, you get 24/7 member access in an energizing, supportive environment.

SOHO: Become part of a community in this coworking space with a garden, and sometimes puppies.

Betahaus: Do deep work here with a rented office right near the Doctor’s Garden park.

Barter Community Club: A coworking space with a stunning view of Vitosha. Bonus: it has a rooftop bar that can double as your social escape.

Discover Nurall Spaces
Lahe by Loka in Auroville

Discover a hidden abode where luxury meets peace

Learn More
Cafe Rasa in Panjim

A community led co-working space

Learn More

Related Blogs

Learn how to plan a remote work vacation and explore the world with our team of experts who are seasoned digital nomads themselves.

View all