One of the most original cafés in Sarajevo (if not the world) is the famed Zlatna Ribica, or the Goldfish. Parisian brasserie, meets Viennese coffee house, meets London Curiosity Shop. Inside you’ll find gilt mirrors, leather sofas, velvet armchairs and feel as if you just step into a junk shop full of all imaginable kinds of curiosities. As you sit enjoying your coffee, you’ll listen to music that seamlessly changes from Edith Piaf to Hank Williams to Luciano Pavarotti. It’s a feast for the eyes, ears and tongue. And don’t forget the toilets, which are almost more bizarre than the main room.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016
Photograph by Paul Kelly
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