One of Koper’s more atmospheric Bosnian restaurants occupies the subterranean premises of a former jazz club and sports an interior somewhat reminiscent of a pub – walls plastered with memorabilia from the 1984 Winter Olympics, arched brick ceilings and old black and white Yugoslav tourist videos playing on a projection screen.
Sarajevo ’84 is a typical Bosnian ‘ćevabdžinica’, a café serving ‘ćevapčići’ (sausage-shaped mini burgers) with ‘kajmak’ (Balkan-style clotted cream) and ‘lepinja’ (flatbread) as well as a choice of Bosnian ‘burek’ pastries and other delights typically served in Sarajevo.
The menu has a selection of various grilled dishes and savoury Bosnian pies to choose from, with the requisite Baklava and traditional Turkish coffee for dessert.
Decorated in the authentic style of the Bosnian capital’s cafés, Sarajevo ’84 vividly evokes the nostalgic ambience of its namesake city. The café displays a small but interesting museum-style collection of memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and other objects reminiscent of the 14th Winter Olympic Games hosted by Sarajevo in 1984.