The Riva in Split

The Riva in Split. Image by author

5 Best Specialty Coffee Shops in Split

Split is home to some of Croatia's best specialty coffee shops.

Whether you want to grab a coffee to go and wander along the beautiful Riva, or you’re looking for a laptop-friendly café to get some work done, or maybe you’re just looking for the best coffee shop in Split to sit and talk with a friend, Kava has got you covered.

Here are the top 5 coffee shops in Split, as rated by coffee lovers on Kava Specialty Coffee App. Make sure to check out our other blog post too for the Best Laptop-Friendly Cafés and Coffee Shops for Working in Split.

Tinel Specialty Coffee Shop, Križeva Ulica

Tinel opened in 2021 on beautiful Križeva street in the heart of Split's old town.

Long-time visitors to Split might recognize mustachioed head barista Matej Šerer who used to work at Split Coffee Roasters before they were bought out by another local chain, D16 Coffee.

At Tinel, Matej consistently serves up some of the best coffee in the city with a level of attention to detail that is rare to find. Kava users have rated Tinel best for Cortado, but in summer they make a superb Iced Americano for when you need to cool off.

Be sure to try one of their Rafioli cookies too – a specialty from nearby Trogir.

Check out Tinel on Kava Specialty Coffee App and see what coffee lovers have been drinking here.

kava2, Ulica Ante Starčevića

kava2 must surely be one of the prettiest coffee shops in Split. Whether you’re sitting in the beautifully designed interior or basking in the sun in their courtyard garden, your photos are going to look great on Instagram or shared with your followers on Kava Specialty Coffee App.

But it’s not just a beautiful spot, the coffee is on point and consistently one of the top-rated coffee shops in Split on Kava. Not only are they one of Croatia’s top coffee roasters but their baristas really know their way around their La Marzocco machine.

Be sure to try a Flat White, served from their beautiful cups, and take time to chill and catch up with a friend.

Find kava2 on Kava Specialty Coffee App.

4Coffee Soul Food, Hrvojeva

4Coffee is a hole-in-the-(Roman)-wall, take-out-only spot, that’s perfect for those who want to grab a coffee to go.

Grab an espresso (there’s often a choice of roasts available) and walk around nearby Park Josipa Jurja Strossmayera with its famous statue of Gregory of Nin, or head down to the harbor to watch the boats and soak up some energy from the sun and the clear blue water.

Or just perch outside and caffeinate yourself, basking in the weird feeling that maybe Roman emperor Diocletian once stood in exactly the same spot as you are right now.

Check out the coffees rated at 4Coffee on Kava.

D16 Specialty Coffee Shop, Trogirska Ulica

Situated right in the heart of the old town, next to the old fish market is D16’s takeaway spot.

There are a couple of stools outside but you’re only a couple of minutes walk from the Riva, so get a takeout coffee and head down to the Riva and grab a seat amongst the palm trees and do some people-watching.

Find D16 Specialty Coffee Shop on Kava Specialty Coffee App.

KaKantun Specialty Coffee and Gin, Ulica Dujma Vušković

If you're looking for a place to sit and chill in the heart of Diocletian's Palace, KaKantun could be just for you. Specialty coffee shop during the day and gin bar during the evening, it does both admirably.

Cool down with one of their highly rated iced lattes and an almond croissant. Embrace the Dalmatian concept of pomalo and just sit and take it easy for a while, admiring the stunning Roman architecture all around you.

You can find KaKantun on Kava here.

Join the community of coffee lovers on Kava

Kava is the new free app for specialty coffee lovers.

Kava helps you discover the best specialty coffee shops. Rate your coffees and share images, comments and likes with your friends and followers.

Get it now for free on Android or iPhone here.