The Question mark kafana is the oldest kafana (traditional restaurant) in Belgrade. It is a small charming house built in the traditional Balkan style at the beginning of the 19th century, across the street from the cathedral.

Though it is a bit touristy, it is worth visiting for the delicious Serbian meals, the cozy atmosphere and the preserved spirit of 19th century Belgrade with the traditional live music band.

Brief history

It was built in 1824 by Naum Ičko, a trading consul and son of one of the key people of the Serbian revolution. Later it was discovered that the kafana really belonged to knez Miloš Obrenović.

It was first known as Ećim Toma’s kafana, then “at the Pastor’s”, and in 1892, the church authorities forbid the kafana to be called “Kod Saborne crkve (by the Cathedral)”, so the owner decided to temporarily name it ? (question mark). The name remains today.

Kafana ? is located in the central Kralja Petra street, in the romantic Kosančićev venac neighborhood.