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Digital nomad “go-to” coffee stops in Split’s city center

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč


Once you come to Split, you will notice there are numerous places where you can get a cup of coffee. So, how to choose the one? We hope this little guide of a few stops will help you out with that.

All the coffee shops/bars on this list are located in the center of Split because we know that during the first few days in a new city everyone needs some time to get used to new surroundings. However, you also still need coffee.

Whether you need that caffeine kick to do some work, research the tips and tricks on how to apply for Croatia’s digital nomad residence permit, or get to know more about day-to-day life in Split, coffee is definitely essential.

Therefore, without further ado, we bring you our selected digital nomad go-to spots: we didn’t sort them by any type of preference, we leave that to you!

D16 Coffee

D16 Coffee is a specialty coffee shop located in the Diocletian’s Palace. Their offer consists of various specialty coffee drinks as well as croissants and cookies. This summer they will also add sandwiches to their menu.
Their two indoor spaces are not overly large, with several tables to sit at, but are both comfortable. D16 team also has a larger table set up specifically with digital nomads in mind which has power outlets close by for charging your devices.

Location: Dominisova 16


KaKantun is a specialty coffee and gin bar settled near the Golden Gates of Diocletian’s Palace. This combination might sound strange at first, but it is not so. At KaKantun you get 2 for 1: a place to do some work with a nice cup of coffee during the day, and a place to chill with a gin cocktail during the evening. They have both indoor and outdoor seating areas, so you’re welcome to choose your preferred spot.

Location: Ul. Dujma Vušković


kava2 is part of the kava family: there’s also kava37 in Hvar and the roastery kavaRO in Split. They offer specialty coffee and natural juices when it comes to drinks, as well as freshly baked croissants and cookies if you would like a snack. Their indoor seating area is not too large, but the terrace more than makes up for it! They are located outside of the Palace but are well worth a stroll to get a nice cup of coffee and do some work.

Location: Starčevićeva 2/1

Marvlvs Library Jazz Bar

A library jazz bar located inside the Diocletian palace in Split, near the Split City Museum in the birthplace of Marko Marulić, the father of Croatian literature. Marvlvs sticks to its theme, so prepare to be surrounded by books and mellow music. Their offer is varied, from coffee and tea to whisky and Guinness and anything in between. You will find several tables to sit at and, being a library bar, the atmosphere is mostly just right for doing some work while enjoying a drink or two.

Location: Papalićeva 4

Pick your own favorite spot!

Of course, these are not the only spots in the city worth going to – there are plenty of other places as well!
However, we tried to focus on what you as a digital nomad would need from such a place:

good coffee and a nice working environment.

Notice we said “nice working environment” not “splendid view from Marjan or Riva” or “vicinity of the beach at Bačvice or Žnjan”. We don’t want you getting too distracted by Split’s beauty and being unable to do any work!

On second thought, maybe we do…

Drinking coffee in Split


About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I am a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I am not creating content about Split's tech community, you will find me in singing rehearsals, somewhere in nature, in the theater, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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