45D’s Top Five: Places to Dine In, Split Edition

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Food is a HUGE part of our lives and the way that we travel here at 45 Degrees Sailing. Knowing where to find good food isn’t always easy when you travel, and often it is hard to find the gems amongst the rest.

So to help you out with the labyrinth of restaurants and eateries here in Split, we have put together a brief guide to a few of our personal favourite places to eat!

Brasserie on 7

Owned by two fabulous Australian/Croatian friends of ours, this is the only place on the main waterfront (which locals call the Riva) that we recommend! Affectionately known in local circles as B7, this is definitely where we bring friends and family when we want to show off the best that Split has to offer.

In a town where good breakfasts are hard to find, do yourself a favour and come straight to B7 for breakfast or brunch. Their cakes and desserts are to die for!  Their prices are more substantial than your average Croatian restaurant, and yet you definitely get what you pay for. From the fruit smoothies to the lush cocktails, the fabulous breakfasts to the delectable desserts, the team at B7 serve up a fantastic foodie experience with a view to match!

To Je Tako

If you’re looking for something a bit different from the usual fare available here in Split, then look no further than To Je Tako! Offering Latin American dishes made with, where possible, fresh locally-grown produce, the flavours here are as bright as the decor! We really love their homemade tortillas (both wheat flour AND corn!) as well as their cocktail specials menu, and they are located right in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace.

Corto Maltese

One of our personal favourites, the team at Corto Maltese inject creative twists and flair into traditionally Croatian dishes and ingredients. Located in the old town just off the hustle and bustle of Marmontova, they often have a local musician playing and the vibe is always fantastic. We recommend Corto Maltese for lunch or dinner, and breakfasts until 11am during summer season.

Local hack: The owners of Corto Maltese also own the vegetarian restaurant across the way, Pandora Greenbox. As there is often a wait for a table at Corto Maltese, why not grab a cocktail at Pandora Greenbox while you wait for your table at Corto Maltese?!

Pandora Greenbox

Speaking of a cocktail at Pandora Greenbox… They also do food!

This one is for all the vegetarians out there who visit Split and have a hard time finding tasty, interesting, delicious vege options. Here at Pandora, you have a whole menu full of awesome vege dishes! Including desserts that are both creative AND mouth watering, Presented to you with the same humour and sass that you can get across the road at Corto Maltese.

Villa Spiza

If you are an early bird, up walking the streets of Split old town in the fresh morning sun, you might just happen to stroll past a humble little restaurant down one of the side streets that has a basket full of produce fresh from the morning market, a dog hanging out on the doorstep and an intoxicating scent wafting out of the kitchen, usually heavily laden with garlic! If you know the place I am describing, then you know where Villa Spiza is.

These guys know that what they do is awesome. That is why you can’t make a booking ahead of time. Instead, patrons line up outside along the street waiting for a table to be vacated.

They have a constantly changing seasonal menu. This means that when they sell out of a dish, it gets crossed off the hand written menu.  So we highly recommend that you get there early to make sure you dont miss out!

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