If you have ever been to Sofia, you probably know that its charm is literally hidden. Its small cobbled streets decorated with hidden gems intertwine with busy boulevards and break through slender pedestrian zones where one can easily get lost. One of these cobbled streets holds the hidden gem of Vila Rosiche – a kinky and vintage sweeterie with an incredibly delicious apple pie with home-made ice cream and the best and smoothest cappuccino in town.
I have to admit that the first time I visited Vila Rosiche I was more impressed with the interior rather than the cakes and the coffee. The flowery motives on the walls along with the selection of soft color nuances and the furniture in a 50-60's style collected through the years definitely optimised the coziness of the café's halls.
The owners obviously made every tiny decorative element count so that their exuberance could appear natural and inviting. I, however, didn't make the right first choice with the cakes and went for a piece of Swedish princess cake which tasted rather boring.
My second visit however was a success. The freshly baked apple pie I ordered was juicy enough and had an invaluable partner with it – a soft and creamy home-made ice cream with walnuts and figs. Yummy. I recommend that you wash all that down with a cup of cappuccino. Yes, it is quite expensive for the average cappuccino rates in Sofia (4.30 Bulgarian leva, which is actually cheap when exchanged in pounds or euro – 1.60 GBP or 2.20 EUR), but it is worth it. It tastes like a cotton candy with a coffee-milky flavor.