Cakum Pakum


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Cakum Pakum

Walking into this cosy restaurant feels like entering a vintage shop - the place is full of antiques, old leather suitcases and various retro-looking knick-knacks. Superb International cuisine is severed amongst these relics, with an emphasis on Italian dishes.


Like most areas in the Balkan region, Sarajevo’s cuisine is made up of fresh local produce such as meat (particularly lamb), dairy products, different breads, fresh fruit and vegetables. Traditional dishes to look out for include jagnjetina (lamb grilled over open fire), begova corba (chicken), one of the many stews and the local fast food cevapcici (minced meat sausages). However, be sure to leave space for a piece of baklava, a sweet honey pastry.