Mayka

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Kosančićev venac 2 (at Pop-Lukina ), Belgrade, Serbia

Vegetarian restaurant serving a mix of cuisines, from veggie burgers to samosa. Open Mon-Sat 10:00am-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Pizza, International, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, European, Fusion

30 Reviews

First Review by AinoPerttunen

Concept Restaurant - Edit

This place is something you don't see everyday. The friendly owner turn a boutique into a restaurant. Risky but great outcome. The food is tasty and the atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing night. I'll come again

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Delicious food in heart of Belgrade - Edit

We had amazing food here in funky vintage store atmosphere. The mixed veg and vegan options with international and national twists. This is not a vegan restaurant you are going to leave hungry. They also have a very nice beer selection and lots of lots of teas. We were too full to have desert but they looked amazing. If I live in Belgrade Imwould be here everyday!

Pros: Expansive menu, Great vintage furniture, Very friendly staff

Cons: The rock classics sound track! , Too much to choose from..., To full to try desert

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A good choice.... just not as good as Mandala - Edit

It's very good, the vibe is great, the decor is unique and interesting. The staff were great, my waiter spoke perfect English and was very friendly. I had the chips and mushrooms starter, which was basically exactly as described, and how I would make it myself at home - thrown in a pan, fried, then thrown in a bowl with some ketchup. My main course was the Serbian special, a pepper stuffed with some sort of cottage cheese, then battered and deep-fried - delicious. With some kebab type things that could easily pass as meat kebabs - quite nice. And some fairly stale bread - not so nice. But overall I enjoyed it, and would have gone again.

Had I written this review yesterday it would read better. But if you carry on down the side street past the building works you'll find Mandala, where I went today. And that's really top-drawer veggie dining, as good as you'll find anywhere. And to that, Mayka doesn't really compare.

Pros: Nice vibe, Good atmosphere, Decent food

Cons: Fairly rudimentary cookery skills on display, Why go here, when Mandala is 50 metres away?

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A+ food - Edit

Vegetarian restaurant with plenty of clearly marked vegan options. The vegan burgers are tasty and the vegan brownie (actually more of an orange chocolate self-saucing pudding) is amazing. Staff are really friendly and prices are on-par for restaurants in the area.

Pros: Great food, Decent price, Friendly staff

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Odd - Edit

Location, interior and food are all very nice, kinda expensive for relatively small potions, but good. however our server was quite weird and cold. A man, who i suppose, is the owner kept asking my sister and i very weird and intrusive questions, started with asking us whether we're vegetarian or vegan (which is fine!) but then ended up asking about our exact diet plans and made really uncomfortable comments about my weight, kept on asking whether i exercise, how much, how often, and other really weird questions.. he kept returning to talk to us, in a very odd way. probably wouldn't return



Updated from previous review on 2017-10-01

Pros: good food, many vegan options

Cons: weird staff, expensive

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Very bad customer service, average food - Edit

Never in my life have I returned a dish - until today. We were greeted nicely after entering, however that's where the positives end. The person serving us was rude (ignoring our attempts to ask questions, kept repeating "Wait" to all our inquiries - we wanted to order additional items and move our seats because we were cold sitting right next to a fan). Main dishes arrived before the starter did, but we decided to keep both not to make a fuss. As a main, I ordered the Thai Special ("Vegetables with rice, seitan, spring rolls"). Unfortunately, what I got was more like a risotto (cooked rice mixed with frozen peas, carrots and other finely chopped vegetables), cut soy(?) sausage and two spring rolls (those were the only good part). No Thai spices or ingredients, the overall dish felt more like a reasonably cheap, underseasoned Chinese takeaway. I was so unhappy that for the first time ever I decided to return my dish. To my surprise, none of the staff were willing to talk to me, our waiter wouldn't listen to my complaint and only ordered me not to stand in the way, then ignored me. The other staff members were ignoring me too for what must have been at least 10 minutes of me desperately trying to talk to them. Finally, somebody new approached me and said: "You had me called?". This person turned out to be the chef (who I did not have called, all I wanted was for any one member of the floor staff to communicate with me). I explained my situation to the chef, to which he replied he only follows the recipe. Then our original waiter came, stood between me and the chef with his back to me, they spoke in Serbian and then the chef left. Then I was ignored again. In the end I gave up, put my plate on the bartop and went back to my table. Thank god, I was not charged for my dish. I don't know what happened. Other reviews seemed great, the interior of the restaurant is wonderful. My friend's food was average, wine was great. Staff behaviour, however, was absolutely shocking. I will not be going back and sadly, I cannot recommend Mayka to anyone.

Pros: Interior, Wine, Complimentary pastry that came with our tea

Cons: Staff behaviour, Service, Food

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Loud with tasty juice - Edit

Honestly we found the music a bit loud and the food a bit bland (I ordered the Serbian touch meal - tempeh sausages) but the coffee is fine and the Granada juice was delicious. I would go back to try something else if I stayed longer but I wouldn't order the Serbian touch again.

Pros: Fresh juice , Moderately priced , Easy to find

Cons: Food could use more seasoning

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Jeesus... - Edit

So, I ordered take away food, the food was great but unfortunately the dose was very very very tiny. Not even for a babyborn was suitable. So improve your doses in order to get better.

I'm sorry, but for 1000rsd (10euros) it doesn't worth it.

Cons: too expensive

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Delicious - Edit

I loved this place! Great food, lovely staff and cosy interior. We had the typical Serbian sausages, made of tempeh and they were just great!

Pros: Everything veggie and vegan

Cons: The starter and main dish were served at the same

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4 thumbs down! - Edit

we ordered the 3 vegan dishes and they were awful, tasteless and raw. the Thai special was overcooked bland rice only with 3 Vegetables. the 2nd one was the goulash, i never seen someone distorting this dish like that, it was pasta with gravy not at all as described. the last dish was Samosa, the pees in it were raw and tasteless and the dew was like plastic. don't waist your time and money on this 'restaurant' and go to the market buy ingredients and make better food at home. my cats could make better food then them

Pros: the actual place was nice, the waiters too.

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tasty - Edit

The staff was pleasant and polite, ambient was nice and cozy, The food was tasty, the goulash was good but the miso soup and pasta that my spouse ordered was tasty but not tasty enough for me to eat it again.

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Nice place for casual diner - Edit

Nice place for a casual diner, decoration inside is a bit chaotic but the food is very nice

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Odlicna hrana - Edit

Jako kul mesto,ima dosta izbora za vegane, jako sam se slatko najela

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Lots of vegan options - Edit

I had the Thai special and the samosas, I didn't get the spring rolls that said would come with the Thai special, and the samosas were a bit doughy, but it was still super tasty and I will probably go back to try some other dishes.

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Mayka- made with care - Edit

I spent 5 nights in Belgrade, and on 3 separate occasions dined at Mayka.. The food is great, with plenty of variety on the menu for vegans such as me, plus delicious desserts, beer and good, strong coffee; what's not to like?

The staff were friendly and helpful, and spoke excellent English (thank you!!).

If you don't like people smoking (outside), find another place. Mayka is not a hipster hangout but the food, ambiance and service are first class. The location may appear tricky to find, but once you've got your bearings, you will realise just how close it is to the main drag, Knez Mihailova. Get down there!

Thank you Mayka. You made my stay not just survivable but thoroughly enjoyable!

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Одлично место са веганским менијем - Edit

Кухиња је врло добра, атмосфера такође, положај такође, али феноменална и чињеница да овакав ресторан постоји у Београду и то треба ценити и одржавати. Пробао сам лиснато тесто пуњено поврћем и зачинима са три врсте соса, дал супу од сочива и смути са бананом, шљивама и наранџом и више нисам гладан и уживам. Свратите и заситите се и ви и уживајте!

Pros: Храна је укусна и свежа, Положај ресторана је одличан, Атмосфера је одлична

Cons: Немам ни једну замерку

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delicious and eclectic vegetarian food - Edit

There is an eclectic range of options on the menu, from Balkan versions of Indian and Thai dishes to vegan kebabs and goulash. I went there with a non-vegetarian friend. I ordered the seitan goulash and he got the Thai curry. Both dishes were delicious, though the Thai curry looked quite different from what you would normally associate with that term. The food is all vegetarian and there are many explicitly labelled vegan options. Additionally several dishes can be made vegan upon request. There are also many nice salads, smoothies and desserts. The furniture and interior decoration could be improved.

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-03

Pros: good food, friendly staff, convenient location

Cons: slightly pricey for Belgrade, decor and furniture needs improvement

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Very nice! - Edit

Me and my twin did an interail and even though I'm now a vegan I was then a vegetarian! We had a vegetarian pizza and it was very good! We were travelling on a budget so we ordered only one pizza for both of us and I guess they were surprised xD they were very kind and in the end they asked where were we from (Portugal) and reacted very nicely :)

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super cute & tasty - Edit

The place is very cute with great atmosphere and music. Really nice stuff. The food was delicious.. we had curry and salad,everything was fresh and tasty.

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Amazing! - Edit

One of the best places in Beograd! The staff was really super friendly and nice, they took really good care of us :) And the food was amazing and really interesting. I would go again :)

Pros: very friendly staff, amazing food, nice vibe

Cons: little expensive for serbian standards

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STOP SMOKING IN VEGGIE RESTAURANTS - Edit

STOP SMOKING IN VEGGIE RESTAURANTS
Mayka is wonderful vegetarian food. Some of the best we have eaten anywhere on the globe.
Over the last few nights were were there. Dan the waiter was terrific. Last night the restaurant was empty and a couple of people were there smoking. I explained to Dan that to us a veggie restaurant is about eating well and healthy, why not have the smokers simply have their coffee and smokes outside? Very politely he said, "That is not possible."
We did a takeaway.This incredible beautiful delicious food, and the place smells of cigarette smoke. OTHER RESTAURANTS IN BELGRADE, NOT MANY, DO MOVE THE SMOKERS OUTSIDE and there are separate sections
I do NOT like to impose my predilections on others, but this incredible veggie restaurant could be truly fabulous if you asked the smokers to eat outside.
Please make your veggie restaurant truly healthy and delicious, get the smokers to smoke outside!
The culture of smoking in Belgrade is as dense as smog in Delhi. We sit outside of Jazz clubs and listen through the window. We don't eat inside of most restaurants because of smoking. This is like the USA was 40 years ago! Time for the Marlboro Man to ride off into the sunset!

Pros: Fabulous very creative veggie food!!! , Delicious, Staff very friendly, passable English.

Cons: STOP SMOKING INSIDE!, Music too loud, but they turn it down a wee bit.

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very good - Edit

the best goulash ever, kind and friendly staff. a must go in Beograd, also not expensive

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love this place - Edit

The vegan goulash was amazing! So happy to see such great vegan food in Belgrade!

Pros: great food and many options

Cons: wish it was all vegan

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a must eat! - Edit

Probably the best vegan food i've eaten in serbia! Maybe a bit more pricy for balkan standards but still very good value for your money.
The menu looked incredible, i really wanted to try all the food!

Pros: friendly staff, a lot of vegan options + big portions, cosy interior

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Kooky restaurant definitely worth a visit - Edit

The food was great, quite spicy (which I personally love) and very flavoursome. There was a decent variety of dishes, with more than half the menu boasting VEGAN options!

Staff are very friendly and approachable. The decor is really quite interesting and I have to say this place has the coolest bathroom I've probably ever seen in a restaurant... almost worth the visit alone.

Pros: tasty dishes, friendly staff, cool decor and even cooler bathroom

Cons: wifi didn't work

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Very cosy little vegetarian/vegan restaurant! - Edit

I really liked this place. The people were so friendly. The food was really delicious! I had an ayurvedic lemonade and the mayka goulash: seitan & vegetables in aromatic tomato gravy + tagliatelle + cheese!

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Great place! - Edit

Great food and super friendly staff!

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MaykaBeograd 02 Aug 2016 - Dear Mette, thank's for visiting us and for great review. Mayka & the hosts hope to see you again. Welcome!  


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