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Deli-style veggie cafe opened in 2011 by the owners of Makro Vega. Offers prepared savory dishes as well sweets displayed in cases. Uses seasonal and mostly organic ingredients. Location is ten minutes on foot from the old city. Open Mon-Fri 07:00-20:00, Sat 08:00-17:00. Closed Sun.

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73 Reviews

First Review by Maximilian


Points +121

26 Sep 2023

Local place

The protein meal was the only meal left when I arrived. They close at 8 so be on time.
The meal was very good and big portion. tasty. Normal prices €12 compared to the city center.
Next day I went back and choose a croatian dish with seitan. It was supposed to be spicy but it wasn’t at all. The veggies were bland and some veggies were too hard to chew. The dish was also kinda cold. It came a minute after I ordered. So I wonder how fresh it is. I wanted to order a coffee after the dinner and it was not possible they cleaned it already. It was 19 o’clock. I guess this place is more for lunch cos it’s also empty while I was having dinner.
Most dishes are vegan what I saw but they charge for plant milk.



Points +248

05 Sep 2023

Tasty little cafe

I went near closing so only had a few options left. The protein plate was tasty and just what I wanted after a week if struggling to find decent vegan food in Croatia. The girl behind the counter was very friendly and attentive.

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-05


Points +524

26 Aug 2023

Fresh balanced and delicious

Great for a quick lunch or on the go, the cafe is full of great options with actual protein in meals (seitan, tofu, etc.). I had a wrap (seitan) , a vegan cake , and a chia pudding. Good portions, especially for the price and compared to the rest of Split centre. I came twice to the cafe since it was one of the better options in Split. The full dishes look great as well.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-26


Points +230

24 Aug 2023

Great find off the beaten track

Lovely cafe away from tourist town, really friendly and helpful staff and delicious food. Went for the oyster mushroom tempura, which was great and came with risotto, salad and veg AND home made vegan mayo and bbq sauce. Lots of food that I couldn’t finish!

Pros: Friendly staff , Big portions, Not too expensive


Points +22

23 Aug 2023


We came here for breakfast and didn't regret! It was very good. Had a falafel burrito and a sweet cia creme. The coffee with oat milk was perfect!

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-23


Points +140

16 Aug 2023

Great value

Large portions and not expensive. Quite a lot of vegan options it was hard to choose!


Points +60

10 Aug 2023

Great cafe

Nice cafe with several food options and plant milk. Tasty coffee, sandwiches and cake.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-10


Points +56

01 Jul 2023

Delicious veggie options

The tempeh wraps were so tasty we had 3! They also had tempeh and tofu sandwiches, plant based milk, a vegan dessert and large healthy protein meals with falafel, quinoa and salad. Staff wete incredibly rude still worth visiting even though it's a bit out of the city centre.

Pros: Lots of veggie/vegan options


Points +43

21 Jun 2023

Nice place for quick snack

We were here for breakfast, so we ordered a falafel burrito and a seitan one along with some sweet porridge dish. It was nice, strange to have falafel with ajvar, but thats Croatia.

Pros: Bio organic, Good price

Cons: No pancakes till 9.30, Coffee could be better


Points +20

20 Jun 2023

Fresh, balanced ,and not the usual choices

This cafe is a wonderful find! The choices range from the usual (falafel) to the more interesting (fried oyster mushroom) entrees. The meals are well balanced with a high protein grain, a couple of salads, a main ingredient, and sauces on the side. All was fresh and delicious. The service for dinner was quick and courteous, with plenty of seating. Overall, a good value.


Points +598

22 May 2023

Vegan and organic heaven

I love UpCafé. Only a 15 min from the Diocletian Palace, the place has a very nice atmosphere, friendly and welcoming staff, and the food is just amazing - you never know what to choose from the menu, because everything looks incredible. I had the tofu and vegetable lasagna and the cherry-mint kombucha today - perfect to keep me going, because even if the lasagna is under the “snacks” menu, it’s a big portion. And you’ll find fairer prices than in the Old Town. Highly recommend it, and looking forward to visiting you again soon!

Update 22.05.2023: back in town, and of course, I had to visit UpCafé again. Had the tofu meal today. One of the best vegan options they have. Thank you! 🙏

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-04

Pros: Mostly vegan, Friendly staff, Fair prices


Points +160

11 May 2023

A true gem in Split!

I ordered the oyster mushroom meal and it was very tasty. It costs 12€, so not that much comparing to other options in Split. I would definitely come back here!


Points +148

14 Apr 2023

Best Food in Split! A Must Visit!

Absolutely delicious hearty Vegan food. We came here on our last night in Split and was our fav meal of the holiday. I wish we had come here 1st as think we would have come everyday.
I had the Protein meal and it was so good, I wish I knew how to cook sauces like this.
It was great value for the huge portions, we were so stuffed we had to take desert away.
It's about 10 mins walk away from the centre and easy to find.


Points +176

10 Mar 2023

What a great place to start your day and eat through the day!

Very delicious food and friendly staff. Lots of great vegan options for breakfast lunch and dinner.
The Seitan Burrito was super delicious and I am sure all other food is as great as that.
They have outside sitting, indoor sitting and upstairs sitting.

Pros: Lots of Vegan Options, Great coffee with Plant Based milks, Delicious Desserts

Cons: Not enough time to try all their delicious food.


Points +465

29 Oct 2022

Best vegan food in Croatia so far!

A great find in Split! We had the vegan lasagne, falafel wrap, two vegan desserts and iced coffees.

The lasagne was amazing, crispy edge and a good portion for a reasonable price! The wrap was good, the falafel fluffy and sauce delicious.

Cakes!!! The sweet potato cake was insane! What a treat! The only downside was not being given the recipe 😂

Iced coffee with soya milk - not an easy find in Croatia.

Pros: Lovely staff - helpful and spoke great English , Amazing food, Good prices


31 Oct 2022

Liked it so much we came back again. This time our orders changed but equally as Delicious


Points +483

27 Oct 2022

Nice cafe

Has lot of vegan options and oat milk. Nice place for breakfast or lunch.


Points +136

14 Oct 2022

Very tasty meals

Constantly high quality of food, very tasty and always fresh. Absolutely a place to go whilst visiting Split. But I have a small remark about the service. It seems there is not enough people and waiting time is long during the lunch time. After 20 min I had to go to the counter to be able to order my dine in lunch.


Points +36

12 Oct 2022

Huiselijk eten

Echt vullende en gezonde maaltijden.

Pros: Veel vegan opties, Vers en huiselijk


Points +88

12 Oct 2022


Upcafe has many vegan food options, friendly staff and good coffee. Definitely worth a visit.

Pros: Fair prices, Good for takeaway


Points +1260

26 Sep 2022

They deserve 5 stars purely for giving tap water with the meal!

In all seriousness, food was great, tasty and not greasy. The deli is busy with locals, which is a great sign. Prices are reasonable and you don’t get ripped off like in other veggie places in Split. Loved the vegan baiadera as dessert.


Points +1754

26 Sep 2022

Hands down

The best restaurant for vegans in Split.......by far!

Pros: Reasonably priced


Points +133

22 Sep 2022

Lots of protein and cream cake!

We got the yummy seitan wrap (~3.5 euro) the protein plate with tofu, seitan and tempeh (I am missing protein in Croatia!) and an amazing cream cake. Wifi is good to work in cafe (not super fast so maybe not for zoom calls)

Pros: Friendly, Big menu, Tasty food

Cons: Slow wifi


Points +632

31 Aug 2022

Don't miss trying this place!

Wholesome, chill vibe. Delicious food at reasonable prices. Arrive after 11am if you want an unbelievable choice of fantastic food, like protein rich meals. This is our third visit to Split and I was glad we made the journey back for breakfast. If you don't want cake when you go, get one take away so you don't miss out. Their sweet options are super cool. Highly recommend!


Points +246

03 Aug 2022

So many options 😍

We went there for dinner and weren't disappointed! The staff was friendly and everything was labeled as vegetarian, vegan or gluten free. We drank an ice coffee with oat milk and it was very good. Then we also ate the daily soup, fried oyster mushrooms with vegetable-risotto, a vegan pancake and a vegan strudel. Everything tasted very good and if I would go there again there would be so many more meals that I would like to try out. The wraps, burritos and pancakes there are all between 15 kn (2 €) and 35 kn (4-5 €) which is a reasonable price. The main dishes do all cost 80 kn (10 €) which in my opinion is a bit expensive but the good taste of everything clearly makes up for it!

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-03

Pros: many options, clearly labeled, different plant milks (soy and oat)


04 Aug 2022

We went back here to try the vegan gulash and some very nice sweet couscous dumplings and it again all tasted delicious!


Points +214

03 Aug 2022

Delicious and friendly

Nice atmosphere, delicious food (some of it cheap like the daily soup and some more expensive like the main meals ), friendly staff, great iced coffee!
They had an english menue and the staff spoke english too.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-03


Points +115

20 Jul 2022

Good for coffee

Main menu is in Croatian so as a foreign tourist I had an issue choosing what to have for breakfast. I got coffee and a cake which was nothing special but good value for money that I paid for.

Pros: Good coffee, Accepts credit cards , Friendly, English speaking staff

Cons: Menu in Croatian


Points +50

15 Jul 2022


Wonderful place where to go for lunch, coffee or just snack. We had seitan burritos and it was delicious. The lady behind the corner was super nice and she made there cosy atmosphere.

Pros: Friendly staff , Low prize for delicious burritos, Free water added to food

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