This past weekend in Downtown Osijek was a very busy weekend with the Easter Market. After reading about the opening of Gold by Waldinger by the Osijek tourist board web site. It was time to check it out this past Monday. The location has been a huge success since its grand opening in mid-March this year. It is the place to get some of the best desserts in Osijek ranging from Cakes, Chocolate treats, Ice Cream and more. The location is Downtown Osijek on the corner of Zupanijska Ul and Hrvatske Republike close to the Hotel Waldinger. With the Patio now open to enjoy the great weather.
The desserts are made with the best ingredients and the knowledge of the right blend of chocolate make it irresistible with much decadence. The dessert here are one of Osijek best places to indulge oneself with many variety cakes. It is hard to choose which one if this is your first visit to any of the Waldinger café’s. It’s always best to bring along a family member or a friend that way you could try more than one dessert by sharing. The other thing that is interesting to note is the Ice Cream with something for everyone (Just ask as they have Gluten-free, Vegan ice cream with soy milk) I had a chance to try the Black Forest cake (Schwarzwald torta) The Chocolate sponge area was perfect balance with the cherry cream filling. It had a balance of being sweet and tart at the same time. The smoothies were also on the list and reminded me of an American style.
Their knowledge of chocolate is better than most and they did a great job describing it.on their website: “ Couverture chocolate is the main ingredient in desserts that will delight you. Made of high-quality cocoa beans, special varieties of Criollo and Trinitario, is treated at low temperatures with results in preservation of taste and aroma, ( source www.goldwaldinger.hr)
When you first walk by the newly restored building in down town Osijek the first impression is like walking into a classical movie set. It has all the elements of glam with the careful use of Gold used in the motif from dessert display cases use of gold trim and more. The place has a really cool design feeling that is inviting and with nostalgia of easy living life before the modern digital age. The furniture is very exotic custom made, with a relaxing couture of curves being ergonomic. They have paid a great deal of attention to creating the right ambience using light fixtures and incredibly enough a hint of gold on the ceiling. Gold by Waldinger cafe has all the elements of glam and sparkle from the 60’s and 70’s to really tie into the feeling of luxury.
The exterior patio really jumps out as they used circle Astro turf grass in the concreate jungle a sense of green space. The bright coloured furniture of red, yellow and green work well with carpeted grass. The whole outdoor environment gives a stark contrast to the Osijek’s gothic in the foreground. The artistic style is something in which brings the unique character of café, in harmonizing tradition culture in a modern world.
So if you are in downtown Osijek this is the place to be. This place makes everyone feel welcome and invited to take part of enjoying the time honored tradition of spoil oneself with a bit of Chocolate dessert that is as rich as the design of the Café Pastry shop. This will be Waldinger’s the third location for in Osijek. (Portanova called Lounge Waldinger and the original Waldinger Café inside the Waldinger Hotel)
Written by James B. Mac Donald
For more info about Waldinger go to their facebook page or Instagram page
Picture from Waldinger website and social media.