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Cafe Bubamara – located in Clifton, NJ’s historic Botany Village – is sure to delight your senses, transport you to a different place, and leave you craving more. Combining old-world eclecticism with a romantic modern aesthetic, the Cafe’s originality in style and design can be seen in its interior, just as in its exterior. Bubamara’s carefully curated and cultivated atmosphere invites you to indulge in its whimsical and relaxed atmosphere, reminiscent of the glory days of Ex-Yugoslavia.

Divided into two spaces, Cafe Bubamara boasts an intimate and cozy indoor seating area that makes you feel like you are sitting in someone’s dining room rather than a restaurant. Walk through the gates into the back patio, and Cafe Bubamara’s terrace takes you to a different world. The open-air patio is situated in a large wooden gazebo surrounded by carefully selected décor and Ex-YU imagery. The patio, open during the summers, is the perfect atmosphere to enjoy your favorite Bubamara classics.

Cafe Bubamara’s unique atmosphere and design set it apart aesthetically, but its appetizing menu of Balkan favorites made according to traditional recipes is what makes all the difference and sets it apart. While enjoying Cafe Bubamara’s laid back ambiance, try homemade cakes and traditional Balkan cuisine such as burek, popara, uštipci, čevapi, djevrek, crepes and many others. We’re sure these authentic dishes will soon become your favorite meals.

Ex-YU music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s fill the Cafe, taking you to a different time and place while you sit back, relax, and enjoy your drink or meal with friends and family. That is the spirit of Cafe Bubamara, which was created as a place for friends to gather together as a community, celebrate life, and enjoy in our shared love of food.

Come join us and create new memories, indulge in delicious food, and enjoy time with your loved ones in the authentic atmosphere at Cafe Bubamara!