One does not often have the opportunity to return to places of great culinary joy when abroad. Because the gang and I planned to go to Hvar Island, we had to pass through Split once more. As was our custom on our first visit, we stopped by D16 Coffee.

As you can see from the image above, their cappuccinos are masterfully crafted. What you cannot see, however, is my concealed enjoyment of the beverage in question. Once you have retrieved your minds from the gutter, you will understand I was alluding to the manifold flavours enclosed in this delightful cup of Joe.


Their biscuits are not to be turned away either. The chocolate chip cookie was deliciously soft and chewy. Clearly made either there, or somewhere nearby.

Overall, there is not much one can say about a coffee house. They often serve good coffee and have a pleasant demeanour towards the customers. But there is something special about D16. It is situated in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace, nestled away in a side street by a fountain with some interesting graffiti. The locale is quaint and, in a way, hard to find. Google maps has not quite adapted Split’s numerous nooks and crannies.

D16 is the place you want to go if Split’s burgeoning tourism becomes too overwhelming. The seafront promenade is beautiful, no doubt, but you will seldom find a bench unoccupied. D16 gives one peace and seclusion as well as excellent coffee and service. It is for this reason that it has made the grade and attained the lofty heights of Cedric Suggests. Do go here if you have the time.

The Chow-Chow (sometimes simply Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi-Quan (Pinyin: sōng-shī quǎn 鬆獅犬), which means “puffy-lion dog”. Wikipedia

It should be noted that the delightful dog in the featured image was not in any way attached to D16 Coffee, much to my chagrin.