A lot of restaurants advertise their views. Horizont Cafe in Montenegro takes the claim of scenic dining to the next level.

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Horizont Cafe is located about half an hour southeast of Kotor, Montenegro, which was voted one of the best small towns in Europe to visit in 2023, if you’re driving toward Lovćen National Park. The standout feature of the restaurant and bar is its observation deck, which overlooks the Dinaric Alps and UNESCO-recognized Bay of Kotor on the Adriatic Sea. The location is so spectacular, some couples have even visited Horizont Cafe to stage wedding photos there.

Of course, most passersby come to enjoy the views over some food. One of the most popular things to enjoy at Horizont Cafe is a glass of wine or beer paired with local cured meats and cheeses or a platter of Mediterranean produce such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives. Earlier in the day, it’s an excellent place to start the morning with a cup of coffee. (Note that some reviewers have mentioned that only beverages were served during their visits.)

The much-photographed platform that put Horizont Cafe on the map is relatively small, giving patrons the feeling of having the idyllic setting all to themselves, but there are plenty of picnic-style tables cascading down the hillside on a large terraced stone patio. There’s more seating inside the actual restaurant building, along with a telescope set up to admire the views.

Sunrise and sunset are the most coveted hours to visit Horizont Cafe. Just be careful driving there when the lighting is dim — the cafe is located up a series of beautiful yet precarious hairpin turns. Once you see the view at your destination, however, you’ll know it was worth it.

Where: Zanjev do 31250 Cetinje, Montenegro