Heading to Split and looking for a plant-based café in Split? We discovered Maka Maka for a unique healthy brunch experience. There are two plant-based locations in Split. We visited their Old Town branch and also tried out their take away stall nearby.

The setting

The main café is on the corner of a pretty tree lined square in the Old Town, one street away from the Diolcletian’s Palace.

The UNESCO listed area is Instaworthy and peaceful.

Maka Maka is also near local falafel hotspot, Daddy Cool, with its iconic floral syrup drinks.

The space

So what can you expect when you arrive? A massive window opens onto the street. Outside, there are more tables in the tree shaded square and a few stool height tables for two against the wall. We loved the bright coloured cushions on the floor.

 

What else?

Maka Maka also has a take away stall on the Riva. It’s a  perfect plant-based pitstop for an evening stroll along the waterfront. It serves a range of plant-based smoothies, açai bowls, juices and kombuchas. The café also does take-aways and they are happy to pack any leftovers up for you.

The staff, especially at the stand on the Riva, are very helpful.

The fresh juice test

Need a kombucha when you are in Split? There’s a good range of smoothies and juices – seven of each, plus kombucha and shots.

We decided to review the Detox – a crisp and thirst quenching mix of cucumber, carrot, ginger apple and lemon.

What we ate

The café keep it simple and stick to doing two things very well- poké bowls and açai bowls. There’s a large choice of vegan and vegetarian bowls on offer.  We went for the for the açai.

We chose the Nalu – a blend of açai, banana, mango and coconut milk. The freezing cold mix was topped off with granola, cashews, blueberries, pineapple, coconut shavings and bee pollen.

It came in a pretty ceramic bowl.

Later in the day we visited the stand on the harbour front. We had the pink Dragon Bowl. Refreshingly cold, it contained pitaya, bananas and coconut milk. It was topped with granola, pineapple, bee pollen and berries and was perfect pre-dinner treat. We also tried a bottle of lime and ginger kombucha.

The bill

Detox juice  32HRK
Nala bowl  55HRK
Dragon bowl  55HRK
Kombucha  30HRK

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Maka Maka

Pistura 1
21000
Split
Croatia

099 302 8765
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