Staying in Bakar and its area is an opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine in restaurants and taverns in the town of Bakar and places in its area.
What you must not miss are three special features of Bakar gastronomic heritage for Bakar and its region are widely known.
BAKAR CAKE – a sweet taste of aristocratic past
According to oral tradition, a recipe for a lavish, but light Bakar Cake was designed in the middle of the 19th century.
Along with the light and dark biscuit, its finest part is the walnut cream which tells us that Bakar patricians lived it up for walnuts were, and still are, very expensive foodstuff. The recipe for this authentic dessert was passed down from generation to generation till today, when BakarTourist Board in cooperation with Vrbnik Bakery revived the 150-year-old recipe of Roberti family.
Sweeten your walk along the town of Bakar which faithfully preserves the sweet aroma of its rich past.
Interesting facts: Decorative rose on Bakar cake represents “Hirč rose” found in Bakar region and named after our well-known naturalist Dragutin Hirc
TIP: Before you reward yourself with Bakar Cake, we reccomend visiting Upper Town, the old part of Bakar where wealthy Bakar inhabitants used to live in the vicinity of landmarks such as Frankopan Castle, the Concathedral of St. Andrew the Apostle and Turkish and Roman house.
The cake can be bought and ordered at
Bakery “Pekara Vrbnik” Bakar
Primorje 50, 51222 Bakar
Tel: 051 734 292
OLD BAKARSKA VODICA /Sparkling wine/ – a golden drop of progress created by hard work
A well-known sparkling wine Bakarska vodica was usually drunk when having great celebrations and many generations toasted important life moments drinking it. It used to be drunk at the Viennese court,too.
Today can be tasted under the name Stara Bakarska vodica. The well-known sparkling wine was produced by male and female laborers of Praputnjak in dry-stone vineyard areas of Bakar, created thanks to the ruler Maria Theresa.
Revenues from sale of Bakarska vodica and wine brought Praputnjak cultural and social progress worthy of urban areas. Impressive dry-stone walls occupy the entire northeastern side of the steep slopes of Bakar Bay.
They were declared a cultural monument in 1972 as the ethnographic zone of Bakar Drystone Walls – Takala. In 2002 Agricultural Cooperative Dolčina initiated a revitalization of draystone walls. Of the total drystone area, an area of 42 hectares, only 2 hectares of Takala vineyards located in the cadastral area of Praputnjak were renewed.
It should be mentioned that Antić family produce Bakarska vodica according to the old-fashioned method in their own cellar in Praputnjak.
Interesting facts: Only 700 to 1000 bottles of Stara Bakarska vodica are produced in a year.
TIP: The area round Bakar is full of diversity and nearby places Kukuljanovo, Škrljevo, Krasica, Praputnjak, Hreljin, Zlobin, Plosna and Ponikve and the top of Risnjak Mountain are waiting for you to explore them. Vineyard Takala will delight you with a fantastic view of Bakar and Kvarner Bays.
Agricultural Cooperative “Dolčina”
Praputnjak 158A, 51225 Praputnjak
OPG/Family Farm/ Antić
Praputnjak 192, Praputnjak
Mob: 091 528 40 52
BAKARSKI BAŠKOT /Type of bun/ – a faithful companion on distant seas
The story of Bakar baškot is connected to the life of sailors, which, as the saying goes, is the bread with seven crusts.
The pastries are believed to have been brought to Bakar by fishermen from the Italian port of Chioggia. This twice-baked dry pastry has been in a past a frequent bite of Bakar sailors on voyages around the world. Although without artificial additives, it has a shelf life of as much as six months.
The smell of Bakar Baškot is for many locals a childhood scent because they often ate it for breakfast with a cup of white coffee. Due to its importance, it has been declared an official souvenir of the Town of Bakar. It can be found in summer in ceramic version in a local souvenir shop.
Look for your handmade soft or hard Baškot in the bakery “Bakarski baškot” where according to a secret recipe, up to 1000 pieces are baked daily! You will also see a plaque Gold Medal for Excellence Bakar Baškot won back in 1919 in Paris.
Curiosity: To check the quality of Bakar Baškot, it used to be thrown from a height of 2 meters down to the floor. The one which broke into more pieces was considered to be of better quality.
TIP: Walk along the waterfront, along Primorje, the main street in Bakar, just as Bakar gentlemen and captains used to do. Take a break in one of the cafes and restaurants enjoying the tranquility of Bakar Bay and, according to tradition, dip your Baškot in the coffee or wine!
Bakarski baškot d.o.o.
Veberova ul. 153, 51222 Bakar
Tel: 051 761 096