Mehmeda Spahe 20
Type: Cafe / Patisserie
With its conceptual design, Andar is a cafe bar where you will find some refuge to take a break from a hard day, drink your first morning coffee or enjoy some light daily or evening conversation with friends.
The owner, Maida, had a wish to make use of a conceptual design that would preserve the family tradition of producing quality hand-made shoes. Several years ago, after inheriting the workshop as a member of the family's third generation, she was unable to find any artisans who would carry on the tradition in the best way, so she decided to change the shop's function.
The interior is dominated by elements and motifs related to the shoemaking trade, with wooden shoe forms all around, parts of shoes, menus in the shape of a sole, photographs and flowers that fit in nicely with the antiques and old Bosnian motifs.
It's interesting to mention the fact that the family always said they were going to the shop (radnja), and "andar" is actually the word "radn(j)a" spelled backwards. Guests from Spain told the owners that "andar" means "to walk" in their language. Also, "andar" can sometimes be used colloquially to mean "let's sit in our shoes" (go for a walk).