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Cult Zagreb Sandwich Bar Pingvin Shuts for Revamping

Pingvin (Photo: City Pal)

Lots of people were in shock when the news spread on social media that cult sandwich bar Pingvin, located on Tesla street in the heart of the downtown Zagreb, was no longer working.

Some thought that it could be an end of an era that has stretched more than 30 years. However, the good news is that is the legendary sandwich bar will be back again. Pingvin will re-open in around 10 days after a makeover.

“We had to replace refrigerators, cooling system, cabinest.. so we closed for a while. It was high time to refresh the interior space and we will also expand the menu which we hope customers will like. Everything will be improved and upgraded, in cooperation with the new partner,” Vlatko Duvančić told daily Jutarnji list.

Many fast-food takeaway bars in Croatia’s capital have come and gone over the years, but Pingvin remains steadfast, feeding hungry office workers and nightclubbers for over a quarter of a century.

(Photo: City Pal)

Pingvin, which first opened its doors way back in 1987, serves a wide range of freshly grilled sandwiches, from steak, chicken, turkey, and ham, to a range of vegetarian options with a host of fillings.

Pingvin has especially been a hit with those peckish after a night out in town and seeing ques 4-rows-deep at 2 am is a common site.

The new Pingvin will work from 8 am until 4 am.

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