Artnewscafe began writing its fascinating and dynamic history in 2008, on Otets Paisiy Str., Plovdiv, as an integral part of Sarieva Hub’s conception. At present, it has attracted numerous fans and followers around the globe, carrying forward and spreading the spirit of this specific “time-place” – artnewscafe.


Аrtnewscafe is a hybrid space whose conception includes multifarious permanent services and pop-up activities. It functions as a core-hub for creative initiatives, combining the activities of a coffee-bar, personal renewal spot, a plant shop, a bookstore, an artspace, a library, a furniture and lighting showroom and others. Each of these creative corners works with selected experts who constitute the family unit of artnewscafe.


The café is situated in the very tourist center of the city – the pedestrian area of the colorful and historical Otets Paisiy Str. – where the avenue forms a quiet recess highlighted by the nearby garden. Running parallel to the Main Street and the bustling Tsar Boris III Boulevard, Otets Paisiy Str. possesses the specific aura of overlapping timelines, of transitions between the past and the present: goldsmith shops, familial enterprises and locations that preserve thousands of memories of the old Plovdiv’s families – Armenian, Jewish, Bulgarian. 

artnewscafe is part of a miniature art-island formed by Sarieva Gallery, the Art Advisory Cabinet, the FLUCA open stage for culture, as well as by various art and design offices. In the immediate vicinity are the Episcopal Basilica of Philippopolis, the Ancient Odeon, the City Garden and a number of recommended restaurants and hotels.


The architectural conception of artnewscafe, developed by MMXX architects Magdalena Matanova and Hristo Hadjiganchev, has been recognized and covered by various media, has attracted many followers and has been preserved unaltered in concept and design throughout the years.

Furthermore, everything about artnewscafe is exclusive – the café’s logo is a gift from artist Nedko Solakov, while the visitors have the chance of using design craft utensils – the glasses are manufactured by Dimitar Dilchev and the plates – by Monika Popova.


Artnewscafe regularly schedules an active event and pop-up activity program on its own and in collaboration. It is oriented towards contemporary lifestyle culture, city life, design, art, literature etc.  

Being an inclusive space and open community, Artnewscafe has its longtime friends who act as its ambassadors. The café regularly invites them along with other interesting people within the framework of its Friends Behind the Bar initiative where they all can be bartenders for one day and share their favorite activities, beverages and meals. 

Artnewscafe can serve as a place for various pop-up activities of external organizations. 

Artnewscafe also engages in philanthropic activities by supporting young artists and entrepreneurs through various platforms.

Annual Topic

A special focal point of the program is the Annual Topic. It features a current contemporary topic announced at the beginning of each year after being selected by a group of experts: futurologists, curators, designers, artists, literary scholars and analyzers. The Annual Topic alters the very space of Artnewscafе, charting the program of events and projects throughout the entire year. 


The music channel of artnewscafe often hosts different DJs and musicians as takeover artists. You can tune in the channel here.


Even if you are far from the Artnewscafe physical location, you can follow the artnewscafe mobile app that provides synthesized info about current events around contemporary art, culture, design, architecture and modern-day lifestyle in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and worldwide. 


Artnewscafe is part of Sarieva / Hub – an innovative hybrid environment which initiates improvements and provides services in the spheres of culture, art, education and city life. It is a hub of organizations and spaces with their own agendas and foci. Sarieva combines commercial services, philanthropic enterprises, educational programs and resources, as well as social activities.

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Plovdiv 4000, 38 Otets Paisiy Str.

Vanessa Popova, Vesselin Trachev, Victor Tsonev. Plam En