An unbridled passion for cooking and good food, and a love for people prompted Dragica Grabovac to open her first family restaurant. Dragica traces her interest and love for cooking and baking back to her early childhood. While her mother was a wonderful cook, she never cared much for baking. Dragica took over baking duties with her younger sister Mirjana at the early age of twelve, and sometimes baked nearly a dozen different types of cookies for holidays!
When Dragica married her late husband Bosko (successful businessman) in 1980, they entertained many people at their home from all over Europe and the United States. Many who visited commented that Dragica should one day open her own restaurant. Now that her two children, Lucia and Mario (LuMar) are older and more self sufficient, freeing up her time, Dragica seized the opportunity to make her dream a reality by opening Café LuMar. Of course she is confident and hopeful Mario and Lucia will help in the restaurant!
Café LuMar is known for down-to-Earth, home-cooking, and a home-away-from-home atmosphere for all who visit. We use only the freshest ingredients and there is no compromise in quality. The vast selection of salads, sandwiches, crepes, and soups, as well as daily specials with a touch of Croatia, will satisfy even the most discriminating taste buds. Lastly, Café LuMar’s dessert creations, including home-made cookies, are the perfect way to end a satisfying meal.
Café LuMar features trendy and inviting décor with a subtle touch of elegance that is comforting and welcoming at the same time. A dream come true, the Café LuMar is a tribute to family and friends. In Dragica’s own words, the Café LuMar is “a tribute and memorial to my late husband Bosko, who was an inspiration in many ways to many people. The Café LuMar is a fitting legacy to a man who loved good food, good wine, and the company of good friends.”
A family-run business, the Café LuMar is staffed by Dragica, her youngest sister Visnja, her two children and her nephew.
Come on in, enjoy the food, the atmosphere, and the experience!