First Gluten-Free Brunch Bar in Zagreb Opens – Meet Kata!

Daniela Rogulj

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Katin kruh bez glutena
Katin kruh bez glutena

Whether you are on a gluten-free diet for health reasons, have Celiac disease, or are consciously thinking about what you put into your body, you’ve likely heard of the Croatian gluten-free brand that has made it easier for many who struggle with finding the right foods for their diet.

Namely, reports that Kata’s gluten-free bread began operating in 2015 and quickly became recognizable in supermarket chains or small specialty stores for its products that are 100% gluten-free. Various bread, fine cakes, and biscuits quickly found their way to the desired audience and the brand soon outgrew its initial capacities.

Katarina Komarica, the founder of the brand known as Kata, turned to investors, and Luka and Iva Zovko entered the story as owners, leaving their previous careers with a clear vision of which direction they want to go. They kept the brand name and raised its philosophy to a new level, which resulted in expanding the range and the recent opening of a brunch bar in Zagreb on Petrinjska 29.

Open just two weeks, Kata Brunch Bar is already number one on the list of those needing to kick gluten out of their diet. The small restaurant shelves are filled daily with snacks such as tapioca balls or zlevka for which Kata became famous, but also vegetable cakes, salads, burek, raw cakes, biscuits, and snacks.

As Iva told, the brunch bar was her idea from the beginning of taking over the brand. She wanted to get out of production and be among people in direct contact with customers to get the best possible feedback as a brand. In the end, it turned out to be a hit because customers are constantly coming, calling, telling their stories, and giving Iva new ideas on how to move forward. In addition to the current offer, the range is like a living organism that changes concerning customer reactions, so they are trying gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and keto solutions, as well as lactose-free recipes and the like. The brunch bar also functions as a small specialized store of certified Croatian gluten-free products where you can buy 100% gluten-free juices, spreads, beer, dairy products, and more.

Customers return every day for their favorites, and you can also request special orders, like cakes and pastries for special occasions and even organize 100% gluten-free catering.

Kata Brunch Bar will soon expand to Martićeva Stree and is currently open at Petrinjska 29. 

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