Kafana “?” (Restaurant “Question Mark”) is the oldest traditional tavern (kafana) in Belgrade. Located at 6 Kralja Petra Street, the building is nearly 200 years old. One of the city’s best known landmarks, “?” offers traditional Balkan cuisine with starogradska music played.
The building, in which the kafana is located, was built in 1823. It was built by the diplomat and merchant Naum Ičko, on orders and with funds provided by the Prince of Serbia Miloš Obrenović I. Ičko was son of Petar Ičko, a noted diplomat. It was designed by an unnamed Greek architect and was built by the builders from Greece, which is commemorated by the inscription on the wall above the preserved, old table from this period.
Kafana “?” was added to the Protected Monuments of Culture list by the Republic of Serbia in 1981.