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Welcome to Cosmos, where the flavors of Balkan cuisine embrace the mysteries of the cosmos. Nestled in the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria, our restaurant bridges the gap between tradition and innovation, drawing inspiration from forgotten recipes dating back to the Thracian Civilization. We infuse these timeless delights with a touch of “space oddity”, creating a contemporary dining experience that pays homage to Mother Nature’s bountiful offerings. Step into a world where earth meets the outer universe, where culinary boundaries are stretched, and every dish is a celestial journey for your senses. Come, “leave the capsule, if you dare”, and embark on a gastronomic adventure.


Sofia, Bulgaria
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Vladislav Penov
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Meet Vladislav Penov, a culinary artist whose journey began with childhood fascination for his family’s flavorsome meals. From humble beginnings, he honed his skills across prestigious Bulgarian restaurants before seeking international exposure at Bristol’s Brasserie Blanc. However, it was his culinary odyssey at Copenhagen’s Relae, alongside luminaries like Magnus Nilson and Christian Puglisi, that sparked a cosmic transformation. As executive head chef and co-owner of Cosmos restaurant, Vladislav blends traditional Bulgarian cuisine with a touch of “space oddity”, offering guests an ethereal dining experience that defies labels and transports taste buds on celestial journey.


At Cosmos, we redefine Bulgarian cuisine with a progressive and contemporary touch, offering an extraordinary culinary experience. Exceptional ingredients, rare and forgotten recipes, and the art of fermentation and modern techniques blend harmoniously to create a symphony of flavors. Our mission is to enchant and surprise our guests, revealing unfamiliar dimensions of taste in every dish we serve. With passion and creativity, we bridge the gap between tradition and innovation, crafting a celestial dining adventure that celebrates the richness of Bulgarian culture while embracing the wonders of the cosmos. Welcome to a world where flavors, experience, and culinary transformations unite.


Welcome to Cosmos, where celestial wonders meet Bulgarian traditions. Step into a captivating realm, where eccentric soundscapes blend with Balkan folklore motifs, guiding your mood on a cosmic flight. Immerse yourself in an extraordinary ambiance, where hospitality and thoughtfully prepared dishes infused with emotion ensure an unforgettable journey through taste and interaction. Inspired by sacred geometry, our interior design mesmerizes with cosmic phenomena, enveloping you in a sense of wonder.

Special activities

Project Oneness collaborates with small producers, farmers, craftsmen, and experts in forgotten and ancient Bulgarian and Balkan Peninsula cuisines. Our mission is to preserve and develop culinary heritage, supporting small businesses and showcasing our country’s traditions and richness through sustainable and quality ingredients. So Ferments, Cosmos’s specialized fermentation lab. Using Koji, tempeh, and lactobacillus, we craft unique and healthful products using Bulgarian ingredients. Handcrafted with traditional techniques, our ferments enhance dishes with deep and complex flavors, providing an unforgettable dining experience.



Cosmos Lavele, 19 1000 Sofia Bulgaria


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Opening times

Monday 12:00 - 15:30 16:30 - 22:30
Tuesday 12:00 - 15:30 16:30 - 22:30
Wednesday 12:00 - 15:30 16:30 - 22:30
Thursday 12:00 - 15:30 16:30 - 22:30
Friday 12:00 - 15:30 16:30 - 22:30
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00 17:00 - 22:30
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00 17:00 - 22:30

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