„To date, the klekshops are probably the most distinguishable soSofia symbol. Despite being almost extinct, the remainder of them still keeps a fresh memory of the beginning of the democratic transition, when during one of the greatest shifts in its history – from communism to capitalism, a new perspective of entrepreneurship blossoms throughout the country. Despite the fact that in the period between 2012 and 2021 klekshops have been closing down at a average rate of five per year, in the southern part of the city centre there still is a total of twenty-seven shops where you can squat to buy coffee, wafer, cigarettes, beer and even freshly squeezed juice.


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