Syrniki at Michel Café
Michel Café is on the corner of two historical streets, within walking distance of major landmarks, such as the Church of Saints Simon and Helena and Janka Kupala National Theatre. The contemporary café offers novel interpretations of classic dishes – the rice porridge, for example, comes with mango or papaya. For the ultimate breakfast comfort food, though, it’s hard to beat syrniki (sweet-cheese fritters). They are on practically every breakfast menu in Minsk, yet the syrniki at Michel Café truly stand out for their delicate, creamy texture. “Cheese fritters at Michel are hearty and light, with the perfect ratio of flour to cottage cheese,” Scherban explains. The dish is accompanied by sour cream and berry jam.