Tbilisi has a diverse dining scene. Here, you can find a venue suitable for any budget. Cafes, bars, and restaurants offer a wide variety of meals tailored for meat and vegetable lovers. Here are some of the best budget restaurants for you to try in Tbilisi.
Racha Tavern has been sitting on the same street since the Soviet era. Brick walls, wooden tables and chairs, and an old Soviet-style refrigerator and counter give the restaurant an authentic feel. Here, you can eat the staples of Georgian cuisine, such as khinkali, khachapuri, mtsvadi, and kharcho.
Mafshalia is another very cheap spot for those who like to taste Megrelian cuisine. The staple here is elarji, a corn meal dish with sulguni cheese that stretches each time you try to take a bite. Besides elarji, they have other dishes that are known throughout the region.
If you’d like to indulge in a delicious wine and dinner experience any time of day, you can head to Easy Wine. The menu here is diverse and reasonably priced. You can try both Georgian and European dishes like khachapuri, lobiani, barbeque, soups, fish, salads, and more. If you are traveling with kids, Easy Wine has a special menu for kids too.
Moulin Electrique is one of the most popular places to hang out both for locals and visitors of Tbilisi. With two locations in town, at Fabrika and Abkhazi street, Moulin Electrique offers a cozy atmosphere, outdoor seating and delicious, reasonably priced meals. Sandwiches here start at 6 Lari ($2.33), while main courses cost between 12.50 to 15 Lari ($4.85-$5.83) on average. They also serve soups, salads, and desserts together with a wide choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.
If you enjoy having a little peace to read a book, then Books Cafe is the place for you. Designed in vintage style, the venue has shelves of books for you to choose from. The cafe offers sandwiches, toasts, desserts, and appetizers of many flavors. Moreover, the place is very cheap with an average sandwich price of 6 Lari ($2.33).
If you are fed up with Georgian cuisine and want to have something different, quick and tasty, head toward the Fire Wok for Asian noodle dishes and soups. The food is prepared quickly and for an excellent value, compared to other Asian restaurants in town.
Besides being one of the best places for breakfast, Hurma is also a perfect venue for lunch and dinner for budget travelers. Here you have the choice between wraps, quesadillas, Asian fried rice with vegetables, grilled meals, smoothies, soups, salads, and more.
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