Along with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient and medieval churches, and futuristic parliament, Kutaisi
offers a beautiful dining scene for its visitors. Here you can easily find venues with delicious food that suits any budget and taste. Read our guide to some of the best cafés in Kutaisi you should check out once in this ancient city.
Tea House Foe-Foe
Cafe, Tea Room, European, Georgian, Tea , $$$
One of the best places to relax at the end of the day is Tea House Foe-Foe, which offers Georgian and European cuisine along with a good selection of tea and coffee. The atmosphere here is quite chilled and is an excellent place for a quick drink and snack, as well as for a peaceful dining experience. Additionally, they have flavored alcohol teas, such as red wine and cinnamon tea, that taste like mulled wine.
Cafe, Dessert Shop, European, Dessert, $$$
This centrally located, inexpensive and clean café with a pleasant atmosphere is an excellent venue to taste delicious local cuisine. Make sure to try the beans in clay pots, Khachapuri, and Chvishtari, which is cornbread with cheese. Eto’s also has homemade compotes and desserts.
Cafe, European, Georgian, Italian
This café offers a wide variety of both Georgian and Italian cuisine in a friendly and cozy atmosphere, complete with a beautiful interior and good music. In addition to its savory dishes, Our Cafe also has tasty desserts. And on Fridays and weekends, you can listen to live music between 9–11 pm.
Cafe El Paso
Cafe, Restaurant, Georgian, Vegetarian, $$$
If you have a craving for Khinkali, local meat dumplings, then Cafe El Paso is the place to go; you’ll also find other traditional Georgian delicacies on the menu, along with vegetarian meals too. The café is great for budget travelers as the prices here are quite low compared to other places in town.
Cafe, Restaurant, Georgian, European, Vegetarian
Kutaisi Gardenia is an ideal spot to visit during hot summer days and evenings. Here, you can have a lovely dinner and good beer; the venue is vegetarian-friendly with European, local, and Eastern European cuisine. You can also listen to music outdoors. But bear in mind that the place gets crowded in the evenings, so you might want to get there earlier. It sits close to the bridge and the cabin station.
Cafe, Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream, European, Georgian, $$$
The ice cream café Sapore Freddo offers a variety of tasty ice cream both in-house and to go, and they import the ingredients from Italy. Here, you can try Raffaello, berry, tiramisu, and chocolate ice creams, among other varieties. Sapore Freddo also offers cakes, crepes, roulettes, and tarts. But if you’d like to have lunch or a proper meal, the venue has salads, pizza, Khachapuri, Lobiani, burgers, and pasta, to name just a few.