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The Best Cafés in Vilnius

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Updated: 16 January 2017
With multiple cafés on every street, Vilnius certainly has no shortage of places to stop for a cup of coffee or tea. Coffee lovers will rejoice when they see the numerous chains and quirky locally run cafés. Lithuanians love coffee and tea, so to truly get a feel for the café culture, Culture Trip has explored the café scene in Vilnius to share its favorites with you.

Holy Donut

Cafe, North American, European, $$$
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Holy Donut offers a wide array of hot beverages, tasty donuts, and toasted bagel sandwiches. This café’s tasty donuts can be enjoyed on comfortable chairs or while perched on a bar stool next to large windows that overlook a busy street. One of the menu highlights are their Lithuanian doughnuts, spurga, that are balls of fried dough filled with fruit jam or chocolate.

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Mon - Fri:
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Mint Vinetu

Cafe, European, $$$
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This café cum used-bookstore attracts book-lovers from across the city. The mix of cast-off furniture, tumbling stacks of books, and cappuccinos as large as your head might make you want to move in. In the evenings, they often host live music, which is a great way to spend a mellow evening out. Mint Vinetu is a cozy café to visit if you are looking to spend the afternoon in a space that may make you feel as though you are visiting an old friend.

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Chaika

Cafe, European, $$$
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This Soviet-kitsch café is decorated with street signs made into tables, faux grass on the wall, old games, and orange dishes that were available during Soviet times. Chaika’s extensive menu includes hot coffee, special tea blends, and a matcha lattes that are best enjoyed sitting at a table while having a little chat. Chaika is a gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly establishment that has delicious options for cakes and other baked goods. Take home a bag of locally roasted coffee or a special blend of tea from their small shop. Chaika is a wonderful café to visit if you would like to enjoy a healthy sweet treat with your coffee.

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Mon - Fri:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Crooked Nose and Coffee Stories

Cafe, European, $$$
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Crooked Nose and Coffee Stories is for coffee lovers who prefer single-origin, locally roasted beans prepared by meticulous baristas. Crooked Nose serves coffee prepared using a Chemex, AeroPress, or pour-over served black and with minimal snacks. Additionally, this café frequently holds coffee tastings that can be given in both Lithuanian and English. This bright space is located slightly outside of the old town, yet would be enjoyed any coffee lover.

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Taste Map

Cafe, European, $$$
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This café started out as a bean roastery and has had such success that it has now opened two branches in Vilnius and their beans are sold at several other cafés. Taste Map is a bright café that is made for sitting down with textbooks and a laptop. Their cappuccinos – if you have a lot of work – a full Chemex and a piece of their delicious cake are great company to students and freelancers needing to catch up on work.

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Mon - Fri:
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat:
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun:
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Coffee 1

Cafe, European, $$$
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This tiny café has very sweet owners, and its location in the heart of tourist-friendly Pilies St. in Vilnius is perfection. Though situated in a very narrow storefront, you won’t miss the entrance as there is a stack of suitcases and numerous twinkle lights above the door. If you are visiting for breakfast, they serve avocado toast and other small treats to accompany your coffee.

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Pinavija Café

Cafe, European, $$$
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With its gated play section, this is the most family-friendly café in Vilnius. Serving an array of cakes and pastries to go with your coffee and tea, this is a fun spot to stop into with kids on a rainy day. Their most popular menu item by far are kibinai a traditional Lithuanian pastry filled with meat, cheese, or fruit.

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Sugamour

Cafe, European, $$$
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Vast glass display counters full of rich, dainty desserts greet you at Sugamour. This tasty, albeit a bit pricey, café serves a light brunch and lunch, but desserts are truly the highlight here!

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Mon - Thu:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Vaga Draugyste Knygas

Cafe, European, $$$
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The large conference table equipped with pens and surrounded by numerous outlets is why Vaga Draugyste Knygas makes the list. This is a wonderful café for freelancers, students, or those looking for a quiet place to work for a few hours. With a latte and a granola bar or slice of cake for company, you’ll feel energized to power through your work.

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Mon - Fri:
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Strange Love

Cafe, European, $$$
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Skinny jeans may be mandatory attire when visiting the very Instagrammable Strange Love. When the sun is shining, the best café to visit is Strange Love because of their ample outdoor seating. Alternatively, on chilly days, the interior of Strange Love can be very cozy when enjoying a coffee next to the fireplace on their second floor.

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Mon - Fri:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Theobromine Chocolatier

Cafe, European, $$$
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This relatively new café serves coffee made from beans roasted by Taste Map to accompany their handmade Belgian chocolates. Theobromine Chocolatier serves only the finest chocolate with unique flavor fillings such as poppyseed, wine, and yuzu. Their massive interior is well-stocked with magazines, encouraging their visitors sit back, relax, and indulge in fine chocolate.

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Mon - Wed:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm