The 10 Best Brunches In Chișinău, Moldova

Photo of Maria Menegaki
15 November 2016

Located beside the Bic River, Moldova’s green capital is filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Adding Chișinău to your travel destination is the right thing to do if unexpected natural and artistic wonders are what you‘re looking for. While you are exploring the streets, take a break to relax with a cup of tea or coffee accompanied by a delicious treat. Here is our guide to the 10 best brunch spots in Chișinău


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Although it may prove to be a bit tricky to find, this restaurant is certainly worth the search. It is one of the most fascinating spots in the city and popular among locals and visitors alike, 513 is ideal for a casual brunch with friends providing a great selection of food and drinks. Don’t forget to return in the evening to join one of their legendary parties.
Address & telephone number: Strada Eminescu, teatrul Mihai Eminescu, Chișinău, +373 78 513 513

La Dolce Italia

La Dolce Italia is known as the best gelateria in the city, and a visit will explain why. La Doce Italia is proud to offer unique flavors of ice-cream and desserts, originating from the perfect union of Italian culinary traditions and Moldovan fresh products. Taste a crunchy, refreshing cone and if ice-cream is not what you‘re craving, order one of their tasty Italian cakes instead.
Address & telephone number: Strada Parcalab, Chișinău, +373 609 66 411

Crème De La Crème

For an excellent Viennese-style coffee and a French croissant or pastry, drop in to this charming oasis. Crème de la Crème will be your favorite destination if you are a sweet lover. Enter this three-story culinary heaven to try some amazing desserts in the Parisian-style hall and return at lunch or dinner time to taste their eclectic European choices.
Address & telephone number: Strada Alexandru cel Bun 98A, Chișinău, +373 22 222 011


Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Sushi
Cheesecake | © Dustin Gaffke/Flickr
Situated in the heart of the city, Chianti is far more than a simple brunch place. Comprising a restaurant, a bar and a wine shop, Chianti is a great place to try all day. Visit it to relax and enjoy high quality in the most elegant spot around.

Tucano Coffee

Love, Peace and Coffee is their motto, and the reasons are quite obvious. The hippie-themed decoration and homey atmosphere create a great place for light meals in Chișinău. Sip your high quality and 100% Arabica coffee specialty at Tucano and chose one of the delectable snacks or desserts to recover your energy in the most enjoyable way.
Address & telephone number: Strada A.Puşkin, 15, Chişinău, +373 211 444

Panna Cotta

Comfortable sofas, modern design and relaxing decoration make the perfect setting for a truly unforgettable brunch. Although Panna Cotta offers you a wide variety of Italian mouthwatering desserts such as cannoncino with vanilla cream or tartlets with mascarpone cheese, it is their namesake that steals the show. Try their secret recipe with some tea or coffee and come back with someone special for a romantic lunch or dinner.
Address & telephone number: Strada Mitropolit Gavriil Bănulescu-Bodoni 22, Chișinău, +373 22 200 515

La Plăcinte

A traditional round or square-shaped thin pastry usually filled with soft cheese or apples is one of the reasons to fall in love with this country. Stop by La Plăcinte for the most authentic and delicious culinary delights of Moldovan cuisine. The amazing variety of delicious pies will make you want to return to try more.
Address & telephone number: Stefan cel Mare si Sfant Boulevard 182, Chișinău, +373 22 211 211


Bistro, Restaurant, Contemporary, French, $$$
Divided into several areas including a living room, a large hall for non-smokers and a VIP room away from the crowds, Loft is a French bistro with a local touch. The French flair is apparent not only in the interior, but also in the exciting menu that gives you the opportunity to taste some adventurous snacks right in the center of the city.

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