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7 Cafes in Kiev That Are Perfect for Book Lovers

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Updated: 27 December 2017
A cup of fragrant tea or coffee, delicious food and an engaging book are all you need for a cosy day in Kiev. Whether you’re a bookworm or a caffeine fiend, check out our selection of the best bookshop cafes in Ukraine‘s capital city.

Kharms

Cafe, European, $$$
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Kharms is a cosy space in the centre of Kiev. Here you can buy not only books, but also vinyl records, not to mention taking a seat at a brew-bar to enjoy freshly roasted coffee, delicious desserts and mouthwatering sandwiches. There are also events held here, including lectures for creative types on photography, and talks about contemporary art. The cafe offers a thorough selection of literature on art, science and philosophy, as well as albums and gift editions that are hard to find in large bookstores.

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Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Arty, Cosy

Ginger

Cafe, European, $$$
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Ginger – or Imbir in Ukrainian – is a firm favourite with Kiev’s residents. This is the place where people come to read and relax, and to enjoy delicious vegan and vegetarian food. The walls of the cafe are covered with bookshelves bearing literature on self-development, psychology, and culinary and esoteric topics. Ginger always has a warm atmosphere and is a perfect place for dinner with friends or relatives.
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Mon - Sun:
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Cosy

Kupidon

Pub, European, $$$
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Kupidon was one of the first places in Kiev to combine food and literature. The venue often hosts creative evenings of local writers, presentations of books, and also has screenings of intellectual films. There’s fantastic Ukrainian cuisine, an interesting cocktail menu, and, of course, an excellent choice of books: from second-hand tomes to modern Ukrainian literature. The interior is decorated with vintage furniture and rare theatre posters from the early 20th century.
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Mon - Sun:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Meal service:

All Day, Late Night

Atmosphere:

Traditional

bOtaN

Cafe, European, $$$
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