The 10 Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Kharkov, Ukraine
In the modern pace of life, sometimes, there’s no opportunity to have a proper breakfast. Or you’re just having the first day off in a while. So, if you want to sleep a little bit longer than usual or don’t want to bother yourself with cooking, here are 10 places that serve breakfast at any time of the day and night.
Brasserie, French, Coffee, $$$
ZUZU Brasserie is a multifunctional venue that can serve as a late-night restaurant and bar, quick lunch spot, or a coffee shop. But the real reason to come here is for breakfast and brunch. Here you can always try freshly-cooked pastries and slowly enjoy a signature cup of coffee, which is made of eight-kinds mixture of arabica. Other than baked goods, every morning you can order complex breakfasts such as fried eggs with green asparagus, pancakes with pike caviar, or hummus with prawns.
Gorodskoe Café 16/54
Cafe, European, $$$
The spot shares the same building as ZUZU brasserie and has identical opening hours. So if you ask locals where to come for a delicious breakfast, the answer will for sure be Gorodskoe Café 16/54. Here the morning meal is served at any time of day and for each taste. Wheather poached eggs with salmon, scramble on toast with creamy spinach and mushrooms, oatmeal porridge, or homemade granola with yoghurt, every dish is worthy of praise. Besides, Gorodskoe Café 16/54 has a separate breakfast-of-the-day menu.
Diner, Restaurant, American, $$$
In Gdeburger, guests can enjoy a wide range of popular American dishes and breakfasts, which are served from 9 am to 11 pm. Although burgers constitute the largest part of the menu, poached eggs with mushrooms, oatmeal with caramelized apple and nuts, as well as syrniki (cottage cheese pancakes) are all served there too. These pancakes are served in accordance with the best traditions of Ukrainian cuisine: topped with strawberry jam and homemade smetana (sour cream).
Gastro Coffee Shop Barista
Cafe, European, $$$
Gastro Coffee Shop Barista is another place to taste excellent and lush syrniki (cottage cheese pancakes). Here, breakfasts are served throughout the whole day and there are six different variants to try. Among the best are poached eggs, fresh waffles with sweet toppings, and water or milk-based porridge. In addition, you can always get a croissant with coffee and people-watch through the panoramic windows of the café. Gastro Coffee Shop Barista is located in the heart of Kharkov.
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Cafe, Bar, European, $$$
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as gingerbread. Therefore, the name of the café speaks for itself and specializes in different kinds of baking. However, it is also a lovely spot for light breakfast. It is the place to escape from the crazy rhythm of urban life and give yourself a few minutes of peace, enjoying a cup of your favourite drink. Try crispy granola with yoghurt and berry sauce, or simply gingerbread with black coffee. Gingerbread Café has a huge choice of cakes and pastries so that even a sweet tooth will find a perfect breakfast option.
Cafe, European, $$$
Café Koritza is popular with its affordable prices and hearty breakfasts. There are only four dishes on offer, but you can choose the size of the meal and easily get full with it or just have a light snack. This venue is a great choice for a breakfast with friends or early morning business meetings. Moreover, every day freshly cooked desserts are delivered straight to the café. The interior is very light and cosy, especially on the terrace, which is opened during the warm season.
Restaurant, Georgian, Soul Food, $$$
You don’t need to go to Georgia anymore because Kharkov already has a café with exactly its traditional cuisine and thematic interior. Here you will get a chirbuli (popular Georgian breakfast meal, made from eggs and walnuts), sweet casserole or stuffed chicken breast with spinach and cheese. Fresh bread, tea and coffee are included in the offer. The way the food is served is also worth attention.
Lumber Gastro Bar
Cafe, Gastropub, European, $$$
The main advantage of breakfast or brunch in Lumber Gastro Bar is for sure the size of the meal. Aside from classic breakfast options, there are signature egg dishes, granola and yoghurt, and the big breakfast with different kinds of sausages. Moreover, the breakfast menu is served all day long. The cosy place has a warm atmosphere at any time of the day. Along with food, you will get a freshly brewed tea of Lumber Gastro Bar’s own production.
Nasha Dacha welcomes visitors with an absolutely warm and homely ambience and transfers you to a lovely summer cottage, as if back in childhood. The restaurant offers a continental breakfast buffet, as well as dishes from the main menu that will perfectly fit a family Sunday brunch outside the bustling city. The territory of the venue is large, thus after a hearty breakfast you can have a walk and enjoy the nature.
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Having a very central location, Trattoria is a place to have breakfast during the weekend, when you don’t have to hurry anywhere. Trattoria always has fresh Italian bread focaccia and offers incredibly delicious polenta (corn grits with cheese and butter), porridge with nuts and honey, or classic omelette with cherry tomatoes. It is especially pleasant in the summer to enjoy fresh orange juice, a hearty breakfast and the beauty of nature on the stunning veranda.