The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Poltava, Ukraine

Enjoy a hearty brunch in Poltava
Enjoy a hearty brunch in Poltava | © Josie Grant / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Maria Sibirtseva
8 October 2019

The perfect morning should definitely start with a cup of good coffee. Luckily, Poltava has plenty of coffee shops and cafés that entice with a pleasant atmosphere and offer excellent traditional breakfast and brunch dishes, as well as local specialities such as halushka (boiled dough).

G Coffee

Coffee Shop, European, $$$

G Coffee is definitely the right place for a morning meal. It has everything that a person might need to start the day off in the right frame of mind and with a good boost of energy: a cup of freshly ground coffee, a rich breakfast menu and welcoming staff. There are also some table games and popular music playing in the background, so you can also come here for a weekend brunch with friends.


Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, European, Japanese, $$$

As the name indicates, Palazzo welcomes you into a classic restaurant with a refined interior. This hotel restaurant offers incredibly delicious breakfast and brunch dishes that are fresh, organic and traditional, making it a great place to try Ukraine food and regional delicacies.

Your Coffee

Cafe, European, $$$

Your Coffee is an ideal venue for breakfast or brunch with family. It is a cosy and comfortable café with a children’s playing area. Here, you can find a variety of coffees and teas and an entire menu of breakfast dishes. For instance, it serves a lush omelette with vegetables and mushrooms, light oatmeal porridge for those on a diet and, of course, the favourite dish of all Ukrainians – sweet syrniki (cottage cheese pancakes) with raisins or savoury ones with greens.


Cafe, Coffee Shop, European, $$$

Open from midday ’til midnight, KOFEiN is a great place for a late breakfast or brunch. Primarily, it is a spot for real coffee lovers and connoisseurs. The shop operates in the speciality coffee format, which means that the beans are stored, roasted and brewed in accordance with the highest standards. Moreover, KOFEiN has tasty breakfast options, including fresh pastries and sweet treats.


Cafe, European, $$$

Vanile is a confectionery and a café, ideal for an early breakfast. The doors open at 8am, ready to offer you a range of freshly baked goods. Here, you can find one of the most delicious syrniki in Poltava and other breakfast favourites, including eggs with toast and bacon or oatmeal with dried fruit and honey.


Cafe, European, $$$

Never thought dumplings could be an option for breakfast? Komora – the originator of the regional dish halushka (a kind of dumpling) in Poltava – will change your mind. This fast-casual spot introduces the combination of authentic Ukrainian cuisine, the world’s best recipes and a large number of modern variations of the dish. Whether plain, sweet or filled with foie gras, you’ll definitely be delighted with the taste. In addition, everything is made to order in the open kitchen.

Buns Brew Bar

Cafe, European, Gluten-free, Vegan, $$$

With an abundance of coffee shops in Poltava, local residents have realised that the quality of morning coffee correlates with a good mood and personal productivity. Thus, you should choose a place like Buns Brew Bar, where you’ll be served fresh coffee from arabica beans, prepared according to classic and alternative methods of brewing. As for breakfast, you’ll be offered some cakes, Greek yoghurt with granola or a gluten-free cottage cheesecake.

Lvivska Kavyarnya

Cafe, European, $$$

The welcoming and romantic atmosphere of Lviv is embodied in the charming Lvivska Kavyarnya chain of cafés, making them popular all across over Ukraine. In the very centre of Poltava, you can choose a hearty brunch from a variety of European and local dishes. Moreover, the café always has fresh and delicious home-made pastries.

Marie Patisserie

Cafe, Patisserie, European, French, $$$

If you love small but extremely cosy shops, Marie Patisserie will conquer your heart as soon as you step through the door. This dessert shop and café offers home-made cakes, eclairs, macarons and meringues. But there is also an opportunity to have a proper breakfast by ordering a quiche with mushroom sauce or a croissant with salad, tomatoes and cheese. In addition, you can order a festive cake for any celebration or get any of the sweet treats to go.

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