Chernivtsi is a beautiful and welcoming city to visit. It is not difficult to find a good café here. Most of the local venues have a unique atmosphere, along with delicious food and prompt service. In addition, all of them are located in the picturesque city centre.
Cafe, Dessert Shop, European, $$$
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Grand Cafe in Chernivtsi is not only a café but also a museum. The interior recreates the atmosphere of an ancient Austro-Hungarian restaurant and has a lot of historical exhibits, which are the fruit of a two-year search in Chernivtsi and in Europe. For, instance, there is a whole collection of kerosene lamps and over 100 types of Austrian brick stamps. Meanwhile, the menu of the café consists of classic desserts and drinks, as well as 16 varieties of coffee of its own roast.
Videnska Kavyarnya, or Vienna Café, is one of the most popular cafés is Chernivtsi. Its interior recreates the aristocratic atmosphere of the Austrian era and includes antique furniture, soft lighting, and vintage household items. Among the signature dishes is an assortment of strudel cakes, baked according to Austrian recipes, served with Viennese coffee. As the venue is located on the pedestrian street of Olga Kobylayanska, tourists can also enjoy a leisurely coffee on the summer terrace.
Lviv Handmade Chocolate in Chernivtsi is a café from this popular chain that can be found all over Ukraine. Locals appreciate the quality of the dishes and always advise a visit. It is a place where you can both sit down or take your favourite snack to go. But remember, that there’s nothing better than drinking a cup of signature melted chocolate (white, milk or black) with nuts and dried fruit in a cosy atmosphere.
Chashka is known for its fragrant coffee, a great selection of tea and fresh homemade cakes. The café also has a permanent exhibition of photos of Chernivtsi during the Austro-Hungarian and Romanian periods. The second room hosts temporary displays of modern Chernivtsi photographers. The elegant interior is decorated with natural wood and vintage elements, so it is a genuine pleasure to spend time here.
This cosy art café is situated not far from the main street of the city. The institution specializes in the preparation of Belgian waffles according to the original recipes. However, in general, the menu consists of international cuisine. Here, you can try traditional Ukrainian cuisine and be surprised by the wide assortment of coffee cocktails.
The Jolly Café offers everything to boost your energy and mood. Fresh coffee, lush waffles and a large choice of ice cream. The bright and lovely spot is great for meetings with friends, and there is a children’s room for families. It is always crowded in the café because, for very affordable prices, the friendly staff serves incredibly tasty treats for those with a sweet tooth.
Literatur Cafe, at first, functioned as a reading club. Nowadays, it is an entire cultural and artistic centre where you can drink good coffee and enjoy pastries and cakes. Every week, it holds literature presentations, club meetings, film nights, and other events. In the building of the Literatur Cafe, there is also a shop of interesting gifts and Ukrainian books. In addition, the venue has special offers for students and discounts on coffee to go.
The recently opened café-boutique Mantulky is a venue with French heart. Here, you can come try your favourite colourful macarons, sweets, croissants both plain and with fillings, as well as éclairs and invigorating coffee. The interior has been decorated in light tones to complement the panoramic windows. Thus, Mantulky is a café for a lovely chat with friends or concentrated work on the laptop.
As in most of the cafés of Chernivtsi, Gusto Coffee offers great coffee and fresh pastries. The feature of the café is that, in addition to classic coffee varieties, it offers alternative options such as Chemex, AeroPress, filter coffee and much more. Moreover, there are a lot of seasonal drinks and special offers. For example, this is virtually the only place in Chernivtsi where you can get a cup of coffee with soy milk.
Chocolate Fusion Cafe is a modern venue in Chernivtsi, created in the format of a lounge. The cuisine here is focused around European cuisine, especially Mediterranean and Italian. Lovers of chocolate can also pamper themselves with exquisite desserts from the chef. So, if you are looking for a stylish venue where you can relax, enjoy a pleasant conversation, taste delicious dishes or just drink a cup of coffee, be sure to pop in the Chocolate Fusion Cafe.