The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Looking for an Instagram-perfect spot? Or perhaps you’d like to plunge into the atmosphere of a cosy city in Western Ukraine and explore the local ambiance? Then book a trip to Ivano-Frankivsk and visit the best breakfast and brunch spots with picture-perfect dishes and unique atmosphere.
Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, European, $$$
Nadiya is a hotel restaurant in the heart of Ivano-Frankivsk. It has three magnificent rooms: European, national, and banquet, as well as a comfortable summer terrace. The menu offers exclusive meat dishes, cooked in a Josper oven. Even so, special attention should also be paid to the abundance of breakfast options. You can sample traditional Ukrainian dishes like deruny (potato pancakes) and banush (well-smoked corn grits, fried pork fat and cheese).
Cafe, Dessert Shop, European, $$$
A popular chain of cafés, Cukiernia is spread out all over Western Ukraine. Ivano-Frankivsk is no exception, with the venue occupying a beautiful old building in the city centre. The menu has an assortment of classical European desserts and homemade pastries. In addition to the freshly baked goods, you can order a hearty Viennese breakfast with cheese, ham and eggs, or a healthy oatmeal and semolina pudding – not to mention the variety of fragrant coffee drinks.
Cafe, European, $$$
The family venue Krendel serves breakfast and brunch dishes that are loved by adults and children alike. For instance, a cheesy croque monsieur, baked apples or oladi (thick pancakes) are great for demanding gourmets. Meanwhile, oatmeal, omelettes or croissants are perfect for those who like classic dishes. The atmosphere of the place ensures complete harmony and will put you in a good mood even early in the morning. For take-away, you can get the chef’s sweet or savory kringles (Krendels in Ukrainian).
Best Coffee & Food
Bar, Cafe, European, $$$
Best Coffee & Food is a cosy and romantic place for an early morning breakfast, a quick lunch or a dinner with friends. It is one of the spots in Ivano-Frankivsk that serves different kinds of Belgian waffles along with freshly ground coffee drinks and aromatic teas. For a light snack, you can order a yoghurt or pick something from a variety of well-known desserts like tiramisu, Sachertorte or cheesecake.
Coffee Shop, European, $$$
It is a real luxury to start your morning with a sweet treat like tiramisu or cheesecake. At Kavovarka, you have just such an opportunity, as the café mostly serves desserts and yoghurt. It specializes in coffee, with classic and signature drinks like coconut lattes or honey rafs on the menu. There is also a great selection of Belgian waffles, both sweet options with ice cream and fruit or savoury ones with meat and salad. In addition, it is a nice place for an early meeting or to work on your laptop.
Urban Space 100
Cafe, European, $$$
Another venue that exudes a a busy working atmosphere is Urban Space 100. This unusual café was established by 100 active citizens of Ivano-Frankivsk, who decided to change the city for the better. It works like an ordinary café and greets new customers daily. However, a large part of its revenue is spent on public projects and the further development of the Ivano-Frankivsk. From 6am onward, the café serves dishes that will keep your energy boosted. Bacon with eggs or pumpkin pancakes with chicken and mushrooms is a shining example of a proper morning meal at Urban Space 100.
Cafe, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Those who like to stick to a healthy way of life will be delighted with the concept of Gorod. The café promotes environmental protection and serves dishes made from organic products that help maintain health, youth and attractiveness. Here, they incorporate popular modern practices of vegetarianism and raw foodism into the authentic local cuisine. Therefore, breakfast and brunch options are light but nourishing. Start your morning with a natural yoghurt or greens with eggs, and you’ll immediately feel the energy lift.
Cafe, Dessert Shop, European, French, $$$
Delikacia is a dessert shop in the very heart of Ivano-Frankivsk that is impossible to bypass. Its chef creates French and local sweet treats only with quality natural ingredients. Therefore, the food here is always extremely tasty and fresh. Moreover, Delikacia welcomes early birds from 7:45am onward, offering seasonal dishes. For instance, in summer nothing is better than scrumptious Ukrainian syrniki (cottage cheese pancakes) with strawberry and smetana (sour cream).
Cafe, Gastropub, European, Austrian, $$$
At Joseph Strudel, you can find Ukrainian and Galician cuisine with a rich variety of strudels and delicious desserts, perfect for breakfast or brunch. The main menu includes Austrian and Ukrainian dishes, cooked according to ancient and modern recipes. Designed like a small Viennese coffeehouse, Joseph Strudel has a pleasant atmosphere and courteous service. In addition, the menu at Joseph Strudel changes depending on the season according to what ingredients are available.
Cafe, European, $$$
If you are on the hunt for Instagrammable venues and picture-perfect food, than Govorit Ivano-Frankivsk is a must-visit attraction for you. The café has a large breakfast menu, featuring popular items such as avocado toast, chia yoghurt or oatmeal with honey and dry fruit. At Govorit Ivano-Frankivsk, or Ivano-Frankivsk Speaks, you will never get bored, since it operates in a speakeasy format. Furthermore, you will be invigorated with a cup of joe using your favourite kind of coffee preparation technique: classic options, Chemex, pour-over, French Press, AeroPress or even cezve (a Turkish coffee pot).
These recommendations were updated on June 23, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.