The Best Cafés in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

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24 June 2018

Kamianets-Podilskyi is a city with a high number of sights per square meter. There are castles, canyons, museums and other activities that require a lot of energy to see and do. Therefore, check out the best spots that serve hearty lunch options and delicious coffee all day long.

Nika

Cafe, European, $$$
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Nika is a locals’ favourite, so you should definitely try to make a stop here while in the city. First of all, because the menu features traditional Ukrainian dishes prepared according to home-made recipes. Secondly, it is the most charming venue in the city because of its unique interior and black-and-white photos on the walls. The staff is really prompt, so it is perfect for both a quick breakfast and a leisurely lunch. In the summer, you can eat on the cosy terrace that has comfortable wicker furniture.

Meal service:

All Day, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Cosy, Relaxed, Family Friendly

Kava Vid Politsmeystera

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European, $$$
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When in Kamianets-Podilskyi, a visit to Kava Vid Politsmeystera is a total must. It is a café-museum, the rooms of which are decorated in an antique style with old photos and interesting household items. The venue serves more than 20 kinds of coffee. Therefore, it is no surprise that Kava Vid Politsmeystera is a great place to refuel before continuing your exploration of the city. On the menu, you can find a variety of European and Ukrainian dishes, as well as a rich assortment of delightful desserts.

Meal service:

All Day, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Cosy, Romantic, Quirky

U Dominikana

Cafe, European, $$$
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Located near the Dominican Cathedral, U Dominikana’s exterior boasts medieval motifs that fit into the landscape of the ancient city. The kitchen serves European cuisine, but the freshly baked pastries and good coffee are the true highlights here. Moreover, U Dominikana boasts a large terrace, ideal for warm summer evenings. You can also come here for breakfast and enjoy the great view.

Art Café Ratusha

Cafe, European, $$$
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If you’re looking for some cheap but hearty food, Art Café Ratusha should be on your list. Here, you can find European and Caucasian cuisine, mostly meat-based dishes. For example, you’ll easily be sated by their shashlik (skewered and grilled meat), kebabs or steaks. The special feature of this spot is its location. Art Café Ratusha occupies the first floor of the Kamianets-Podilskyi City Hall (Ratusha in Ukrainian) and thus benefits from the ambience of a medieval building. In the warmer seasons, the tables are put between the columns of the edifice, making the venue even more attractive to tourists.

Vytrebenky Vid Dykanky

Cafe, European, $$$
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Another place to have an affordable meal, while at the same time experiencing the rich flavours of traditional Ukrainian cuisine, is Vytrebenky Vid Dykanky. It is a network of fast-casual cafés, where you can come at any time of the day and enjoy a variety of breakfasts, lunches or dinners. You can try borscht with papmushki (fritters), deruny (potato pancakes) and over 30 varieties of sweet and savoury vareniki (filled dumplings). Be sure to order one with cottage cheese, smetana (sour cream) and cherries – you’ll be absolutely delighted.

Meal service:

All Day, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Cosy, Family Friendly, Fast Casual

Skypizza

Cafe, Pizzeria, European, Italian, Japanese, $$$
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Those who are missing proper pizza while in Ukraine should drop into Skypizza. Here, you can try it prepared with a thin crust with different toppings and, of course, with a crunchy crust. You can even order your own choice of toppings. In addition to pizza, there are also popular European and Italian dishes like pasta, fried chicken fillets and salads. Surprisingly, the menu was recently complemented with Japanese cuisine, in particular, a variety of sushi rolls.

Loft 26

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European, $$$
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Loft 26 is an incredible lunch space. Here, everything is cosy and stylish, from the furniture to the plates and cutlery. Whether you’re having a snack while working on your laptop or enjoying food with friends, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with quick and high-quality service. On the menu, there are classic options like Caesar salad, creamy soups or meat with a side – not to mention a wide choice of mouthwatering desserts and fragrant coffee cocktails. Moreover, all the dishes and drinks here are extremely Instagrammable.

Meal service:

All Day, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

Atmosphere:

Stylish, Modern, Cosy

PizzaBix

Cafe, Pizzeria, European, Italian, $$$
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Ukrainians love pizza, thus there are a great many spots with the thin-crust dish. A signature option is topped with salami, bacon and tomatoes, so don’t miss a chance to order it at PizzaBix. In general, the menu offers European, Italian and Ukrainian cuisine. The drinks menu is also worthy of attention. It consists of tea, milk cocktails and coffee drinks. In addition, you can order delivery or get food to go and have a picnic out in the fresh air.

L'umore

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European, $$$
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How about Italian coffee and French croissants in Ukraine? L’umore has international cuisine and a good choice of invigorating drinks. A cosy atmosphere is created by stylishly painted walls, friendly baristas and the strong aroma of coffee wafting through the air. It is also popular because of the large portions it serves. Whether you opt for a slice of cake or a full-fledged meal, your hunger will easily be sated here. L’umore is the kind of coffee shop where you want to stay as long as possible.

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, All Day, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Stylish, Modern, Cosy