The Best Cafés in Lutsk, Ukraine

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Maria Sibirtseva

Whether alone or with friends, cafés in Lutsk will provide you not only with delicious food and drinks but also with a great place to while away the time. Some of the venues have books for avid readers, while other spots are family-friendly with children’s playgrounds and toys. Pleasant music and central locations are also the significant advantages to be found in these cafés in Lutsk.

1. Karamel

Cafe, Dessert Shop, European

Located in the city centre of Lutsk, Karamel is a popular café and dessert shop. It offers signature dishes and homemade sweets, prepared according to traditional European recipes. It is an ideal place for an invigorating breakfast or brunch, a business lunch or a romantic dinner. Sweet tooths will be delighted with an incredible choice of delicious cakes, luxurious desserts, handmade chocolate candies and cookies, marzipan delicacies, as well as fragrant freshly baked pastries.

2. Bakery & Wine

Bakery, Cafe, Wine Bar, Dessert Shop, European

To relax your mind and soul, drop into Bakery & Wine. There are mouthwatering pastries and desserts and an impressive collection of wines. During the daytime, you can come here for lunch with friends, while in the evening wine tastings are held. Most importantly, the appearance of the food is just as appealing as the taste. The chic but minimalistic interior of Bakery & Wine will make you come back again and again.

3. Varenyky Tut

Cafe, European

Varenyky Tut is a fast-casual venue with the extremely delicious traditional Ukrainian dish vareniki (filled dumplings). It is a café for people who both value their time and appreciate high-quality food. The perfectly prepared dumplings have an impeccable taste, as they are made of organic products without the addition of any harmful impurities. Make sure you’ve tried vareniki with potatoes, cabbage, meat or cherries, topped with thick smetana (sour cream), since this hearty dish has long been a calling card of Ukraine.

4. Uncle Pizza

Cafe, Pizzeria, European, Italian, American, Japanese

Uncle Pizza is a chain of family-friendly venues that welcomes everyone from children to the elderly. Thus, while kids are busy in a special room with toys, adults can enjoy delicious Italian or American-style pizza, pasta and salads, or even sushi rolls. Uncle Pizza also boasts dishes made from wheat flour, which is grown and prepared by the venue. For dessert, you can choose something from the variety of cookies, ice cream and other classic European options. In addition, every Sunday there are cooking workshops for curious children.

5. Coffeemania

Cafe, European

Coffeemania is a favourite locals’ haunt. In the café’s unique atmosphere, you can retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle, meet friends and family, hold a business meeting or just work on your laptop. It serves fragrant freshly ground coffee of selected beans, made by the professional baristas. In addition, it is the only venue in the city where you will be offered a traditional tea ceremony. In addition to delicious drinks, you can find a range of homemade cakes, Greek and Caesar salads, cream of mushroom or tomato soup and other European dishes.

6. Clover Café

Cafe, European, American, Italian, Mexican

Clover Café is a venue where you will definitely choose a perfect dish from the huge variety of popular options from around the world. There are juicy American burgers, tender Italian pasta, hot Mexican fajitas and nourishing Ukranian deruny (potato pancakes). On the dessert menu, they offer apple strudel, different kinds of ice cream and a fair assortment of cakes. As Clover Café is open until 11 pm, it is also a nice place for Friday after-work drinks and snacks.

7. Kava Avenue

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European

Kava Avenue is a chain of cafés that promotes coffee culture in Lutsk. Having started as a mobile coffee shop, it quickly became popular because of its always fresh and good coffee. Today, Kava Avenue is a full-fledged food venue with sweet cakes, macarons and tarts in the morning, cold coffee drinks in the afternoon, and tasty beer in the evening. If you prefer to spend time on your own, the café has a bookshelf where you can find a lot of interesting things to read.

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