The Best Dessert Spots in Kiev

Overshakes | Courtesy of Blimey
Maria Sibirtseva

Many consider sweets to be a saviour from a bad mood, depression or stress. That’s because nothing can be better than a sugary cake that tastes great and perfectly fits into your Instagram grid. Kiev confectioners know how to satisfy a sweet tooth. Here are the eight best spots, the desserts which will send your taste buds to the moon and back.

1. Blimey

Cafe, Dessert Shop, American

Blimey is an extremely stylish venue that has introduced the “overshake” culture to locals. There are milky cocktails and a crazy decor in the form of cakes and cones, plus a large selection of handmade doughnuts (both sweet and salty flavours), as well as fragrant freshly brewed coffee drinks with lactose-free, soy, coconut and almond milk options. All the dishes are created in the best traditions of the American confectionery. There are also granola bowls with signature mousses for a healthy way of life.

2. The Cake

Cafe, Dessert Shop, American, European

The Cake is definitely a heaven of delightful sweets and desserts that are cooked in the open kitchen behind the main space. Be sure to try the bilberry cake, macarons and mouthwatering chocolate mousses with berries. These desserts taste like masterpieces of the culinary arts. Not to mention the interior of the place. In the middle of the café, there’s a prototype of Jeff Koons’ pink Balloon Dog (that was exhibited in the Paris Centre Georges Pompidou). In short, The Cake is one of the most Instagrammable food venues in Kiev.

3. Honey

Cafe, Dessert Shop, European

The name of the café speaks for itself. Honey is a flawless destination for cream éclairs, light macarons and signature cakes. The venue is open from early morning; one can drop in for a quick breakfast or cheerful family brunch on the weekend. In addition, there are beautifully designed gift sets for parties and the like.

4. Milk Bar

Cafe, Dessert Shop, American, Salad Bar, Vegan, Vegetarian

Milk Bar is one of the favourite places among Kievans. It offers a wide choice of sweet dishes, including all kinds of cakes, pies and the traditional Ukrainian dish syrniki (cottage cheese pancakes). Special attention in Milk Bar is paid to breakfast, which is served from 8 am until 11:30 am. You can enjoy oatmeal with cinnamon, apples and raisins, American-style pancakes, homemade granola with Greek yoghurt and many other dishes, which can also be ordered for take away.

5. Éclair Little Artwork

Cafe, Dessert Shop, French, European

Éclair Little Artwork is a small dessert shop that specializes solely in éclairs. Each piece is originally designed and has a unique flavour. For instance, there’s a Snickers one covered in nuts and chocolate, bilberry with icing, salty caramel with popcorn on top, coconut with edible feathers and any other option your heart desires. Such an exquisite treat can also be customized and gifted to loved ones.

6. Make My Cake

Cafe, Dessert Shop, French, European

Make My Cake is actually a sweet treat café, where people head for signature macarons. The venue features more than 20 flavours of the French dessert, which are constantly expanded, depending on the seasonality. Its fragrant coffee and other cakes are also worth attention. Whether trying nut cheesecake or choux pastry with coconut flakes, you’ll be totally amazed by the appetizing appearance.

7. Reprisa boutique-café

Bakery, Dessert Shop, European

Reprisa boutique-café is a network of dessert spots in Ukraine. It is known for the traditional variety of sweet dishes from chocolate and marzipan. It is a perfect place for its cup of coffee and freshly baked pies on the summer terrace. Except for desserts, the menu contains mostly European cuisine.

8. Wolkonsky

Bakery, French

Wolkonsky is not only a café but also a confectionery shop, where you can buy pastries baked right on the spot. The menu contains dishes of French and Ukrainian cuisine, combining the best recipes of all times. The crispy almond croissant with flakes is a must-try. Don’t forget to come for a batch of freshly baked goods, cooked twice a day at 8 am and 3 pm.

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