For French-style desserts almost too beautiful to eat, stop in at Yablonska, a glamorous bakery tucked between the historic Privoz market and the city centre. A finalist in the 2019 Salt Award for Best Confectionery in Ukraine, Yablonska offers sculpture-like miniature cakes shimmering with edible glitter and brightly colored glazes. Owner and head chef Ekaterina Yablonskaya introduces Odessans to French culinary traditions while creating her own distinctive flavour combinations, which she demonstrated in 2019 as a contestant on Ukraine’s MasterChef Professionals. Some customer favourites include strawberry-prosecco mousse cake and mandarin mousse cake with bergamot white chocolate, amaretto and mandarin orange zest. But the most popular? That would be the mango passionfruit mousse cake. Be sure to add stunningly beautiful desserts from Yablonska to your Odessa itinerary.