Citizens of Kiev, especially the younger generation perhaps, have already forgotten the last time they ordered food without taking a picture of it. Yet, this passion has gone viral all around the world. To keep up with the latest Instagram trends, check out our guide to the most photogenic spots in the capital of Ukraine.
Cafe, Dessert Shop, American, European, $$$
The title of the café speaks for itself. The Cake is a heaven of delightful sweets and desserts that are cooked in the open kitchen behind the main space. The interior of the venue is truly unique. In the middle of the café, there’s a prototype of Jeff Koons’ pink Balloon Dog (that was exhibited in the Paris Centre Georges Pompidou). The windows are decorated with thematic illumination, and the desserts taste like masterpieces of the culinary arts. In short, The Cake has everything to make your Instagram look great.
This super Instagrammable place that consists of a café, showroom and flower shop – sounds like a picture-perfect spot, doesn’t it? Being located in the centre of Kiev, it is always crowded with people looking to try delicious food and spend a pleasant time together. Marble flooring, pink walls, dark grey velvet sofas, and many plants will make your shot beautiful and will help convey the beautiful atmosphere of the place.
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Cafe, Restaurant, Smoothie Bar, European, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
Orang+utan is a sandwich bar and a takeaway place, mostly for vegetarians and adherents of a healthy lifestyle. They have a large selection of sandwiches and salads, so extremely tasty and nourishing food is the main advantage of the café. Also, many locals pop in for a green smoothie after a good workout and, while waiting for food, snap a few minimalistic and stylish shots of the interior.
Had an exhausting shopping day, but still have not found a pair of shoes? Then Kachorovska Store & Café is your must-visit destination. Being a shoe store and café at the same time, you can have a cup of coffee and cheesecake to boost your energy, and then continue shopping with your prior enthusiasm. Don’t forget to take a picture of your bags against the background of the puffy pink interior at Kachorovska Store & Café. A large number of likes and comments are guaranteed.
Cafe, Dessert Shop, Bar, European, Italian, Dessert, $$$
The crafty combination of words of the tastiest Italian dessert tiramisu and the word “bar” anticipate the presence of a skillful interior and a pleasant atmosphere. The café is decorated in pink, blue, and brown colors, which makes it incredibly photogenic. The main attraction is a huge pink flamingo statue. Tiramisu Bar, obviously, specializes in tiramisu and has more than ten kinds of the dessert. You can try it with mango, strawberry, chocolate, or any other filling. Get yourself a latte or cappuccino to set up a perfect picture.
Milk Bar is a definitely at the top of the list of the most Instagrammable cafés in Kiev. There’s almost no person left who has not taken a picture of the sky-blue takeaway till and doors of the venue. The food is no less attractive: cookies in metal boxes, milkshakes in glass bottles, juicy desserts, and a huge variety of dishes with avocado. Even if you are not a fan of documenting everything on your way and taking images of food, this spot will nonetheless inspire you for a new Instagram post.
Madame Josy is a new café in Kiev that quickly has become a locals’ favorite. The lavender façade, grey and pastel shades in the interior, and multicolored tiles on the tables make it a perfect venue for bloggers and hunters for stylish Instagram shots. The drinks, especially lemonades, and desserts deserve special attention, as they are true works of art. Decorated with marzipan stucco, sugar beads, and another tasty tracery, they will make you marvel at your food.