Only two months in 2018, and Ukrainian capital already brims with new coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and street-food spots on both sides of the city. While old and reliable spots won't go anywhere, it might be good to try something yet unseen. Destinations caught up with the latest openings and made a small guide on the new fine dining spots in Kyiv.
Розумна Кава / Rozumna Kava
The popular coffee chain Розумна Кава opened a new spot in the downtown for the busiest people of this city. Founders of the place Mitia Yatim and Andrii Peliukhovskyi decided to broaden the city’s coffee map, adding coffee spots in the center, as well as faraway from the general rush — for instance, on Petrivka. Розумна Кава is known for the special care and reliability of baristas preparing any type of coffee. Here guests will find refined classics along with popular contemporary choices. Lavender latte and the latest trend — salted caramel coffee are among the most popular picks.
Address: 37, Saksahanskoho street
A new spot from one of the first street food spots in Ukraine conveniently opened in downtown, this time as a restaurant, not a truck. Despite the new location and format, menu, beloved by many, stayed the same. Visitors will find a broad choice of burgers and Wok noodles with homemade sauce, which they can try in the restaurant or order to-go. There are tips to try burger with beef and bûche de chèvre, potato chips, rice noodles with chicken and rice with vegetables. Besides, Furgoneta traditionally provides delivery services in Kyiv.
Address: 13, Baseina street
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Зазико / Zaziko
This restaurant located not far from Lvivska square is a paradise for lovers of Georgian cuisine. Here, chefs use only good old traditional recipes, tested by generations. All the classic dishes from Georgian cuisine are available here: cheese-filled bread khachapuri, spicy kharcho soup, popular snack pkhali, bean-filled bread lobiani, chicken in garlic cream sauce Chkmeruli, spicy beef stew Chashushuli and Odzhahuri — veal and potatoes baked in oven. But the pride and main quirk of the restaurant are khinkali, spicy meat-stuffed dumplings, cooked by the traditional recipe.
Address: 10, Nestorivs'kyi lane
Podil district welcomes a new healthy food spot — Hum:Hum, which offers a fusion of restaurant quality, simple street food serving and cozy atmosphere. The menu has two main categories: hummus and pita. The dish made of chickpea purée here is offered in 6 options: pumpkin, beetroot, baked pepper, avocado and for children. Additives like falafel, vegetable sticks or olives are recommended to each. Falafel-roll proudly stands out as a separate position on the menu. Besides, visitors will be able to enjoy salads, soups and traditional Ukrainian dish - syrnyky. Wine and craft beer are offered at the bar.
Address: 13/34, Mezhyhirska street
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This cozy cakery and coffee-shop was opened in Podil to offer delicious craft desserts. In fact, MyMuffin has been working for about five years as an on-demand service. Finally in 2018 they opened a coffee shop with a large assortment of desserts, which is already known to be friendly to visitors with children and pets. Various muffins, cheesecakes, mousses and cakes are lined up on the showcase. There are tips to try desserts in jars: coconut dessert, chocolate mousse, blueberry mousse, cheesecake with cherries or passion fruit cream, as well as profiteroles with cream cheese and chocolate.
Address: 35, Obolonska street
Паштет / Pashtet
Another café that graced the streets of Podil in 2018, this place is in fact a second spot in the same-name café chain. Menu was developed by Chef Evhenii Klopotenko, and specially for the opening of the new spot visitors can enjoy a set of seven pâtés — from turkey and seasonal vegetables; beef, figs and smoked pears; rabbit and chili confiture; chicken liver with rosemary; herring with a green apple; pork with bacon and lavender, as well as Ukrainian hummus made by the 1902 recipe. All pâtés can be ordered to-go. Besides, pasta, pizza, chicken broth and borsch with ciabatta and fried bacon are available here. Breakfast is served all day long: visitors can choose syrnyky with sour cream, pancakes with orange peel and vanilla, scramble with salmon and oatmeal.
Address: 1/2, Kostiantynivska street
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Each month Kyiv's fine dining map is broadening with coffee shops, various cuisines restaurants and new concept bars. Luckily, winter of 2018 isn't an exception. Bon appétit!
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