Make My Cake
Nowadays Make My Cake is the countrywide famous bakery with its own style. The cafe once started out here in Odesa as an independent project and succeeded in gaining the love of the visitors. Make My Cake is famous for its cozy delicious French pastries.
The main accent here is placed on macarons with numerous flavors from basic strawberry, pistachio, and blueberry to unique lavender cheesecake, grapefruit & pepper, and raspberry & mascarpone. Apart from macarons, the cafe offers cakes, brownies, cookies and granola for those who keep to a diet. Visitors can also place orders for custom-made cakes and take any of the pastries to go.
Address: 29, Yevreis'ka Street
Atelier. Design & Coffee
Atelier cafe is one of the most stylish spots in Odesa created by Belenko Band design studio, famous for designing the interior of The Fitz bar. The natural materials and quiet music create a cozy, 'sweater weather' atmosphere.
The desserts section is quite popular here: visitors pointed out cheesecakes, a carrot cake and a crumb cake with raspberry, peach and lavender. Apart from the desserts, Atelier has burgers, breakfasts, granola bowls, and various types of coffee from cappuccino to raf on the menu. The cafe is vegetarian- and vegan-friendly. Besides, pets are welcome at Atelier cafe as well.
Address: 9A, Preobrazhens'ka Street
Traveler's coffee is one of the cafes of the same-name cafe chain that is mostly found beyond the Ukrainian borders. The cafe in Odesa is often visited by expats thanks to the English speaking service and a menu. Besides, this place is also suitable for those with lactose intolerance - instead of the regular milk you will be served coffee with the almond kind.
The menu has a breakfast section with bowls, croissants and traditional Ukrainian syrnyky. Visitors pointed out exceptional pancakes with various flavors. Fans of Japanese cuisine can indulge in sushi rolls, while those preferring Italian one may try pasta. Desserts comprise macarons, fondant cake, cheesecakes, cookies and other sweet treats.
Finally, Traveler's coffee does serve coffee - starting from classics to more exquisite options like lavender raf, pour over or nitrogen coffee.
Address: 14, Derybasivska Street
Forty Five. Booze & Bakery
As the name suggests, Forty Five cafe in Odesa unites the elements of bakery and a bar, catering for the audience of each. At daytime, Forty Five is a cozy place to relax at with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, yet closer to nighttime it's packed with people seeking unusual cocktails.
The place is called a must visit mixology spot on TripAdvisor. It's not surprising given that 45 Cafe focuses greatly on making unusual specials like Blackthorn spritz, Raspberry Martinez or White gringo. Visitors pointed out delicious poached eggs with salmon & mustard sauce, carrot cake and hotdogs.
Address: 1, Ekaterynynska Square
Zheto cafe is worth visiting for those who don't enjoy the minimalistic interior and long for the old-time coziness with vintage and grandma design. The staff is also dressed in the antique style to match the vibe.
Many couples in Odesa come here for coffee and cake dates, as some point out that the cafe's name is a transcription of the French ‘Je t'aime’. A poppy-seed cake and cappuccino is a duo often ordered together at Zheto.
Address: 2, Havanna Street
Located in the downtown area, Alkhimiya is often passed by unnoticed due to the inconspicuous signboard. However, inside is a quiet, colorful cafe with an array of desserts. The place's special beloved by regulars is a Strudel, which is freshly baked specially for the guests.
Visitors also mention that each dish is served in great portions, so ordering a half might be a good idea. The prices are also quite decent, which is not typical for Derybasivska Street.
Address: 8, Derybasivska Street
Tasty House is exactly what it says on the cover - a cozy cafe and pizzeria in one place. The cafe is located in downtown Odesa, not far from the City Garden. The menu embraces dishes from various cuisines starting from European and American to Mexican and Japanese.
The special focus here is placed on pizza: Tasty House offers various flavors of the classic Neapolitan pizza. The cafe belongs to the kid-friendly restaurants in Odesa. There's a specially-equipped playroom as well as a playground open in warm seasons for kids to play outside. Besides, a separate kid's menu is available upon request.
Address: 26, Derybasivska Street
Dacha, which means a "country house", is located in a beautiful historical building on Frantsuzky (French) Boulevard. The restaurant recreates the interior and atmosphere of the 1930s holiday houses so popular in Odesa. The cozy vibe, an abundance of light and greenery topped with attentive service make it one of the most popular places in Odesa at any time of the year.
The menu at Dacha includes Odesa specials, a separate seafood section, pastry dishes, and appetizers for two. As for the desserts, you will find among others the classic Australian Pavlova, Ukrainian varenyky with cherries and French profiteroles. Besides, Dacha offers a separate kids menu available in English and a large playground for the youngsters to play at.
Address: 15, Frantsuzky Boulevard
The following list is the editor’s choice. All businesses are mentioned in a random order.
Photo sources: Facebook and websites of businesses mentioned above, unsplash.com. All images belong to their rightful authors.