Where to Try Kyiv Cake in the Ukrainian Capital

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The legendary Kyiv cake, a delicious dessert made of dryish pie crusts, sweet cream and nuts, is one of the true symbols of the Ukrainian capital. This cake has won hearts of many gourmands, and nowadays there are many different recipes of this culinary masterpiece. Let`s check out where to find the best and the most tasty variations of the famous Kyiv cake.

Spotykach

served kyiv cake
Spotykach restaurant is located in the historical heart of Kyiv right near the famous Andryyivsky Descent. This dining spot offers the whole range of Ukrainian cuisine wonders. Fragrant borsch, dumplings with delicious fillings, bacon with garlic, and, of course classic Kyiv cake for a dessert.
Address: 16, Volodymyrska street

Zhizn Zamechatelnykh Ludey

piece of cake on plate
Zhizn Zamechatelnykh Ludey (“Life of the Wonderful People”) restaurant does not have an outer sign, but you cannot skip its highlighted neon name in the window. The place impresses with 6-meter high ceilings, panoramic windows, live plants, interesting interior elements and simple food cooked in new exciting ways. Kyiv cake, which is called “emblematic Kyiv cake” here, is served in large portions, so you are guaranteed to get enough of gastronomic pleasure.
Address: 36, Velyka Vasylkivska street

Liubimiy Diadia

pice of delicious cake on plate
The cuisine of Liubimiy Diadia (“Favorite Uncle”) is a mix of the Middle East food. Here you can find classic and signature dishes of Morocco, Israel, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Greece. However, the menu also includes some options from Ukraine, and Kyiv cake is one of them. Meringue crusts with hazel-nuts, fatty cream and chocolate glaze will delight even experienced foodies.
Address: 20, Pankivska street

Khutorets` Na Dnipri

5 pieces of cake
Khutorets` Na Dnipri (“Homestead on Dnipro”) is one of the oldest Ukrainian cuisine restaurants of the capital – it has been working for more than 20 years already. Considering this, it is no doubt that the experienced chefs of this dining spot in Podil district know everything about the most delicious Ukrainian dishes. Classic Kyiv cake is cooked here with some secret ingredients that make it even tastier.
Address: 10а, Naberezhno-Khreschatycka street

Smorodyna

piece of cake with berries on plate
Smorodyna is a meat restaurant in the cozy Rusanivka district on the left bank of the Dnipro River. Here you will find the most popular dishes from the different world`s cuisines, including, of course, Ukrainian ones. Legendary Kyiv cake, cooked by classic recipe, is definitely one of the best desserts of the menu.
Address: 7, Rusanivska embankment

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Kanapa

kyiv cake with chestnut
Kanapa cooks work enthusiastically on development of the new Ukrainian cuisine. Here you can taste dishes made by authentic recipes using modern technologies, for example, molecular gastronomy techniques. Kanapa can boast food made of the best local products and offers new degustation sets every season. Classic Kyiv cake in Kanapa is cooked with chestnuts that adds unusual flavor to this appetizing dessert.
Address: 19, Andryyivsky Descent

Samogon Bar

piece of tasty kyiv cake on plate
Samogon bar in Kyiv is notable for its wide assortment of hand-made liquors, exclusive interior and friendly atmosphere. Of course, the bar also offers great choice of Ukrainian dishes, including Kyiv cake cooked by the recipe of 1864. If you order this cake, you will have a good chance to feel the taste of Kyiv history.
Address: 25, Naberezhno-Khreschatycka street

Slivki Obshestva

three pastries
Slivki Obshestva (“Cream of Society”) café is a stylish modern confectionary located not far from Hryshko Botanical Garden. This is a great place to have a coffee with croissant and also to enjoy all other types of desserts and bakery. Only here you can try unique pastry called “Kyiv cake in miniature”. By the way, apart from desserts, the café offers fully-featured menu with snacks, salads and main courses.
Address: 47, Zvirynetska street

Kanapka Bar

kyiv cake served in unusual way
People come to Kanapka bar for fresh oysters, sparkling wine, tuna and Pastrami sandwiches, pita with falafel, surf&turf burgers and “Four cheeses” pizza. Apart from this gastronomic treasures, the bar also offers delicious desserts – for example, small Kyiv cakes that perfectly fit a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
Address: 30а, Andryyivsky Descent

Terracotta

elegant dessert with berries
Terracotta restaurant specializes on the traditional Mediterranean cuisine. However, apart from appetizing Italian and French dishes, here you will also find a signature version of Kyiv cake. This dessert with crispy crusts, fresh strawberryes and caramel is definitely one of the most worthy options of the menu.
Address: 5-7, Tarasa Shevchenka boulevard
The taste of Kyiv cake is an integral part of history and spirit of the Ukrainian capital. Bon appetit!
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