Lviv is famous for its great history, impressive architecture and… delicious coffee. Numerous cozy cafes in the central part of the city welcome you and offer various kinds of this drink. Do you know where the coffee traditions of Lviv came from? In the 18 century, the Austrians have come to Lviv and open many cafés that impressed locals with delicious coffee drinks. The European people knew all the secrets of coffee brewing, and step by step Lviv citizens became coffee lovers. If you want to learn more about the culture of coffee in Lviv, you may take a Coffee and Chocolate Traditions of Lviv Tour, and a local guide will tell you lots of captivating stories and legends about it.
Many years have passed, but nothing has changed — Lviv citizens still adore coffee and can’t live without it. Moreover, they invite people from every corner of the globe to enjoy this amazing drink. Every year they arrange an outstanding coffee festival named “Have a Cup of Coffee in Lviv” where everyone can taste the delicious coffee drinks by the traditional and contemporary recipes. During the festival, numerous coffee houses compete with each other to regale you with the best coffee because in the end of the event all visitors vote and select the best café.
The choice of the coffee houses and confectionaries in Lviv is impressive. We offer you a short overview the most popular cafés with delicious coffee.
“Coffee Manufacture” (“Lvivska Kopal’nya Kavy”) 10, Rynok Sq. It is the unique place where you can find an underground coffee mine, where according to the legend people excavate cacao beans. Of course, it’s only a joke, however, more than 30 kinds of coffee drinks offered there are really delicious. Moreover, you may purchase a locally roasted coffee and take along a little part of Lviv mood. You will love a cozy and romantic ambiance of this place and definitely come here again.
“Veronica” Shevchenko av. 21. This confectionery is famous due to the delicious cakes and pies of its own production. Moreover, you may order an exclusive cake or enjoy one of the 12 kinds of ice cream. Loyal guests of this place appreciate it thanks to a high-quality service, refined interior and tempting cuisine.
“Lviv Handmade Chocolate” (“Lvivska Maysternya Shokoladu”) 3, Serbskaya St. Visit this sweet studio and taste a tempting handmade chocolate. It is more than just sweets; it is a masterpiece of art. The skillful cooks create exclusive chocolate cakes and candies according to the traditional European recipes and invent their own contemporary desserts to impress their visitors. In this sweet-shop you may also enjoy more than 15 kinds of coffee drinks and relax in a comfort ambiance.
“World of Coffee” (“Svit Kavy”) 3, Katedral’na Sq. Tourists love this place due to their own coffee production. Here you may enjoy more than 30 sorts of Arabica coffee, yummy pies, cakes, candies, coffee cocktails and hot chocolate. Moreover, you may visit their brand shop and take along any kind of the fragrant roasted coffee. You will appreciate a high-quality service and modern interior of this coffee house.
“Viennese Coffee House” 12, Svobody Av. This place has a great history that has begun in 19 century. Many of remarkable persons, such as Mykhaylo Hrushevsky and Ivan Franko, were their guests. You will love its refined and elegant design and enjoy exclusive cuisine. For example, this restaurant offers delicious branded coffee drink “Surprise” and Viennese strudel. If you want to arrange a business meeting, enjoy morning newspapers, meet your friends or invite your sweetheart to a romantic dinner, this place is a great choice.
Visit any of these coffee houses and sense a special mood of the ancient city of Lviv, kindness of the local people and delectable coffee flavor and taste.