Lviv smells like cozy coffee shops. Around every corner of the cobblestone streets, you can find an original establishment where you will be surprised by the variety, quality, and serving of an invigorating drink. If you're in Lviv for the weekend, you should have a list of the best coffee shops at hand to get the most delicious, pleasantly impressive cup of coffee.
Coffee Mine - Rynok Square
An incredible coffee establishment in Lviv where you can enjoy a real underground adventure and try more than 30 varieties of the aromatic drink. Here, coffee is actually extracted from real fossils and you can take part in it. Several themed halls make the place a real coffee museum, where you can enjoy an interesting tour and learn many facts about your favorite drink.
Coffee beans are roasted on site, so you always get the freshest coffee. You can attend interesting events, which often take place in the hall under the glass ceiling, and buy interesting themed souvenirs and goodies along with your coffee.
The variety of coffee preparation includes coffee in a Turk, specialty sealed coffee, and classic machine preparation. Everyone will find a drink and a type of coffee to their liking, even those who want to warm up their cup with a little bit of heady additions. The aromatic drink will be poured into a branded cup or a glass to go and the milk foam will be decorated with a pattern.
Shtuka - 8 Kotlyarska str.
Enjoy not only coffee, but also art. Shtuka is Polish for art. This is actually an original institution, the analog of which existed 100 years ago. But the principle of serving and atmosphere has remained unchanged. It's a kind of gallery for contemporary artists, where you can look at photo projects or paintings while enjoying a cup of coffee.
The interior of the coffee shop is focused on the Austro-Hungarian period of the city, which creates a unique atmosphere and a pleasant anticipation. The inscriptions on the building's facade were restored by Lviv craftsmen and are original.
The selection of drinks is quite large, including flavored coffee and pure coffee, and delicious additions such as pear soufflé or meringue roll add even more pleasure.
Virmenka - 19, Virmenska str.
The coffee shop has maintained its reputation and popularity for over 50 years. This colorful place is proud of its history, so you can see photo artifacts and cherished memories on the walls that maintain the friendly atmosphere in the cafe. It always attracted a rather creative and unconventional crowd of young people who wanted to take one of the 7 lucky tables. But there was usually a huge line. And although the place has expanded a bit, its popularity has also gained momentum, and you can still wait a bit and work up an appetite. It's worth the wait.
A delicious invigorating drink is served in branded cups or packed to go. The Instagram desserts behind the glass window are so idealistic that it takes a while to believe that they are real, you just have to taste them and take some with you.
The Virmenka also makes its own tinctures that can be added to coffee. You can buy some to take with you so that this taste can warm you up at home.
Fixation - 6 Knyazya Romana St.
Unique themed interiors in Lviv turn establishments into interesting museums where you want to stay. The Fixage coffee shop keeps artifacts of film and photography equipment, which are located among grandmother's wooden cabinets and carved chairs and sofas. The collection has been collected over 40 years and includes more than 2,000 items.
The atmosphere and general style are supported by the dishes and Gothic chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.
The display case with sweets shines with color and variety. A shtrudel can be your breakfast along with a fragrant cup of coffee. Tea lovers will also appreciate the assortment, having tasted rare varieties of tea.
The establishment offers a small platform for those who want to organize their own exhibition or event, as well as an interesting excursion where you can deepen your knowledge of photography and film development.
At the bambetta - 29 Rynok Square
For those who don't know what a bambetta is, we suggest combining business with pleasure and visiting a cozy place in Andreolli Passage. You will be lucky if you take atmospheric seats on the windowsill, as they are always being hunted for. But when you decide to settle down on the terrace, be sure to go inside and pay attention to the object - a chest that once served as a wardrobe, a bed, and a bench - a bambetta.
The variety of coffee drinks is the second thing that impresses in the cafe. The specialty is "coffee on a bamboo bench" with honey and citrine. We also recommend trying Jamaican with rum and rose latte. Or you can open your own novelty to stock up on the recipe at home.
Here you can taste not only original coffee, but also the famous Galician cheesecake filled with hot chocolate or salted caramel.
Vienna Coffee House - 12 Svobody str.
The oldest coffee house in Lviv recently celebrated its 195th anniversary. Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Stanislav Liudkevych, General Tarnavsky, Volodymyr Hnatiuk, and Ivan Franko are remembered with a cup of coffee within its walls.
26 years ago, the main hall was renovated and the institution began its second life. The sculpture of Josef Schweik, which has recently decorated the area near the cafe, can serve as a landmark for you.
The place has a wide range of not only coffee, you can enjoy delicious breakfasts and even hearty lunches. It's a great place to meet with friends and family, as well as for gourmet evening meals.
Lviv Coffee Manufactory - 2A Svobody Square and 16 Valova Street
A chain of coffee shops that you can already find in several places in Lviv. It is quite a popular place, because along with delicious freshly roasted and freshly ground coffee, you can buy everything you need to make such coffee at home. From professional coffee machines to a variety of coffee varieties, both ground and bean.
Desserts are displayed on glass shelves, and the menu has a real selection of popular breakfast and lunch dishes.
The surroundings are quite simple, but it's all about not shifting the focus, because the main thing here is coffee, and you have to think about it all the time until you finally start enjoying it.
Take the opportunity to try seasonal drinks. In winter, you can warm yourself with mulled wine, or support your immune system with sea buckthorn tea, and in the heat of the day, switch to specialty lemonades that give you freshness and inspiration.
Winter traveling can be more enjoyable if you know where to drink the most delicious coffee while traveling.