Minsk is growing more popular with tourists, and so is the number of bars, cafes and restaurants in the city! How does one choose the best?
BelarusFeed asked seven expats, who can almost name Minsk their second home, to recommend their favorite places to go out.
And guess what? We were really inspired by their answers and even discovered some new places, too!
Lauren De Ruiz Diaz, Cuba, living in Belarus for 5 years
The best bartenders and music, in my opinion, are in the Latin bar El Pushka.
A recently opened restaurant Macho has nice service and concept, too, it is not wide-spread in Belarus.
Few people, a cozy and romantic atmosphere make restaurant Perfetto on Niamiha street a perfect place for a date.
Nomar Villa, Venezuela, in Belarus for over 3 years
Zhyli-byli is my No1 place to eat!
They serve tasty and cheap beer and delicious food – all you need to have a great time with friends. So sad they are open only till 11 p.m.
To watch sport events I would recommend Art café Chaplin. I also like Saigon with their Vietnamese food in Zhdanovichi market.
Hanna DeMarcus, USA, living in Belarus for 8 months
I don’t eat out so often but one of my favorite spots in the city is Zerno – the best coffee in Minsk and the staff is so friendly.
Phan Bach, Vietnam, in Belarus for 12 years
I am a coffee-lover, and this drink at these two places is really good. I adore their interior – simple as it is.
Leonardo Pibaque, Ecuador, living in Belarus for 3 years
In Minsk there are plenty of good bars and restaurants.
Adam Falbr, Czech Republic, living in Belarus for 1 year
First of all, I like Union coffee in Galileo shopping mall for their awesome coffee and stunning city view.
I like Kolobki in the Gorky park and Z bar on Karl Marx street. Last time I was there they had good sauces and nice vegetarian dishes.
Even though I tried only vine in Draniki viaskovyja on Kozlova street, I liked the place, too.
Katsutoshi Fujita, Japan, in Belarus for 10 months
I am in love with Vkusnochay on Masherova avenue because of its calm and cosy atmosphere that allows you to enjoy good Japanese green tea to the full.
Their waiters are very hospitable, kind and communicative.
For home Slavic and Baltic cuisine I go to Cherpak that is behind Belarus cinema house. They have a nice lunch menu with good prices. Personally, I like solyanka soup with buns.
The interior and atmosphere are also pleasant.
My third favorite place is Wake Up Coffee in front of Komarovka market. They offer not only teas and coffees, but also some unusual and tasty drinks.
I usually order Americano with two spoons of sugar and without milk.
By Nadzeya Prasvirava and Margarita Tishutina for BelarusFeed.
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