Sharlotka is more than a coffee house - the atmosphere feels like Vienna - cozy and warm. I was a little surprised to find something so nice.
It has soups, salads, and scrumptious sandwiches! Prices are about average.
After a 2,5 hours train trip from Kiev we were a bit hungry but also curious to see the town as soon as possible. On our walk from the train station to the city centre we came across a Mc Donald's restaurant which is also a good orientation point on the way to the centre.
Spontaneously we decided to get us a little snack and do some people watching in the northernmost Ukrainian Mc Donald's. The menu offers the usual fast food, only it is of course written in cyrillic letters. A Cheeseburger sets you back 4,25 UAH (about 0,65 Euro; 2007).
Chernihiv's Mc Donald's is located about 15 minutes on foot on the way from the train station to the city centre. Just go staight along the main street from the train station until you see the Mc Donald's on the left side. Here it is about time to go right to reach the main square and to start your sightseeing trip.
After a whole day of sightseeing and walking between all the gorgeous golden-domed churches we really felt in need of a snack and a drink. So we searched for a restaurant or cafe.
Unfortunately this wasn't as easy as expected, because in these more rural areas of the Ukraine local people don't seem to be able to afford going out very often.
We finally found "Cafe Kashatn" in one of the busier city centre streets. It has a nice outdoor terrace with wooden furniture. The menu offers small Ukrainian and international meals. We opted for the Bliny with ham and cheese which came with dill and were very delicious.
Bliny are flat pancakes which are usually stuffed with different fillings from sweet to sour like cream, jam, honey, ham, cheese or even fish.
The Bliny were 8,20 UAH and a Coke Cola was 2,00 UAH. This sums up to 10,20 UAH which is about 1,50 Euro (Prices and rates from 06.2007).