On our last day in Brest we had again dinner in one of the many cafes in the street ul. Sovyetskaya. We realised that most of the restaurants and cafes in other streets were often empty.
This time we decided for the Cafe Talisman, which like most of the other places, has a small outdoor terrace facing the pedestrianised street, from where we could watch the world pass by.
The menu offers a bit of everything from local meat dishes to pizza. I opted for smoked sausages and a so called snow white salad, which consisted of cumcumber and cabbage. With 16350 BYR for the sausages and 5390 BYR for the salad both items were reasonably priced and tasty.
To drink I had a local Stavka beer (6320 BYR), which came in a nice glass with the coat of arms of Brest.
Address: Cafe Talisman, vul. Sovyetskaya 61, Brest
Directions: Cafe Talisman can be found just next to Cafe Krez. Both places are located in the pedestrianised street vul. Sovyetskaya, right in the heart of Brest's city centre. They are situated more or less opposite to the modern cinema complex.
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A receptionist of the hotel where we were staying recommended this sushi place to us. The selection of food was excellent: plenty of oprions for sushi and sashimi, as well as food from other cuisenes, too... not only Asian as the people next to us were having pizza.
Staff are extremely nice and English menus are available - but no one speaks it so you'll have to use your hands a lot when ordering food.
Favorite Dish: We had the largest sushi combination we could find (price over 600'000) and we were really satisfied with the quality and the variety. Yummy.
Sake first came cold and in small glasses: it took some inventive and plenty of smiles to order it warm the seoncd time. After 8 PM there was a happy hour for cocktails: I had one with cherry and something else which was really delicious.
Address: Karbysheva st., 28,
Directions: not far from the Orthodox church of St Nicholas
Phone: +(375) 25 729 53 65
On our second evening we directly headed off to the pedestrianised street ul. Sovyetskaya to look for a suitable restaurant for dinner. As a free table on the outdoor terrace of Cafe Krez was available we took a seat here.
The menu offers a good selection of local dishes. As main course I opted for a chicken filet with cheese (15260 BYR). Side dishes had to be chosen extra, so I ordered rice with vegetables (7180 BYR). To drink I had a local Alivaria Extra beer for 9150 BYR.
After dinner we went inside to make use of the WiFi for a small charge. Like everywhere in Belarus, the passport has to be shown and registered before going online.
Address: Cafe Krez, vul. Sovyetskaya 63, Brest
Directions: Cafe Krez is located in the pedestrianised street ul. Sovyetskaya, right in the heart of Brest's city centre. The cafe can be found more or less opposite to the modern cinema complex.
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On our first evening in Brest we strolled along the pedestrianised city centre, especially the street ul. Sovyetskaya to check for a suitable restaurant to dine.
We decided for the Art Cafe, because quite a few people were sitting on the outdoor terrace and some were even having dinner. We took a seat at a free table, so that we could enjoy some people watching on Sovyetskaya Street.
After already 5 days in Belarus, we noticed for the first time people speaking German in our vicinity. Obviously they were not tourists, but on business in Brest.
The interior of the Art Cafe is equipped tastefully with dark wooden furniture. If I remember correctly, then the menu was even bilingual (Russian, English). It offered a small selection of main dishes as well as potato pancakes (drainiki), salads, pasta dishes and cakes.
I opted for a Viennese Schnitzel with vegetables and salad (37500 BYR), a Banana Split (14370 BYR) and a local Stavka beer (5690 BYR). Everything was yummy and we enjoyed our time in the Art Cafe, although staff was a bit slow, which on the other hand is quite normal in this part of Europe.
Address: Art Cafe, vul. Sovyetskaya 53, Brest
Directions: The Art Cafe is located amost in the middle of the pedestrianised street vul. Sovyetskaya, right in the heart of Brest's city centre. The cafe can be found just south of the Millenium Monument.
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As our hotel didn't offer any breakfast, we had a look around the city centre in search of a cafe for breakfast. More by chance we spotted Cafe Zeus, which is actually a bakery with several indoor seatings and a Iong glass counter.
The interior is relatively large and kept in a simple style. Laminated menus are available on the tables, but most of the things on offer can also be seen in the counter.
We checked the menu, which offered a wide variety of pastries, filled buns, waffles as well as non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks. We decided to order directly at the counter. I chose a bun with jam and a flavourful bun for 1500 BYR each. To drink I had a black tea for 3500 BYR. The plate cost an extra of 650 BYR.
Everything was yummy and we enjoyed a relaxed breakfast in Cafe Zeus.
Address: Cafe Zeus, vul. Pushkinskaya 20, Brest
Directions: Cafe Zeus is located at the street vul. Pushkinskaya 20, right in the heart of Brest's lively city centre.
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When we visited Brest Fortress, we decided to have a late lunch snack in the Cafe Citadel, which is actually part of the fortress.
The cafe is simply furnished and when we visited the place one early afternoon it was almost empty. A small menu was on the table, but we chose from what was available.
I opted for a chiburekki, which is a sort deep fried dough turnover with a minced meat filling. I also had a typical Russian berries drink, called mors. With 8000 BYR the bill was reasonably priced and we enjoyed our short break in the Cafe Citadel.
Directions: The Cafe Citadel is located in one of the fortress barracks, which can be found on the right side of the fortress grounds when coming form the main star entrance.
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The Café is named “U Ozera" (By the Lake). It is on the beautiful shore of Major lake, trimmed by the weeping willows.
Favorite Dish: Potatoe pancakes
Directions: It is in the city park, 10 minutes’ walk away from the railway station.
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The restaurant "Jules Verne" offers European and Indian food, the only one of the sort in Brest.
Originally it was restaurant "India", still Indian cooks work here.
Address: at the corner of Gogol street and K.Marx street
Directions: old city
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