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Cafe Varenye

#40 of 1,520 Restaurants in Kiev
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, Ukrainian, Eastern European, Central European
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Petlyury Symona vul. 22, Kiev 01032, Ukraine
+380 44 288 2877
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

It is a really nice place, well-priced, with a good vibe. It is situated close to the railway station, so it could be a good choice for you to spend a couple of hours before the train. Another option would be to work here during the day or simply come for lunch. The cuisine is delicious, I liked everything I... More 

Thank Nataliia K
Vienna, Austria
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly, tastly and clean. Just between Boulvard Shevchenko and Main railway station. Menu in English.

Thank Alex S
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

A good restaurant serving European cuisine. The restaurant is situated not far from the station. Inside, everything is decorated in the style of a loft or Barbie. There are delicious dishes of meat on the grill. The most delicious dish is the lamb. The average check per person $ 15.. This restaurant is like a family-friendly and loving couples.

Thank Zeus E
Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We made the walk from Maidan Square just to come here and it was well worth the long walk!!! We had borscht, potato pancakes, and pirogies. Some of the best pirogies I've had! The staff was incredibly friendly too! Do not pass this up when in Kiev!

Thank NYSam88
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

İt has a nice variety of foods and most of all they re tasty.. İt has friendly staff and pretty nice atmosphere as well though..

Thank yco67
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Good location, 7 minutes from Central railway station. Interior is really cosy and sweet. Quite many dishes in dinner card. Tasty salmon tartar. Service is good too.

Thank Svetlana K
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Coziest place with impeccable service, where you feel like in your best friend's kitchen, enjoying great food, nice talk and good music. It has been years since we discovered this place and we keep returning for more. You will forget of time, troubles and any sort of bad mood here. Amazing food, cooked with love and care, amazing desserts and... More 

Thank CSSquirrel
St. Petersburg, Russia
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Frankly speaking I visited this place suddenly - my friends invite me there after visiting one artist event. I do not expect something special but I must admit that I was wrong. Nice place with good and fair service and price. Practically no complaints except Ukrainian dumplings with meat. It could be better but cake "Napoleon" is GREAT! Selection of... More 

Thank Khonya
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

This place has best vareniki in the entire Ukraine (except of course my mothers vareniki, but even my mother is weak for the ones made in this cafe! ) ! They can even make an entire kilogram of frozen vareniki of your choice for you to take away! For those who don't know what vareniki are - kinda dumplings but... More 

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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Good cafe for a between-meal snack. The dishes are homemade, but very tasty. There is really a great choice of jam here. The interior is bright, colorful, it will reminds you of Birthday.

Thank Катя Ш

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, European, Ukrainian, Eastern European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Petlyury Symona vul. 22, Kiev 01032, Ukraine
  • Location: Europe  >  Ukraine  >  Kiev
  • Phone Number: +380 44 288 2877

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?