|A place||Name||Feature in the rating|
|1||The grand terrace||The best location for special events|
|2||Colonnade||Local products only. Exclusive desserts from the chef|
|3||Fabrikant||A restaurant with its own brewery. The atmosphere of the early twentieth century|
|4||Seagull on the beach||The best restaurant-nightclub with an interesting program|
|5||Grand-Cafe Apelsin||The most popular restaurant in the chain. Spacious terrace overlooking the sea|
|6||Last supper||The optimal combination of price and quality of dishes|
|7||South Cafe||The most stylish cafe in Yalta. Large portions and club music|
|8||Dacha Grill Cafe||A varied grill menu. Good service|
|9||KOFEiN||The most delicious breakfasts|
|10||Home-style dining||The best option for inexpensive food. Clean and comfortable|
Yalta is one of the most respected resorts in our country. Since the days of the USSR, a trip to this city was considered an indispensable attribute of a “beautiful life”. Even now, a comfortable rest on the Black Sea coast can be quite worthy competitor to many foreign health resorts. Tourists from all over the world are attracted here not only by the mild climate, magnificent nature and the warm sea, but also by the opportunity to spend time with interest – to look at local sights, go on excursions, and also get acquainted with the gastronomic traditions of the Crimean region.
Plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and canteens in Yalta leave no chance to stay hungry. Establishments of Russian, Ukrainian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine hospitably open their doors to travelers, promising to feed them with the freshest seafood delicacies, dishes from farm products, juicy grilled meat and other mouth-watering dishes. It remains only to choose the best option from all the proposed ones, so that the impressions about the rest are as complete and certainly positive as possible.
TOP 10 best cafes and restaurants in Yalta
When compiling a rating of the best cafes and restaurants in Yalta, we were guided by several important criteria: cookery, level of service, original interior and good location. Trying to take into account the interests of all vacationers, we included in our TOP-10 both expensive “pretentious” establishments located on the most prestigious embankment of the city, and more democratic catering points where you can have a quick snack or a cup of coffee in between walks.
10 Home-style dining
The most affordable in terms of food prices, but at the same time, very comfortable “Home-style dining room” is the best option for a budget-conscious tourist. Enterprises under this name have been opened in several cities of Crimea. There are 3 dining chains in Yalta, but one of the most favorite is the one located on the Lenin embankment. You will not find exotic delicacies on the menu. However, a large selection of soups, side dishes, cutlets, salads and fresh dairy products with the usual taste “like grandma’s” will allow you to safely satiate both adults and little travelers. The assortment is constantly updated with new recipes. A full three-course lunch plus dessert will cost about 500 rubles.
Strong alcohol is not for sale in the canteen, but lovers of foam can treat themselves to a glass of draft beer. An invariable advantage can also be called a beautiful view of the sea, which opens from the windows of the institution. A clean room and friendly service add positive points to the reputation of this catering, making it more and more popular among Yalta residents and guests of the city. Opening hours – from 9.00 to 21.00.
Quite miniature, but very cozy cafe on the street. Pushkinskaya is familiar to most of Yalta’s vacationers. Judging by the reviews, many tourists prefer to start their day here by ordering an airy omelet, hearty pancakes or poached eggs for breakfast. And this is proven better than any words by the fact that the chefs at “Caffeine” know and love their job. Despite the fact that you can have a hearty snack here, the main specialization of the establishment is, of course, making coffee. The menu contains not only classic recipes for a fragrant drink, but also original cocktails with the addition of alcohol, cappuccino with parmesan, sweet maple frappe and spicy ginger latte. For sweets, they offer a branded coffee strudel, familiar from childhood “Napoleon”, a cheese cheesecake or a diet carrot dessert.
The interior of the cafe is made in a brutal “African” style. Solid tables and chairs of solid wood, unusual decorative elements in the form of thematic drawings, colorful beads and colorful ornaments make the interior decoration so picturesque and original that you want to take a closer look at every corner of the small hall. KOFEiN works from 9.00 to 22.00. The average bill here usually does not exceed the amount of 600-700 rubles.
8 Dacha Grill Cafe
Grill cafe “Dacha” positions itself as the best restaurant in Yalta with the largest selection of grilled dishes. And, according to reviews of numerous visitors, this statement is completely true. The cozy interior in the style of a Russian chalet disposes to a comfortable rest with a leisurely tasting of impressive portions of rack of lamb or baked salmon, and the fast service and competent work of the waiters make the meal even more enjoyable. From alcohol, only cider and beer are presented here, but a wide variety of “country” drinks – compotes, fruit drinks, lemonades and loose tea – pleases. If you wish, you can bring alcohol with you subject to an additional payment (check with the administrator for details).
The institution is located on the second line from the embankment, so it can be quite difficult for uninitiated tourists to find it. But, nevertheless, the place is very popular, and getting a free table there after 19.00 can be quite problematic. Most of the visitors during the day are families with children. In the evening, noisy companies of young people gather in the cafe, appreciating delicious food and good service. The average bill for one person here is about 500 rubles.
7 South Cafe
Unobtrusive laconic interior, lounge atmosphere, excellent service and stylish musical accompaniment made the South Cafe one of the most popular in Yalta. Performances by renowned DJs and talented musicians turn an ordinary dinner at this establishment into a real cultural event, which is why South Cafe is so highly regarded in the circles of creative youth. In addition to spiritual food, the location pleases with a quite decent menu based on traditional recipes of European and American cuisine. Add to this original cocktails, a large selection of Chinese teas, smoky hookah and other attributes of vacation relaxation, and you will understand why visitors love it so much.
Many indigenous Yalta residents consider South Cafe to be the cult place of their city. In this, tourists who have a rest at the resort agree with them. In their reviews, travelers all, as one, praise the polite staff, large portions and the friendly atmosphere that prevails in the coffee shop. South Cafe is open 5 days a week, from 7 pm to 3 am. The hall is not very large in size, so on those evenings when special events are held in the cafe (concerts of famous performers or themed parties), it is advisable to book a table in advance.
6 The Last Supper
Walking along the Central Market of Yalta, many tourists pay attention to the picturesque graffiti on the wall, the plot of which repeats the famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci “The Last Supper”. Locals know that this is not just an original decoration. It is here that the restaurant of the same name is located, which is an incredibly lamp-based place with a cozy atmosphere and an unusual menu.
There are only 4 tables in the hall, so it is unlikely that you will be able to fully relax with a large company. But for a snack while shopping for groceries, “The Last Supper” is ideal. Reviews about the institution are completely positive. Despite the low average bill (only about 500-800 rubles, which is very inexpensive for a resort tavern), the cuisine here pleases with the author’s interpretation of popular dishes, which makes the usual food even more appetizing and attractive. Of the minuses, some visitors noted only the presence of an open kitchen, which is why the smell of cooking food is clearly felt in the room. But, in our opinion, this cannot be regarded as a serious flaw, so we boldly award The Last Supper the title of the best restaurant in terms of price-quality ratio.
5 Grand-Cafe Apelsin
The public catering network “Orange” is represented in Yalta by three restaurants, which are linked by a common style and a similar gastronomic concept. The refined atmosphere, a large selection of Mediterranean dishes and, importantly, an advantageous location in close proximity to the main tourist arteries of the city, contributed to the rapid growth in the popularity of all establishments of this brand. But the most famous “orange” among tourists can be safely called the Grand-Cafe on the Lenin embankment.
The hallmark of this presentable cafe is undoubtedly a spacious open terrace, which offers a magnificent view of the sea and mountains. A light, romantic atmosphere reigns here, conducive to informal communication and casual conversation. If the status of the event requires more officialdom – welcome to the indoor hall. Expensive massive furniture, luxurious crystal chandeliers, an abundance of fresh flowers around bring a touch of elegant solemnity to the interior, creating impeccable conditions for holding a business reception of any level. The restaurant opens its doors every day at 10 am and works until the last guest. Average check – 2500 rubles.
4 Seagull on the beach
The entertainment complex “Seagull on the Beach” is perhaps one of the most “incendiary” places in Yalta. The institution works for those who, first of all, expect new acquaintances, vivid emotions and unrestrained fun from the rest. If during the day the restaurant is visited with pleasure by families with children and older tourists, then after sunset it turns into a youth playground with karaoke, dance parties until the morning, beauty contests, foam parties, performances of fashionable DJs and other unforgettable events.
The menu is based on European cuisine. The local chefs are especially good at mussels in a creamy sauce, pork ribs on the grill and ribeye steak. And for dessert, you can pamper yourself with original creamy ice cream with marmalade, marshmallow and whipped cream. The bar card consists of a large assortment of unusual cocktails, different types of wines, beers and spirits. Also, according to visitors’ reviews, there is the best selection of hookahs, which are put by masters from the Hookah Stars company. “Seagull on the Beach” is quite an expensive establishment. The average bill, excluding alcohol, is about 3,000 rubles. Nevertheless, there is almost always a shortage of free places, so you need to make an appointment about your visit in advance. The restaurant accepts guests daily, 24/7.
All beer lovers, coming to Yalta, definitely try to visit “Fabrikant” on the embankment, famous for the wide variety of this foamy drink. The private brewery of the restaurant (by the way, the first on the Crimean coast), makes it possible to taste the freshest unfiltered and unpasteurized for every taste. Pilsen Light, Ginger Red, Golden Ale are the most popular craft beers on offer at the establishment. And to satisfy your hunger, you can take dishes of Russian, German and Czech cuisine or try sausages, pickles and smoked products produced by your own workshop.
In addition to the versatile menu, the interior of the Fabrikant deserves special attention. Noble dark wood, heavy curtains on the windows and a chic white piano, played by a professional pianist every evening, harmoniously recreate the atmosphere of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century, with its aristocratic atmosphere and spiritual comfort. There is a separate playroom for younger guests, where little ones can frolic while their parents relax in the common room. The restaurant is located in the main building of the Primorsky Park recreation complex. Opening hours – from 12 noon to 12 noon.
In the very center of Yalta, on the territory of a picturesque park, there is a luxurious restaurant “Colonnade” – a prestigious location in the imperial style. Three different sites, each with its own unique surroundings: a spacious banquet hall, a cozy lounge bar with a fountain and an open summer terrace with a beautiful sea view, fully satisfy all the needs of visitors, allowing everyone to find a suitable corner for themselves. And for those who seek solitude, “Colonnade” offers individual balconies for romantic dates.
The restaurant menu is dominated by authentic Crimean Tatar recipes, organically diluted with traditional Greek and Karaite dishes. At Colonnade there is a strict rule to use only local products, so customers have no reason to doubt the freshness of the served pickles. But foreign names prevail in the bar list. A special pride is the legendary Dom Pеrignon at 34 thousand per bottle. The institution has one interesting feature. This amazingly delicious specialty strawberry and fig jam, personally cooked by the restaurant’s chef. Jars with an exclusive dessert are often bought as a souvenir of the trip and brought as an original present to loved ones. The Colonnade is open every day from 12:00 until the last guest. The average bill is at least 2,500 rubles. per person (no alcohol).
1 The Grand Terrace
The premium restaurant The Grand Terrace undoubtedly belongs to the best catering establishments both in Yalta and the entire Crimean peninsula. Located in the park of the five-star hotel VILLA ELENA YALTA, literally five minutes walk from the sea, it attracts visitors not only with a magnificent view of the city and the surrounding southern nature. Exquisite cuisine, fashionable interior and well-trained staff create all the necessary conditions for holding the most prestigious events here, both private and corporate.
The total area of the halls is over 500 sq. m, so here you can easily gather an arbitrarily large company. The carefully thought-out design of the environment harmoniously combines imposing elegance and homeliness, thanks to which a pleasant atmosphere of comfort and elite relaxation reigns in the institution. The special pride of the restaurant is the wine collection, which contains over 400 items. The choice of alcohol is so good and varied that in 2017 the Grand Terrace became one of the winners of the Russian Wine Awards in the nomination for Best Classic Wine List. Opening hours: round the clock, daily, seven days a week. For hotel guests a la carte breakfasts are provided.