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Best Coffee Shops In Minsk

We are exploring Minsk specialty coffee scene. Check out our guide to the best coffee shops in Minsk where you can chill, try a flat white during your business meeting or discuss beans, alternative  brewing techniques and tasting notes with baristas.

 

 

 

 MANUFACTURA 

17, vulica Karla Marksa
Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

This coffee house is situated on one of the central streets of Minsk and is notable for the fact that beans are roasted just on the spot, which means that the coffee is always fresh here. You can choose a drink from 10 varieties and try a classic espresso and cappuccino, as well as chemex or aeropress brewing methods. There are vegan options. Sweet specialty of this place is delicious mignon with blueberry. Bright interior with wooden handmade furniture is ideal for meetings with friends and colleagues or chilling with a fresh Kinfolk magazine for a while in solitude.

 

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 26 

26, vulica Sviardłova
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.

A quiet coffee house in a neo-classical Stalin-era building next to the railway station, where one can have a breakfast, work for a while or simply caulk off the bustle. Sorts of coffee are changing frequently here. And also alternative methods of brewing are available so you'll always have a chance to try something unordinary and beautiful. By the way, the local barista Roman Lechnovich had won the Belarussian latte-art championship. 

 

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 ZERNO 

46, praspiekt Niezaležnasci; 6, vulica Kazlova
Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Zerno was one of the pioneers of alternative coffee brewing in Minsk. The first coffee house near Jakub Kolas square was opened back in the year 2012, and within six years became extremely popular among citizens not only for its high quality fresh coffee, but also for the house special spinach pie. On the summer terrace of the coffee shop you can chill out listening to DJ-sets or live music.

 

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 SORSO DI ESPRESSO 

111, praspiekt Niezaležnasci
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

In this coffee-house, situated not far from the Maskoŭskaja metro station fresh coffee is roasted on the spot. Friendly barista (who are the owners of the place at the same time) will gladly tell you about their coffee and help you find an interesting way to brew it. If you want to upgrade your knowledge about coffee, take a look at their workshops and cuppings. Also literary, musical and movie nights frequently happen here. 

 

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 MOBY DICK CAFFE 

16, vulica Kastryčnickaja
Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

This small window coffee shop is situated on the first floor of the former factory building on Kastryčnickaja street and is fully consistent with the concept of the homonymous training gym: it is stylish, democratic and of high quality. The technology of brewing is checked in details (and grams). They use lever coffee machine Astoria Gloria from Italy. The principle how this machine works is that barista creates pressure himself. In winter you can have a take-away coffee here, and during the warm season you can opt for taking a table outside the coffee shop and listen to live music. In addition, there's a good menu selection of teas, masala and mate.

 

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 LAUKA 

23, vulica Kastryčnickaja
24/7,
breaks:
8.30 a.m.-9 a.m.
8.30 p.m.-9 p.m.

This place without day offs and breaks creates the atmosphere of all the street. Excellent coffee, various sandwiches and loud summer parties in the yard. If you haven't been to Lauka, you haven't been to Minsk!

 

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 UTOPIA 60 

9, vulica Lenina
Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

A cozy place in the very center of the city. The interior has strong Soviet romantic vibe of the 1960's. In addition to great coffee and delicious eclairs and cakes, screenings, themed coffee tastings and lectures are held here. In the morning it's nice to drop by here for a light breakfast, and in the evening it's a cozy place to stay with a glass of wine.

 

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 CAFE KULTURA 

105, praspiekt Niezaležnasci
Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Conceptual tiny coffee shop with a gallery made by photographer and researcher Alexei Shinkarenko. You can always have excellent coffee and take part in one of the art projects. A wonderful example of how business can interact with art.

 

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 SURF COFFEE 

19, vulica Kirava
Mon-Sun 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Unlike most coffee shops, this place is not really suitable for a business meeting, but it is better-you can't be serious all the time. Dropping in Surf Cafe, you can briefly experience the atmosphere of a beach bar with surfboards all around, wooden Interior, and a cozy green terrace. Have a coffee, milkshake or homemade lemonade and jump right on ramp or a wide window sill.

 

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 WAKE UP COFFEE 

5, vulica Viery Charužaj
Mon-Sun 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Simple cozy coffee shop opposite the Kamarouka market. Come here to chill a bit after noisy marketplace. Here is not only the quality of coffee is watched closely, but also the way it is served. Milk drinks here may be taken for a cool masterpiece of latte art. By the way, vegans will have their cappuccino served with soy or almond milk.

 

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 MESTO 

43, praspiekt Niezaležnasci
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. S
at-Sun 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Mesto is a third wave coffee house – only specialty freshly roasted coffee is served here. Chef-barista and coffee roaster of Mesto is Eugene Pinchukov, double champion of Belarus in his business.

 

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 KAVKA 

74, praspiekt Niezaležnasci
Mon-Sun 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Birdy café touts in for aromatic coffee, original uzvars (a drink prepared from various dried fruits and sometimes berries sweetened with honey or sugar) and ice-cream before taking a stroll in the Botanical Garden. It's not enough space in here, but if you're lucky-you can sit with a drink playing a tabletop game.

 

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 FACES COFFEE & COCKTAILS 

94, praspiekt Niezaležnasci
Mon-Sun 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Here you can enjoy breakfast soft omelet or toast with egg and avocado, and in the evening you may have a glass of wine at a stand-up party or a DJ-set. Large selection of coffee drinks is available on the menu.

 

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 BUFFET 

46, vulica Surhanava
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Coffee&books cafe is situated in the bookshop building of the 70's. You can find a place by the window and work, or recline at ease with a book on the comfortable couch on the second floor. Don't forget to ask for a coffee permanent ticket.

 

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 STORIES 

14, vulica Internacyjanalnaja
Mon-Fr 8.30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Stories Coffee Shop is located in quiet city center. Sit by the window to feel a true Parisian vibe. In addition to good quality coffee, perhaps the best croissants in the city are served: with chocolate, blueberry, lemon and other delicious fillings. You can get granola or a rich sandwich in the morning or a decent glass of wine in the evening. All this is accompanied by soft vinyl music.

 

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 DREVA 

16, vulica Kastryčnickaja
Mon-Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

A brand-new spot on the coolest street in Minsk. Besides freshly roasted coffee, they offer juices, unfiltered live beer and beer mixes and are going to cook sandwiches and salads. And for about € 5, coffee will be served in a handmade cup, which you surely can take home afterwards.

 

 

 

 CI-KAVA 

20,vukica Rakaŭskaja
Mon-Sun 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Relatively young coffee house in the center, close to Niamiha metro station. Coffee here is provided by Kitchen Coffee Roasters, one of the best roastery in MInsk. In the menu you will find also original desserts, sandwiches, croissants and even porridge for breakfast.

 

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 WHY KNOT? 

21, vulica Vaładarskaha
Mon-Sun 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

A light coffee house on a cozy street in the city center near the railway station. It’s opened by the owners of the Knot coffee, one of the best roasting projects in Minsk. Therefore, coffee here is excellent, no doubt. You can also order a dessert, sandwich or a croissant with a stuffing together with a cup of a favorite drink. Or drop by here for breakfast: in the morning they are cooking delicious porridges. The interior is simple but stylish, with great attention to detail.

 

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 1801 

95, praspiekt Niezaležnasci
Mon-Sun 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

This coffee house is a cooperation of the watch factory Luch and local coffee roasters. Tthere are drinks from coffee blends or monosorts or Kopi Luwak for true coffee lovers. Another nice detail: the desserts in the coffee house are handmade, and they are very delicious.

 

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 SEADOG&FRIENDS 

1, vulica Załataja Horka
Mon-Sun 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

A tiny coffee shop by Seadog Coffee Roasters: 4 tables, white walls and pictures of seals. Get a shu dessert or banana bread to your cup of coffee. By the way, the place is dog-friendly.

 

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 Bonus:  the best Minsk coffee-roasters

 

 KITCHEN COFFEE ROASTERS 

Oktyabrskaya str., 16A
Wed-Sat 12:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

The very same guys who feel that coffee should not be dark and bitter. If you decide to discover new tastes – do it with them. Order your coffee for home delivery or follow news of roasters on Facebook to get to the tasting.

 

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 SEADOG COFFEE ROASTERS 

Roasters here work with the highest quality Arabica varieties so that to unleash the full complexity of coffee taste and aroma. To learn more about cuppings and master-classes, subscribe to their page. 

 

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 KNOT COFFEE 

The project works exclusively with small suppliers who not only purchase coffee berries from farmers, but also invest in new technologies of cultivation and processing of coffee. The team is headed by Vitaly Fil'manovich, the author and co-founder of the Minsk specialty-coffee shops Manufactura and Utopia 60. You may try their coffee in Why Knot coffee house.

 

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Translated by Vlad Sivakov. Photos taken from the places' official pages

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Comments (1)

Sebastian
Sebastian | 19.10.2017 14:15

Hello there!

Thanks a lot for that interesting article on coffee in Minsk! I have been to some of those places in summer. On my own blog, I published an article on Minsk yesterday, including some coffee bars in Minsk. I integrated this article into my blog post and I hope that you are fine with that. If not, please let me know.

You can have a look on the article via http://www.japsolutontour.de/en/sightseeing-in-minsk-belarus/

Thanks a lot and keep up the great work!
Sebastian

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