Yerevan restaurants and cafes are wonderful places to spend your evening with friends or family. All the restaurants in Yerevan, as well as cafes, have something unique to offer! Cafes and restaurants make up a special part of the city’s image.
Yerevan restaurants and cafes are various in their styles, cuisine and services they offer. There are many places you can spend your time in Yerevan and good restaurants and cafes surely are among those places.
You might wonder: what is special about these places in Yerevan? The answer is that each of the following Yerevan restaurants or cafes has its unique style, as well as something personal for each guest.
Be sure that if you come to Armenia, you will be able to find one to your taste! So, check out our list of top cafes and restaurants in Yerevan to choose your favorite one!
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #1: Raffaello
Raffaello restaurant is located right inside the Best Western Congress Hotel in Yerevan. Here you can enjoy dishes from Italian, French and European cuisines, prepared by an Italian chief who is simply wonderful at what he does.
Raffaello restaurant has an open terrace in springs and summers where you can enjoy your meal and spend a nice time right next to the open air pool of the hotel. The place isn’t very crowded, and you can see very famous people here, such as ambassadors, ministers and other important people.
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #2: Beer Academy
The name of this café says it all. This is a place where people learn about beer. Beer Academy makes its own 4 types of beer. They also make the only organic beer in Armenia and its ingredients are brought from Germany.
German beer is taken as a gold standard here and you can really enjoy a glass of beer alone or with friends. Visiting this place, you will see it has a wide range of visitors, starting from students to ambassadors, lonely women to large groups of friends!
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #3: Cactus
Cactus was the first Mexican restaurant opened in Yerevan back in 2000. This restaurant quickly became a favorite one among the people, living in Yerevan, as well as those, visiting it. The atmosphere here is very friendly, fun and amusing.
The sound of Latino music will make you want to dance. They have a very special bar which is famous in Yerevan. The variety of unique cocktails that the cafe offers will surprise you. Visiting this place, you will be able to taste wonderful dishes of Mexican cuisine!
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #4: Cascade Chocolateria
This café is located near the Cascade complex in the center of Yerevan. As soon as you enter the café, you get the feeling of warmness and, actually, the smell of chocolate. The café interior is in brown and white colors which immediately resembles chocolate.
Cascade Chocolateria has a very interesting atmosphere: it takes you back in time to the 19th century and on the walls you can see pictures of people, working in chocolate plantations. Of course, the main “attraction” here is the chocolate which is imported from Belgium.
You can sit down and enjoy a cup of warm real chocolate or walk around and choose from different sizes and shapes of both dark and white chocolate. They also have an underground hall and a bar, designed for smokers.
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #5: Florence
Florence is a very luxurious complex, located in one of the most beautiful places of Yerevan, near the Hrazdan gorge. The complex has various banquet halls in different thematic interiors, a lounge and an open veranda.
The largest banquet hall can fit around 250-300 people, although the smaller ones are for 20-25 people. Their open, summer-time veranda is perhaps one of the most famous and beloved ones among young Armenians.
Every year, the Absolute White Party takes place right here. This is a very large party, organized by one of the alcohol importing companies and dedicated to Absolute vodka. The entrance is through invitations only and many people try hard to get an invitation.
So, next time you are in Armenia, try to get an invitation to this amazing open-air party which takes place midsummer.
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #6: Haldi.co Yerevan
Haldi.co is a boutique cafeteria, located in the downtown Yerevan. At first sight, it resembles a small Latino shop, where you can buy wonderful coffee. The interior is very friendly and is in retro style.
This place is also a shop, so, if you don’t have time to drink your coffee there, you can buy very good quality coffee and make your own coffee at home. The white and red colors combine, giving you the feeling of lightness and easiness.
No artificial manners or anything special are needed: you need to be yourself and enjoy yourself here. Everyone is welcomed to this small, but wonderful shop to enjoy a cup of amazing and refreshing quality coffee.
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #7: In Vino
In Vino is another boutique shop but this time it is wine shop. This place is definitely very famous among Armenians and guests of Armenia who love and appreciate a glass of good and quality wine.
The owners of the boutique not only sell wines from all over the world, but also make their own wine which you can find only here. They organize master-classes for those who are just mastering the art of enjoying wine. The small, but delicious appetizers that go with the wine are absolutely amazing here.
If you are a lover of spending good time around a glass of wine, then this is a place for you to be. We guarantee you will love it and wait for your next visit to come to this place again!
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #8: Michael’s
Michael’s is a café-restaurant, especially for the people who want to visit a nice restaurant with kids. This place is located inside Dalma Garden Mall which is a very famous venue in Yerevan, basically for everyone.
You can enjoy wonderful an delicious food of this restaurant, while your children play in the playground right next to it.
Also, something very special for children: they can enter the kitchen of the restaurant and make their own pizza with the chief! Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for a special day or occasion to do this since your child can make his/her own pizza on any visit there.
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #9: Calumet Ethnic Lounge Bar
Calumet is very famous among Armenian youth. Also, if you ask foreigners, who visit or live in Armenia, about Calumet, most probably they will know about it and may even have visited it.
This place is definitely special. The proof is that it is very crowded during weekends and you have to reserve a table beforehand in order to be able to get a seat there. But if sitting doesn’t really matter to you, then you are welcome to just walk in anytime you want: they are always glad to see you there!
Calumet organizes live concerts of Armenian folk bands, as well as guest singers and bands. The name of the lounge already says that everything is ethnic there: the interior, the pictures, the dishes and even the music. This is a place to check out if you are a lover of night life!
Yerevan Restaurants and Cafes #10: Kilikia (Cilicia)
Well, anyone who wants to go back in time, to the medieval Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, and have a dinner at the kings’ place, then you should come here! The interior is totally different from that of other Armenian traditional restaurants.
Everything is very luxurious and, basically, every part of interior contains wood. They also have real tents where you can rest and feel like a real general in the battlefield. One more surprise here is the second hall, called Small Cilicia which, in contrast to the main hall, is designed as an ancient merchant’s small and cozy house.
Visiting this place will not be a waste of time and you will enjoy yourself to the fullest!
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