Snooze your alarms after the New Year party as many times as you want. We’ve collected the best spots for your midday treat. Bon appétit!
Brunch, or as some might call it, late-late breakfast, takes its roots from England’s hunting breakfasts, which were multicourse midday meals meant to stuff the belly. Meanwhile, there are those convinced that Sex and the City the whole cultural phenomenon of brunch. Regardless, this New Year’s Day, or any Sunday for that matter, sleep as long as you want and indulge yourself with lively talks about the previous evening’s antics at one of these top venues.
On Sundays, Ronin welcomes guests for a special seafood brunch. It is more of a family-targeted brunch with a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes like noodles with mussels and clams, oysters, sushi Nikkei, and more than 20 other dishes to try. The brunch menu also includes unlimited wine and soft drinks. It comes to 799 UAH per adult and 399 UAH for kids aged 6 to 12. Reservations at Ronin are must, as the seafood brunch buffet area fills up fast.
⎯ Sunday 12.00 – 15.00 (brunch)
+380 68 713 1414
Très Branché introduced a new format for the locals’ favourite place. Now it is a brunch café a la mode or, in other words, the first French-style brunch café in the city. Whenever you are hungry, just pop in and enjoy toast, waffles, Burgundy snails, sip a glass of Kir Royal, or choose an auteur-style Bloody Mary. French-inspired brunches for two will surprise you with mini onion pie, vegetable ratatouille, avocado toast on rye bread, and potato a la maison. Très Branché is right next to the Golden Gates, so there’s no reason not to enjoy our marvellous Kyiv, great chats, and a savoury meal.
⎯ Every day 08.30 – 23.00 (brunch/late breakfast)
+380 97 266 3223
Lyubimy Dyadya, aka Favourite Uncle, is a place where cosiness and that hard-to-find home-feel meet delicious Middle Eastern recipes. No wonder brunch here consists of spicy shakshuka of two fried eggs served with tahini, grilled challah for you, and lazy varenyky with berry sauce for your friend. What could be better? If that doesn’t float your boat, there is the option of ordering the Big Lyubimy Breakfast for two with sparkling wine or orange juice included. This proposal is available from Monday to Sunday, and it’s yummy.
⎯ Weekdays 08.00 – 12.00 (late breakfast)
⎯ Weekends 09.00 – 14.00 (brunch/late breakfast)
+380 67 506 3198
GUILTY WINE BAR
Guilty Wine Bar prides itself on offering wines from Italy, France, Portugal, Germany, Argentina, and New Zealand. On Saturdays and Sundays, the bar hosts hangover brunches with the Babentsovy sisters, which is usually announced on their Facebook page. The venue comes up with a custom-curated menu each weekend – chocolate pancakes, waffles with sweet potato, eggs and prosciutto, cabbage pancakes with cheese and salmon, which is the ultimate antidote for those who partied hard the night before. Enjoy and try a glass of Tuscany red wine to wash it down.
⎯ Weekends 10.00 – 16.00 (brunch)
+380 66 869 4851
Good Girl is the perfect spot for those who crave a healthy, nutritious, sugar and lactose-free brunch. The goal is to celebrate dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients, which add up to a balanced but yummy palette for any taste. Good Girl’s brunch menu includes a range of smoothie bowls, gluten-free oat porridge, and mango salad, and on the weekend, the chef comes up with special treats for visitors.
⎯ Every day 09.00 – 16.30 (brunch/late breakfast)
+380 97 737 3838
Bigoli is a renowned spot for truly Italian cuisine in Kyiv. Serving traditional Italian breakfast food, it will melt your brunch heart. Crunchy focaccia with roasted salmon and a fried egg or tomatoes and a slightly spicy sauce. Which to choose? Maybe your heart goes the way of something more traditional in the way of pasta and a glass of wine? Be brave and pick any dish that catches your eye.
Klovskyi Uzviz 7a
⎯ Weekdays 08.00 – 11.00 (brunch/late breakfast)
⎯ Weekends 08.00 – 14.00 (brunch/late breakfast)
+380 44 499 1441