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A brick exterior with an awning that says "Shokolad."



Ukrainian Village

$$$$Perfect For:BreakfastLunchCoffee & A Light BitePastries

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The first thing you’ll notice at this Ukrainian Village cafe is their stocked pastry case—that is, as long as you get there before they sell out in the late afternoons. Located right by the entrance, it’s got drunken cherry cake, hazelnut cookies, macarons, and flaky Napoleon with apricot, all of which are perfect companions for sipping coffee and reading a book. There's also some good non-sweet stuff, like varenyky stuffed with mushroom, potato, and tarragon. And if you need to combat 12-degree weather, siphon some warmth from their pechenya, a chunky beef stew that comes in a hot clay bowl with a side of fluffy rolls that they bake themselves.

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