12 Uniquely Designed Restaurants and Cafes in Tbilisi, Georgia

12 Uniquely Designed Restaurants and Cafes in Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi has a tremendous amount to offer the foodie and cafe goer. Beautiful restaurants and inspiring cafes litter the creative city known for its diverse architecture and flavourful Georgian cuisine. We list 12 restaurants and cafes in Tbilisi that stand out for their eclectic design and unique atmosphere.

Planning a trip to Georgia? Make sure to also check out our list of 16 fun things to do in Tbilisi and our 1 Week Georgia Itinerary.

12 Uniquely Designed Tbilisi Cafes and Restaurants

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1. Fabrika

Fabrika Tbilisi

The second we walked into the doors of Fabrika we were inspired by the decor and all the groovy people hanging out. Fabrika is a former Soviet sewing factory turned creative hub, with restaurants, fashion boutiques, artist studios and a hostel.

Fabrika Tbilisi

We loved the cafe in the main building and hung out in comfy chairs and hammocks with watermelon cocktails in hand. It’s a great space to work on your laptop and the food service is excellent and healthy. We enjoyed the grilled chicken with a beet and goat cheese salad.

Don't miss the spacious courtyard at the back, where you'll find a mix of restaurants, bars, and artisan shops. This vibrant area comes alive when the weather is warm, especially in the evenings.

Fabrika is also a great place to choose for accommodation. Its shared rooms and private suites are stylish with an industrial design and its communal spaces offer a great atmosphere to meet people. See rates.

2. Cafe Linville

Cafe Linville has to be the most eclectic looking of all the art cafes in Tbilisi. A whole melange of wallpaper patterns, old furniture and funky lamps make the second floor cafe the most cozy spot in Tbilisi. It's the perfect place to slip away from the crowds in one of the many dining rooms. Just make sure not to fall down the slanted steps on your way out!

3. Stamba Cafe

Stamba Cafe Tbilisi
Stamba Cafe is located within a former Soviet newspaper factory that is also home to Stamba Hotel and ROOMS Hotel.

Stamba Cafe's brutalist architecture combined with its glamorous decor is a sight to see in itself. Sit in the relaxing courtyard or in the stunning dining room to enjoy brunch.

Stamba Cafe is the perfect starting point for a shopping day down Tamar Chovelidze Street where many Georgian fashion designers have boutiques. Make sure to walk up the stairs of the complex to Chaos Concept Store, which carries edgy designer brands and vintage pieces.

4. Lolita

Lolita Tbilisi

Lolita is a trendy restaurant in Tbilisi with an open-kitchen concept and large courtyard. It has a fun and lively atmosphere that is great for afternoon drinks.

We enjoyed hanging out at the communal picnic tables in the Gothic building sipping strong ice coffees and melon mule cocktails. The cocktail menu was diverse and full of fresh ingredients.

If you want to switch it up from Georgian food, this is a great place to order international favourites like pizza.

5. Art-Cafe Home [temporarily closed]

Once we entered Art-Cafe Home it felt like we walked inside an artist’s mind. The creativity of this place blew us away. Art-Cafe Home is a multi-level creative space, bar and nightclub. You’ll be astonished by the eclectic decor in every room you enter. Up top you’ll find a large rooftop patio and a terrace with comfy couches. We arrived at 5pm before it got busy and listened to funky 70s R&B/soul tunes.

On our next visit, we decided to arrive later in the evening. We enjoyed listening to house music while drinking cocktails and snacking on a late night spaghetti bolognese and chicken caesar salad.

Note: Art Home Cafe is temporarily closed. Check their Facebook page for updates.

6. Alubali

Alubali has a minimalist design and is known for its fresh Megrelian dishes. You eat in a greenhouse-like setting with large skylights and foliage and flowers around you.

We ordered the eggplant stuffed with garlic, herbs and walnuts, and slightly baked Sulguni cheese with bread and heirloom tomatoes. More Georgian wine followed - it was fantastic!

Cafe Gallery Tbilisi

Cafe Gallery is an art cafe by day and nightclub by night. During the daytime, the cafe is quiet. The staff are friendly and will help you discover the music they play.

At night, the party starts and the main room turns into an intimate dance floor with DJs. Check Resident Advisor for their events and expect to pay cover.

8. Salobie Bia

Descend the stairs from Rustaveli Theatre to find Salobie Bia, a sophisticated and inviting space adorned with eclectic artwork. Renowned for its lobio (bean stew) and a variety of other delicious Georgian classics, Salobie Bia won't disappoint. Their Megrelian khachapuri, pizza-shaped bread stuffed and topped with melted cheese, was so satisfying.

9. Ciskari

Ciskari Cafe at Turtle Lake, Tbilisi

Ciskari is a hidden gem located on the west side of Turtle Lake. If you are making the trip to Turtle Lake (highly recommended), make sure to skip all the main cafes and restaurants at the entrance and head straight to this lovely spot.

Sitting inside the greenhouse or outdoor patio is the perfect way to take in the nature and clean air. In the summertime, Ciskari hosts outdoor dance parties, so ask around or call to see if anything is going on that week.

10. Shavi Lomi

As we walked down a quiet backstreet to find the Georgian fusion restaurant, Shavi Lomi, we thought Google Maps must have led us astray. We ended up in front of a large graffiti-laden steel door. We opened it thinking we must be in the wrong place, but to our surprise, we were greeted by a large courtyard filled with greenery and dining tables. We were lucky to grab the last spot without a reservation.

There were lots of options on the menu and a good list of Georgian wines. We started with a variety of vegetable spreads including walnuts, garlic, chickpeas and herbs called Gobi - you'll have to ask your server for this as it's not on the menu.

Next, we ordered mouthwatering pork and veal shashlik, which is skewered charcoal-roasted meat. It paired perfectly with a glass of Georgian Kisi amber wine.

If you love wine, check out our list of 9 unique things to do in the romantic city of Signagi, located in the Kakheti wine region.

11. Cafe Littera

Dine at Cafe Littera for modern-Georgian fusion dishes in a captivating atmosphere. If the weather permits, enjoy your meal in the charming outdoor garden located at the back of the Writers' House of Georgia, an art nouveau mansion built between 1903 and 1905.

During our November visit, we sat inside and were entranced by the moody lighting, stylish red and black decor, art nouveau elements and ambient glow from the large candlesticks. The Turkish mid-tempo electronic music seamlessly complemented the overall atmosphere.

12. Space One at Left Bank

Space Two at Left Bank Tbilisi

Hang out at Space One, an alternative social space nestled in a former bread factory. This newer addition to Left Bank features a cafe, bar and shop, selling records and books. Space Two is home to Left Bank's techno club.

Take a seat at one of the tables and soak in the industrial atmosphere with art-world touches. High ceilings and a curved brick column mark the space, giving a sense of openness. Check their Instagram to see what events are on.

We hope you enjoyed these 12 Tbilisi cafes and restaurants. Tbilisi is a city with so much creativity and culture that it's sure to keep you exploring for many days.

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