POP is a selection of trendy and accessible restaurants, bars and bistros created to enjoy, where experience and concept occupy a central place. POP restaurants do not get toques but are popular and visited establishments.
As Tbilisi is quite a trendy city, there are numerous of conceptual restaurants to enjoy. Here are our top 5 POP category restaurants:
Kakhelebi (translated as “people from Kakheti”) is a simple concept, a public restaurant that will host you as a true Kakhetian would. Kakheti is a region in Georgia known worldwide as a cradle of wine making. The restaurant with two branches in Tbilisi offers Georgian national cuisine inspired by Kakhetian traditional cooking style, made from organic and healthy products. Here, it’s all about simplicity and quality, everything is fresh and healthy.
We suggest the kebab, of the kind they eat in any village in Kakheti,
when on an autumn
evening a housewife roasts meat and serves it with delicious Saperavi and newly baked bread, which is baked at the restaurant’s own bakery using Georgian flour without yeast.
Address: 2 Kakheti Highway, Lilo Settlement
+995 32 294 33 00
The bakery chain “Paul” dates back to 1889 and today continues a long tradition
of preparing 43 different kinds of rustic and fancy breads, plus a vast
selection of viennoiseries, pastries and seasonal sandwiches. There are also
light French style snacks, with sweet and savoury tarts, a variety of crepes,
simple dishes and mixed salads available at the restaurant.
Paul is based in 45 countries with more than 500 bakery/pastry shops, including two in Tbilisi, offering a distinctive French style of refined living available to consumers over the world. Four million customers go through the doors of PAUL shops each month.
Address: 26 I. Abashidze Str. Tbilisi
+995 32 219 77 99
Tiffany Bar and Rooftop Terrace offer chic, stylish look and feel. Take your friends and family along to this wonderful
place for a catchup, or take a loved one for a romantic meal in the beautiful
interior with beautiful opulent
pieces of furniture and creative
cocktails. The menu is made up of Georgian and mostly European dishes, created
by Tiffany’s culinary team with delicious gastronomic initiatives and
improvisations. Their desserts also
need to be highlighted, and an extensive wine list! The seafood at Tiffany is a must-try!
For interesting meetings and celebrations, Tiffany Terrace comes highly recommended as a place to see and be seen as you enjoy the panoramic and truly breathtaking views over Mtatsminda and Old Tbilisi. Designed to offer all the comforts, this beautiful restaurant and lounge is the perfect place to take a break and relax.
Address: Mari Brose Turn, Tbilisi
+995 32 224 22 44
Located in Stamba Hotel, Cafe Stamba is a tangible celebration of
Georgia's culinary heritage, the cafe offers an avant-garde take on the
country's classic dishes and flavors alongside with modern international
cuisine. Bright, tall windows from the warehouse
are incorporated to flood the seating area with light, even allowing the buzzing tourists on the street to catch a glimpse of the happenings inside. The gigantic hall, in which the cafe operates, is divided into three sections: two smaller ones to grab a drink at and the biggest area reserved for the delicious fusion cuisine this place is fast becoming famous for.
Only the finest ingredients are to be found behind the counter, fully ensuring the customers excellent evaluation of the open kitchen.
The staff is comparably more engaged than in other dining venues and the menu offers a great variety of tasty dishes, encapsulating the entire beauty of Georgian spices and aromas. Choices range from mushroom soups to inviting new creations of khachapuri.
Address: 14 M. Kostava Str. Tbilisi
+995 32 202 11 99
This charming café in the heart of Old Tbilisi is often referred to as a
haven for vegetarians. The menu features a wide range of authentic Georgian
vegetarian dishes as well as a choice of fish and vegan desserts.
The beautiful interior is preserved from Soviet times, when it was a Middle-Eastern sweet shop, loved and well-remembered by many locals.
Address: 18 Shavteli Str. Tbilisi
+995 593 281 085