Senoji Trobele

 

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Senoji Trobele, a restaurant known for its authentic Lithuanian cuisine, serves traditional Lithuanian favorites such as cold borscht, potato pancakes, and Cepelinai. The rustic decor and furniture paired with the staff’s folk outfits created an authentic atmosphere. There is also a lovely patio and the staff was friendly.

I had a borscht soup followed by a chicken breast stuffed with cheese and apple pie.

The borscht soup had a hint of smoky flavor with a touch of tang. It was a comforting soup with well-balanced flavors. The chicken breast was juicy and tender, but in my opinion, the taste was a little muted. The Lithuanian apple pie is more like a cake. The texture was soft and spongy and not too sweet, which paired nicely with the ice cream.

 

Borscht soup €5

Chicken breast stuffed with cheese and broccoli served with steamed asparagus, potatoes, and white wine sauce €12

Apple pie €5

Senoji Trobele

Website: https://senojitrobele.lt/en/

Opening hours: 

Monday to Friday    11:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday  12:00 p.m. – 23:00 p.m.

Telephone: +370 609 99002

Address: Naugarduko g. 36, Vilnius

Samurai ramen

Samurai ramen serves pork and fish broth ramen as well as Tokyo style ramen (ramen served in chicken broth). They also offer sushi, and a variety of stir fry noodles. All the noodles are handmade.

One interesting thing that caught my attention on the menu was the hot sushi. I have not heard of hot sushi until I came here. It is basically deep-fried sushi. To indulge my curiosity, I got the rabbit crunch, which consists of crabsticks, cucumber, and Philadelphia cream cheese. Deep frying the sushi, in my opinion, did not alter the taste too much. It adds warmth to the dish, and the crunchy crust gives it extra texture. I absolutely loved it! It should be available everywhere – who does not enjoy deep-fried food!

For the ramen, I ordered the red samurai ramen, which is noodles in a spicy pork broth topped with egg, baby corn, pork slices, asparagus, and scallions. The bright red color of the broth gives the impression that the soup is quite spicy, but on the contrary. The heat level was mild. The ramen broth was flavorful and heartwarming.

 

Red samurai ramen € 8.90

Rabbit crunch € 3.49

 

Samurai Ramen

Website: https://samurairamen.lt/

Opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday 11:30 a.m – 21:00 p.m

Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.

Telephone: +370 630 73822

Address: H. Manto g. 1, Klaipėda 92127, Lithuania

10 tiltų cafe

10 tiltų cafe is located in the heart of the Old Town. It is a cozy, spacious, and stylish cafe with artistic decor. There is no menu per se, you order from what you see on the menu board and display case.  It is just drinks, cakes, and sandwiches.

The coffee and cake were excellent. It’s a lovely place to chill and hang out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 tiltų cafe

Website: https://www.facebook.com/10tiltukavine/

Opening hours: 

Telephone: +370 698 80216

Address: Turgaus g. 19 Klaipeda, Lithuania 91249

Višta puode

“Vista puode” means chicken in the pot.”  The owner of the restaurant serves food that he enjoyed during his childhood days. The restaurant is separated into three areas but connected by one kitchen. Svetainė (the living room) serves breakfast, Traktierius (the tavern) serves lunch and snacks, and Restoranas (the restaurant) is a space dedicated for special occasions and dinners.

I dined in the living room as the tavern was full during lunch. The place had an inviting, bright, and rustic interior with interesting decorations.

The table mat has the history of the name of the restaurant and some local food, so you can have a read while waiting for the food.

I had just arrived in Kaunas, and it was quite a cold day. The soup was perfect, it tasted like grandmother’s homemade chicken soup. The chicken cutlet was tender and juicy, and the potato puree was very flavorful.

Other than the slow service, the food was delicious. This is a restaurant worth checking out if you are in the area.

Lemonade €2.90

Slow-cooked chicken broth €2.50

Chicken cutlet with soft cheese served with potato puree €6. 40

 

Višta puode

Website: https://xn--vitapuode-m3b.lt/

Opening hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.

Telephone: +370 693 63777

Address: S. Daukanto g. 23, Kaunas

 

Italala Caffè

Italala Caffè is located in the heart of Old Town. It is a cozy and contemporary cafe serving good quality coffee, pastries, and desserts. The bright pastel colors add cheer to the atmosphere. There are also swing seats by the window which is ideal for people watching or enjoying the view outside.

 

 

 

 

Italala Caffè

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ItalalaCaffe/

Opening hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m.

Friday  7:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m.

Telephone: +370 610 34408

Address: Vokiečių g. 1, Vilnius

Ramen at Kamakura

 

If you are in Kaunas and have a craving for an authentic bowl of ramen, then this eatery is an excellent place to visit. Kamakura’s owner and chef – Matt Sasaki, is Japanese. Kamakura menu offers a variety of ramen, curry rice, sushi, and other popular Japanese dishes, all for a reasonable price. The decor of the restaurant is simple, decorated with a few Japanese elements.

I ordered the miso ramen. The chicken broth was delicious! I have been to Japan a few times, and the flavor of the ramen is pretty close to what you get there.

Miso ramen € 5

Kamakura

Website: http://www.kamakura.lt/index.php

Telephone: +370 630 43325

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 20:00 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 20:00 p.m.

Address: Maironio g. 24, Kaunas

 

Džiaugsmas

As one of the 30 best restaurants in Lithuania, Džiaugsmas serves contemporary Lithuanian cuisine. There is a history to this building. The building was once occupied by a famous Russian poet and Nobel Prize winner – Joseph Brodsky. The plaque in memory of Joseph is visible on the front of the building. There is a tiny sign next to the entrance. Unless you’re standing the front of the restaurant, you won’t be able to see it. I could not tell from the facade of the building that it was a restaurant. It was like walking into someone’s home.

The restaurants have three floors with rooms for private dining. The interior is decorated with dark accent walls and furnishing.

The food was served in rustic porcelain dinnerware.

I was first served their homemade rye bread with lard with sunflower seeds and butter with salt.

For the main course, I had the chicken schnitzel, which had a Nordic twist to it. The chicken had a lovely golden-brown super-crisp crust. The chicken was juicy and tender and packed with flavor. The fermented currants pop in your mouth with acidic and sweet juices. The chimichurri topping was mild, earthy, herby with a hint of lemony taste, and the horseradish sauce was light, fluffy, sweet, creamy, and smooth. All of these flavors combined made this dish amazingly delectable. One of the best schnitzels I’ve had in terms of flavor and texture.

The salad was fresh with a vinaigrette dressing. The baby potatoes were waxy and smooth in texture with a subtle sweet flavor. The sauce for the potatoes was a rich umami broth, absolutely delicious!

I asked the waiter for a recommendation for the dessert. He suggested the angel wings, which is a nostalgic dessert for him, as it brings him back to his childhood. The restaurant’s innovative version of the angel wings was beautifully plated. The red from the strawberry powder gave the dish a visual pop. The angel wings were delicately crispy. The ice cream and egg cream were light and velvety. There is a good balance of sweetness and acidity.

I enjoyed my dining experience at Džiaugsmas.

 

Džiaugsmas water € 3.50 

Schnitzel, herb butter sauce, fermented currants, potatoes, fresh salad, horseradish cream € 15

Angel wings, tonka beans ice cream, strawberries, caramel, egg cream € 6

 

Džiaugsmas

Website: http://www.dziaugsmas.com/https://www.facebook.com/dziaugsmas.restoranas/

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 17:00 pm. – 23:00 p.m.

Telephone: +37063111153

Address:  Vilniaus g. 28, LT-01402, Vilnius

Huracán coffee

 

 

Huracán coffee is a popular cafe chain in Lithuania. There are several branches in Vilnius, which you can find on their webpage. I visited the Pirkliai branch, situated across from Lukiškės Square along Gedimino avenue. The cafe is bright and welcoming with industrial-style furnishing.

I got myself a black forest cake and an iced latte. The cake tasted nothing like a black forest cake, it was dry and a little on the sweet side. The coffee was a letdown. It tasted watered down.

Although the food and coffee was a disappointment. This cafe has a lovely atmosphere, a great place to study or hang out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huracán coffee Pirkliai

Website: https://www.huracan.lt/

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 20:00 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 20:00 p.m.

Telephone: +370 659 36132

Address: Gedimino pr. 35, Vilnius 01108, Lithuania

 

BREW specialty coffee

BREW is a local specialty coffee bar offering a variety of freshly roasted beans for espressos and filtered coffees. The menu also offers fresh juices, smoothies, and sandwiches. There is outdoor seating in warmer months.

I visited BREW for breakfast. I ordered a Cappuccino and a warm chicken sandwich. I really enjoyed the coffee – it was strong and full-bodied.  The chicken sandwich was good.

This is one of my favorite places for coffee in Vilnius.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREW

Website: https://www.facebook.com/brew.specialty.coffee.lt

Telephone: +370 671 83248

Opening hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m  – 21:00 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 21:00 p.m.

Address: Pylimo G. 19. Vilnius

Doughnuts for all at Holy Donut

Holy donut is one of the best places to get doughnuts in Lithuania. They have one in Vilnius and two in Kaunas.

Holy donut also offers a breakfast menu and are also known for their over-the-top milkshakes (freakshakes). Vegan options are available, such as vegan donuts and bagels.

 

Holy donut

Websitehttp://www.holydonut.lt

Address: Vokiečių 9, Vilnius

 

Address: Vilniaus gatvė 37, Kaunas 44289, Lithuania

 

Address: Vytauto pr. 24, Kaunas