Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Astana

Rafè
Babyccinos, cakes, Princess Diana's biography - this place takes Anglophile to a new level.
Rafè II
Fantastic food and drinks on offer at the sleek café-cum-restaurant.
Éclair
A great place to stop in the Left Bank for restorative afternoon tea and pastries.
Café Corso
Décor and clientele don't quite match at this chintzy little establishment with burly vodka slurpers propping up the bar. One for the brave.
Art Gallery
A huge complex, Art Gallery has something to fulfil all hedonistic nights.
Vanilla
Gaze over the vast atrium of the mall with a restorative coffee - ideal for spotting your next target.
Tea Dastarkhan Saryarka
The perfect spot for busy bargain-hunters, TDS offers a classy place to take a break, with stunningly good teas.
Sweets and Coffee
Exactly what it says on the tin (with a full menu at lunchtime).
Tea & Coffee Garden
Caffeine abounds in the vast selection of this little café chain, with dozens of varieties on offer.
Madlen
Coffee, juices and innovative drinks combine with a diverse food menu to keep visitors interested.
Pizza City
Don't take the exclusivity of this place's name too seriously; with steak, omlette and soup also on offer, Pizza Cirt is a great place for simple lunches.
Fish Market
This hands-on approach to dining sees customers shoaling from all over Astana.
Caramel Coffee
Glossy and chic, Caramel Coffee offers a lot more than just coffee, though it does that very well.
Coffee Nova
Increasingly popular Left Bank offering Coffee Nova is still quiet enough to get a table - don't miss the opportunity.
Favor Gastronom
Takeaway outlet of the popular restaurant, with all food prepared by the same chef, guaranteeing the excellent quality.
Books & Coffee
A community feel (bring your own slippers if fussy) and plenty of English books in this WiFi loaded café.
Barhat Bar
Leave the mall behind at this elegant restorative café, with it's well-heeled clientele.
Al Fresco
Catering to all tastes, Al Fresco offers great quality authentic dishes with a friendly and knowledgeable staff.
La Belle
La Belle has many faces, but is best known for its extensive drinks menu.
Insomnia
If you'd rather get down than get dressed, Insomnia is rough and ready for you, with no expense spared on the sound system or dancefloor.

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