We were thrilled to discover that our favourite Left Bank café had opened a branch in the midst of the Right Bank, and luckily both are equally as delightful. The inventive hot drinks menu features banana, mint, raspberry and coconut-flavoured coffees (as well as divine hot chocolate that we’re still raving about) and cold drinks include fresh juices and cocktails. The food is also worth raving about, with a large, mainly Italian menu overseen by chef Antonio Bedini that includes authentic pizzas and pastas plus salad, meat and fish dishes. Antonio doesn’t disappoint in the dessert department, either, with real gelato on display in summer as well as panna-cotta, cheesecakes, meringues and cappuccino torte – impossible to resist! The café itself is a restful spot with a dark brown colour scheme complemented by blown-up shots of Milan on the walls and backlit images of greenery on the ceiling. We’re praying that Rafè will open in Almaty next.
- 16 Bukeikhan Street (Kenessary)
- +7 7172 391 500
- Opening Times
- Mon-Fri, 8am-midnight; Sat-Sun, 10am-midnight