Biskvit’s ideal location in Almaty’s golden square only adds to its popularity, and the nice cars parked outside are a sign of its chic, style-conscious clientele. Opt for a window booth and admire the tree-lined street outside as you wait for your order. The menu comes in the form of a small journal, filled with photographs, paintings and writings. Despite being in Russian, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to decipher the dishes; from omelettes to burgers, coffees to wine, pancakes to tarts, the menu is all-encompassing. The space itself is inspired by a traditional French café, and although a little try-hard, the atmosphere it creates is spot-on. Both indoors and out on the huge street terrace, the cool crowd really brings this beautiful bistro to life.