Hg2 : The Hedonist

Sweets and Coffee

Located just next to the Diplomat Hotel, Sweets and Coffee is another conveniently-placed coffee shop in the heart of the Left Bank. It appears to be more of a bakery on entering, with a seemingly endless counter of breads and cakes thanks to a wall of mirrors, which works to great effect. A counter running along the front window is a good spot for scrutinising Astana’s architecture, the activity of choice in Astana, since the best people-watching can be done in shopping malls. If this is more than a quick stop, a cosy dining room round the back offers a bit more shelter from the outside world. In fact, despite its name, Sweets and Coffee proposes a full menu, probably best enjoyed at lunchtime, with soups, salads and sandwiches (including a wasabi sandwich) on offer. But it does stay true to its name with a menu exclusively for sweets and one exclusively for coffee.

29 D. Konayev Street (next door to Diplomat Hotel)
+7 7172 540 500
Opening Times
daily, 8am-11pm
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