Coffee Guide: Vilnius
Vilnius already had me hooked, but then I discovered its small but impressive specialty coffee scene. Here are my favorite spots in Vilnius’ specialty coffee scene.
Crooked Nose & Coffee Stories
Šaltinių g. 20
You can smell the incredible aroma of roasting coffee beans down the street as you make your way towards this beautiful minimal space. Here, it’s really all about the beans. Look out for coffee cupping and other events.
A coffee shop with its own line of beans (which you can shop online!) and 9 (!) locations around Vilnius to date. I don’t really think it’s possible to go to Vilnius and not come across a Huracán. But as someone who tried to stay away from chains, I was pleasantly surprised with how “local” the Huracán I was at felt. The coffee was wonderful, they serve great tea too.
B. Radvilaitės g. 6B
Besides serving up a tasty Ethiopian single-origin, you can also get some really good muffins and pastries here. Plus you can enjoy it all in a pretty outdoor area. Unsurprisingly, I didn’t see many outdoor spaces in cafes and restaurants in Vilnius, but StrangeLove’s is a good enough reason to pay the cafe a visit - its pretty exposed brick walls and fairy lights and kind of all you need.
I popped by for a really quick visit and wished I spent more time there. This is a small, family run coffee shop as interesting as the neighborhood its in. It serves coffee from a local roaster, small sandwiches, pastries. It even has a downstairs area, complete with a proper fireplace.