As you know, Belarus is famous for its national cuisine. The most widespread are potato dishes (Draniki, Babka, Kolduny). It is not really difficult to find cafes and restaurants in Minsk where you can taste local food, feel the national atmosphere and unique Belarusian flavor.
However, in addition to restaurants with Belarusian cuisine, there is a large selection of restaurants with more exotic cuisine (Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Indian, Thai), European сuisine (French, Italian) and author’s cuisine. Also there are many restaurants where you can listen to live music , as well as located on a cozy terrace with panoramic views of the city.
The most crowded places in Minsk are Zybitskaya street, Оktyabrskaya street, K. Marksa street, Revolutsionnaya street. Dozens of bars and restaurants are located there. Any day of the week you can find quite a lot of people there, especially on weekends. There are plenty of bars, hookah and fashionable places where you can relax and have a great time. If you decide to spend your evening in a cozy place with a cup of aromatic coffee, there is a wide range of traditional coffee houses with a wide selection of home-made cakes and delicious desserts.