Virmenka is an iconic coffee house, which has existed since 1979. In 2016 it was chosen as "The best Lviv Coffee house" within the framework of the XthLviv Coffee Festival.
Insummer2016, Virmenka was renovated. However, thefollowingthingswereleft unchanged: theauthentic brickwork, floor, and such elements as a piece of a stone portal of the ХVI-XVII centuries etc.Thereappearedoldphotographs where one could find Kuzia, a member of Braty Hadiukiny rockbandand otherstanding customers of old Virmenka as well as book shelves.Somebooksmaybereadsitting over coffee. Some of them may be even bought. ThebooksareaboutLviv, Virmenka, Love, Coffee... Virmenkapracticesakindofbook crossing. It means that you may bring your book and change it to another.
One more tradition, which still exists in Virmenka is the hanging coffee. Thecoffeehouseusedtohaveanunwrittenrule: tohangcoffeetofriends, in other words, to buy coffee and tell the barman to treat this or that person to it if he or she comes. Nowforthispurpose,thereisaboardtowritedownso-calledpersonalized coffee. It means that there is indicated on the board for whom exactly the handing coffee is as well as free coffee for somebody.
Coffee is still traditionally brewed in Oriental style, using the innovative technologies. Coffee tastes much better now. In the same way as before, the guests participate in making coffee inTurkish coffee brewing pot, which seems to be dancing, wrapping itself up in sand.
YoumayalsotryLvivCheeseCakeandhomemadeall-natural liqueurs, as well as famous Virmenkacoffee, tiramisu, and chocolate liqueurs.
Historically, Virmenka has always been and will remain Virmenka no matter what happens outside. It will remain forever the embodiment of Lviv chronicle.
See you soon over a cup of coffee!
Lviv, Virmenska Str., 19
9:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.