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“Maybe the best chocolate in Lviv ?”
Review of Fresca

Fresca
Ranked #11 of 16 Dessert in Lviv
Cuisines: Ukrainian
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Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

One of the really good coffee places in lviv. Many have popped up with the boom in tourism, but not all at the highest standard. The interior is a romantic, comfortable antique look. Service seems efficient and friendly. The coffee excellent. Another pleasant surprise, they have a line of home made chocolates that attempt to reproduce the classic brands from the former USSR made famous in the 1960s. You can taste that ingredients are natural and the quality is better than the originals. I tried "metorit" and "birds milk". Not too sweet and very chocolaty...

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I've visited this place several times. If you are from western Europe, the coffee is a little different, and is presented differently. For example, cappuccino with a straw. Coffee 'Lviv style' is interesting, if something of an acquired taste. The quality is good, however.The strong point for me so far (I'm here for a while) are the cakes and in particular the strudel, available in apple, cherry or blueberry varieties. the service is polite, helpful and friendly and English is spoken. The location is good, just off the main square. Smoking is a problem on the terrace if you are a non smoker like myself, but this is true all over Lviv.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

A few step from Lviv Market Square there is a relatively small cafe with traditional pies ("platsek") and good coffee. Locals say there is the best coffee in Lviv, however you can also enjoy tea and chocolate. Fresca dessert is definitely the best.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Fresca is one of my favorite coffee stops in L'viv -- and there is a lot of competition! The décor is partly restored to reflect the original fresco of the small premises (that used to be a stylish brothel). The historic (partially restored) fresco in the entryway is something to stop and see whether you enter the coffee shop or not. Inside you'll find a charming coffee shop with a warm, low-lit atmosphere. The menu has many varieties of coffee drinks, hot chocolate, tea, alcohol, etc. The highlight of the menu is the genuine, handmade chocolate -- prepared on the premises. As far as I know they use the original recipe of the "Svitoch" chocolate company in L'viv that has changed its recipe since being bought by Nestlé. Looking for a great gift from L'viv? Don't bother with the other supposedly L'vivan chocolate shops. This one has the real thing -- great, fresh, handmade chocolate! A small box will set you back $10, but is well worth it for those people who love gourmet chocolate.

A great place to hang in winter or on the summer terrace. They now also have wifi. Enjoy!

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