Kiwi Vegan Cafe

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No. 6, Ivane Machabeli St, Tbilisi, Georgia

Vegan community cafe, est. July 2015, to promote vegan food and living for reasons of animal rights, environmental issues or health. Also provides a free social meeting space where individuals or organizations who are working on societal issues can arrange events, educational programs, workshops, etc. Non-purchasing guests also welcome. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Western

23 Reviews

First Review by Sarah Q

Loved the cheeseburger! - Edit

Nice food, great drinks. Burger, Curry w Rice and Falafel is great. Try the smoothie and herbal tea.

Pros: Price, Freshness, Big Portion

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Really good food. All Vegan and fresh - Edit

The cafe is in a very good location, a two min walk to freedom sq. Really tasty food and the prices are really good. I had a couple of meals with a drink which cost me about obly 7 USD ! Nice atmosphere and friendly people. I really liked the place

Pros: Good menu, Low prices, Good tea and smoothies

Cons: I wish they had pizza :)

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A downtown gem - Edit

Kiwi Café Tbilisi: the one and only non-profit LGBT-friendly anti-racist anti-sexist anti-speciesist anti-ageist vegan cafe in Tbilisi (and the whole country of Georgia), anno 2015. I first heard of it when the café, back then located at Verckhli street 41, got attacked by 'sausage-wielding nationalists', local far-right extremists, in may 2016. Fast-forward to today, they occupy a nice big space at Ivane Machabeli street 6. Being non-profit, their prices and staff are minimal, but max. friendly and welcoming. Also the size: I disagree with anyone saying their dishes are tiny. I had a lentil soup and simple hummus with veggies and I was well satisfied for just a few €. Falafel wrap is the most famous item on their menu, while buckwheat with tofu might be the most exciting dish for tourists from the west. Fresh homemade mint lemonade is always a good idea, but if you have been in the country for days and craving a soy latte, this is your dream come true! Pretty little baklavas with green pistachio sprinkles will satisfy your sweet tooth, while you take a look at their walls or peek in the brochures and books on their shelf.

Pros: All-vegan, animal, bike & LGBT-friendly , Good location in the city centre, Spacious place and friendly staff

Cons: Western cuisine with no local recipes

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Friendly staff, very low prices. The most delicious Vegan chees burger, hummus, Mexican potato, falafel wrap, tofu sandwich. Drinks: wine, argo and healthy cocktails. It is really recommended for vegans, vegetarian and healthy nutritionists. - Edit

Friendly staff, very low prices. The most delicious Vegan chees burger, hummus, Mexican potato, falafel wrap, tofu sandwich. Drinks: wine, argo and healthy cocktails. It is really recommended for vegans, vegetarian and healthy nutritionists.

Pros: Friendly staff, very low prices. The most deliciou

Cons: chip

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cheap. good - Edit

All vegan: they offer pasta, sandwiches, burgers, fries, potatoes, beer and different teas etc. Small portions. All in all it's a good place to show veganism in Georgia

Cons: Small portions

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Delicious food, cheap prices - Edit

I am not vegetarian but I liked their food very much. Fresh and delicious and I paid about 6 dollars for two meals and a drink !

Pros: Fresh food, Ggood prices

Cons: No live music

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Lovely Cafe - Edit

Loved the cafe. Tofu sandwich and cheeseburger were great. Really tasty and fresh smoothies and lemonades.

Everything is VEGAN and every thing is really cheap. I went there twice and ate a lot :D

Totally recommend the place :-)

Pros: Fresh and tasty food, Very good prices, Casual and friendly atmosphere

Cons: Not EZ to find,need more people to know about hem

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The best vegan in Tbilisi - Edit

Kiwi vegan is AMAZING - we went there nearly every day in our 2 week stay in Tbilisi. The food is fresh and unbelievably cheap. Try the cheeseburger! They do nice smoothies and coffee.

Pros: Excellent cheap food.

Cons: The restaurant is very unassuming, not much effort

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Good Food, Cheap, Easily Accessible - Edit

Centrally located place on Freedom Square (so also accessible by Metro). Food is good and tasty, served freshly made. Service can be lackadaisical and distracted at times but friendly nonetheless. I tried Sicilian Pasta, Mexican Potatoes, Falafel, and Burger. Falafel was OK but rest everything was good. They need to localize the menu and add local dishes as well as desserts. Go and try their food - you will love it!

Pros: Centrally Located, Vegan, Cheap and Tasty Food

Cons: None

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:) - Edit

Very nice and friendly :)

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I love this place - Edit

I stayed in Tbilisi a few days and I've been to that cafe almost everyday. The food is great, it's very affordable and the staff is very friendly. There is a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Maybe they could include a few more Georgian dishes into their menu.

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Lovely cafe with great vibes - Edit

Café with really friendly atmosphere and friendly staff. We had tofu sandwich and tofu burger (which was basically the same thing, just different bun :) ), buckwheat with veggies and a salad. The sandwiches and buckwheat were tasty, the salad quite mediocre. Nevertheless, we will be definitely coming back, because it has a good vibes and likeminded people and most importantly, kittens. If you are vegan in Tbilisi, you should definitely visit this place!
Also, it seems you can buy tofu there - I couldn't find it in any store.

Pros: Great atmosphere and friendly staff, OK and very cheap food , Kittens

Cons: Service was a bit slow

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Good food good price - Edit

We had felafel and fries. It was hot and fresh and really tasty. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff.

Pros: Fresh and tasty

Cons: Fries were over salted

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Seems to be closed - Edit

I visited today (July 19, 2016) and it seems this place is no longer in business. The inside seemed to have been completely gutted so I can only presume it's permanently closed rather than just for renovations or similar.

Cons: It's closed.

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bfeitosa 09 May 2017 - They opened in a new address.  


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Good idea - Edit

Fairly limited menu when I visited and relatively simple food but it's great that there's a community space like this for like minded people to come together in Tbilisi.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Variety

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Kiwi Cafe is the Best! - Edit

So happy my friends and I got to visit the Kiwi Cafe during our stay in Tbilisi. Actually the first time we passed, they were closed (it was a Friday and a sign in the window explained that they were short-staffed and wouldn't reopen until Monday). But we stopped by again, and are super glad we did! As soon as we entered the cafe, the staff kindly greeted us. It was raining heavily when we arrived at the cafe and they even welcomed the cute dog that followed us inside off the street, and let him chill out, away from the bad weather. It was nice to see that Kiwi practices what they preach in regards to kindness towards animals. The decor was homely and comfortable, very relaxed vibe. All of the food was amazing, we tried just about everything on the menu. The menu is small, as some people have pointed out, but everything on it is absolutely delicious. quality over quantity, which is never a bad thing. The soup was my favorite, it came with a delicious bread and was actually so filling that i had to take home the other entree i ordered (the eggplant sandwich, which was wonderful the next day) My friends had the hummus sandwich, which they all loved, and the peanut butter cookies, which were awesome. One of my friends also had the salad and apple pie, which he throughly enjoyed. For drinks, we had the homemade lemonade (usually it is made with mint, but that day they were out) and it was soooo good. One of my friends had an iced coffee, which he said was really good. All of the food comes in decent-sized to large portions, and is beyond reasonably priced (no more than 5 lari a dish). We were a group of four and our entire meal together (including drinks, desserts, multiple entrees for each person and a tip) was around 30 USD, which was amazing. I only wish that Kiwi cafe had been open all of the days that we we stayed in Tblisi, so that we could have had all of our meals there. The staff was so sweet, they spoke perfect english and made a point to talk to us without being overbearing. The service was also very quick! Kiwi will definitely be the first stop on my next trip to Tblisi.

Pros: kind and friendly staff, delicious food for a great price, the stickers on the wall in the bathroom

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Great find! - Edit

Delicious,inexpensive vegan food in a central location. We have visited 5 times and will return as long as we are in Tbilisi. Everything tasty (loved the adjab sandal with eggplant and the white wine is better than average). Staff is friendly and speak English. The only negative is that it is very small so you might not get a seat.

Pros: Delicious , inexpensive, good location

Cons: small venue, gets crowded

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wonderful find - Edit

Kiwi Cafe was my favorite part of Tbilisi by far. Located in a beautiful, sunny space in the old part of the city, Kiwi Cafe serves delicious, creative vegan food. We ate there three times in the space of several days, and each time there were new and delicious options on the menu, showing creative use of fresh, local ingredients. We even bought some banana-peanut butter cookies to take with us on the plane ride home.
Just two comments: one evening we went there planning to have dinner but found they were not serving food because the y were showing a film there (the restaurant also serves as a center for local social activism). So I would recommend calling ahead of time to make sure they're open.
Second, the one thing I would have liked to see was whole grain bread (they served the fresh white bread which is available on every street corner, and we would have loved some whole-grain bread for a change). But other than that one lack, the food was entirely satisfactory. Highly recommended!

Pros: Excellent value, Fresh food, good seasonings, Friendly staff

Cons: No whole grain bread or noodles

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Amazing and delicious vegan food! - Edit

While traveling I enjoy checking out the local vegan scene and what I found here was amazingly delicious! My friend and I ordered their falafel (which is a great choice) and an eggplant dish with mustard dill sauce (my favorite!). I'd go back again in a heartbeat. They are the first all vegan spot in Georgia with a small but very delicious menu. and everything was quite inexpensive (5L average).

Pros: All vegan!

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Just what Tbilisi needs! - Edit

Just had lunch here today. Great people, nice easy location near Tavisuplebis Moedani, and absolutely delicious food! The falafel was incredible, and nothing was over five lari.

Pros: Inexpensive , Delicious, Lots of info about community events

Cons: Can get crowded

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Great place! - Edit

Relatively simple dishes, but everything is fresh and very tasty.
We ordered rice with soy, pasta with tomato sauce, salad, falafel and apricot pie (yes, we were hungry after 2 days in the mountains with zero vegan options :-)). Everything was delicious!
The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is great. Prices are really low, even for Georgia.

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Only Vegan Place in Tbilisi, But the Best ! - Edit

This is the first and the only Vegan place in Tbilisi, great place for Vegans and Vegetarians. There are also options for raw vegans, like raw cookies, and salads with bean sprouts.

There are different kinds of food from different countries, the staff are super nice, and the food is healthy, fresh and tasty...

Prices are surprisingly cheap, for tasty and good-quality food. The reason why is that the place is a non-profit community project made by Vegan community of Tbilisi!

Despite being recently opened, there were many customers, mostly expats, artists, and tourists

Super friendly people :)

Pros: Fresh, Tasty Vegan Food, Nice Staff and Cozy Atmosphere, Very Cheap Price

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Best Place in Georgia for Vegans and Vegetarians - Edit

The food is fresh, tasty, and healthy:)

American, European, Middle-eastern and Russian cuisine

The price is surprisingly reasonable !

Really friendly staff, speaking English, Russian, Georgian, all volunteers and members of the Vegan community

There is outdoor sitting :)

The place is usually the hangout place for young alternative artists, tourists, activists, hitch-hikers, bikers, expats, ...

Pros: International Cuisine, Friendly Staff, Cozy Atmosphere

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