Cafe

…so that one single coffee bean could be fried all day long, filling the theater with its aroma…

One day, Rezo said that he wanted to open an art cafe “not so people could eat, but so that one single coffee bean could be fried all day long, filling the theater with its aroma”. And so, in 1988 a cosy café appeared in the theater. Its first name was “Ne Goryui!”–“Don’t grieve!”, or “Sans Souci”…

Today, in the  Café Gabriadze in Tbilisi old town, there are three rooms and a summer terrace that looks out onto the ancient Anchiskhati basilica and Rezo’s Clock Tower. Cafe Gabriadze is truly an art place – Rezo designed the interior —everything from the paintings and posters on the walls to the sculptures and ceramics, from the tables and chairs to the curtains on the windows.

Guests are greeted at the entrance by a bronze statue of Chizhik-Pizhik, the first copy of the same statue that stands on Fontanka Quay in St. Petersburg. You can stroke the bronze bird–they say it brings luck. In the wall to the left there is an “Easter Cove”, lined with colorful tiles.

The bar is decorated with a ceramic depiction of the film Ne Goryui! Bottles of the best Georgian wines line the shelves above the bar. Rezo designed all their labels. All of the tables and chairs have been hand painted by Rezo to show scenes and quotes from his movies and plays – Kin-Dza-Dza, Mimino, Eccentrics, Marshal de Fantier’s Diamond. There is even is a heart-shaped table for couples in love.

If you are looking for food or coffee old town – Café Gabriadze will be a good choice. It offers authentic Georgian food, traditional Georgian wine.

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