Shokoladnitsa is exceptional for two reasons: the service is likely the best of all the coffee house chains in Kyiv, and many are open 24hrs. There’s nothing pretentious, or rushed about this place, despite the fact that it originated in Moscow. Chill-out with a beverage, and nibble on a variety of familiar café delectables at locations around the city that offer a convenient detour from the rat race. As with all “chains”, expect consistency and mediocrity and you won’t be disappointed. Other mentionables include menu in English, continental breakfast until 11:00 and coffee to go. Also at Saksahans‘koho 53/80, Basseina 1/2.