Several weeks ago I discovered a fast casual chain restaurant in Krasnodar called Lyubo Dorogo Cafe. We ate lunch there on a Saturday afternoon. The menu is kind of a cross between Friendly's and Au Bon Pain. We had some Lime Rickey's, espresso, an omlette, mushrooms in a sour cream sauce, an ice cream sunday, and a crepe filled with honey-soaked poppy seeds covered with chocolate sauce.
The chain currently has seven cafes and is continuing to grow. Based on our experience there, the formula between value and style is perfect. We give it high marks.
Click on the extended post to see photos from Krasnodar Krai, the region that will host the Winter Olympics at Sochi in 2014.
Outside the Lyubo Dorogo Cafe, July 28, 2007
The menu at the Lyubo Dorogo Cafe
The Russian Riviera: Sochi and Krinitsa
Beachgoers at Krinitsa on the Black Sea, August 11, 2007
Another view of Krinitsa
All photos by Timothy Post. Â© 2007 All rights reserved. Republished with permission.
Timothy Post, a native of Boston, Massachussets and an MBA graduate of Babson College, is a real estate developer in Krasnodar Krai. You can read more about the region on Tim's blog, Inside Krasnodar. If you have more questions about doing business in Krasnodar, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.