We are going on through the Bar Street, namely Rubinshtyeina street. The next stop has a simple name, laconic decor and nice food. Let’s start with the name. Fartouk means apron in Russian. Why not? :). The design reminds me a bit of Nordic summer houses, the ones with heavy wooden furniture, white linen tablecloths and crocks.
Smoking is not allowed inside, while socialising is more than welcomed. That’s probably why in the center of this cafe there is a big long table. Sitting there makes people feel closer to each other as much as the food does. Owners believe that Fartouk is first of all a food spot. The concept seems to be the following – serving unsophisticated, but tasty stuff, that even looks like homemade food, but adding the professional skills of a cooking team.
For me Fartouk is 99% a summer place. I feel that this spot has some form of joy of life and teen spirit – all things that summertime gives us.