TIDEN is a recent addition to the zero-waste community growing in Minsk. Saying no to plastic cups makes coffee shops lose a lot of take-away sales, so let’s give a big thumbs up to this courageous eco-friendly decision!
The potted plants, minimalist interior design and the retro coffee machine remind me of the enchanting coffee shops in Brooklyn. One of the owners is a restorer and half of the furniture items were given a new life at TIDEN.
The coffee eco-space is on my way to the city market and there are high chances that the mug of sugar-free sea buckthorn tea accompanied by some light reading will become another Saturday ritual of mine. Dare to spend a lazy morning like this in this one-of-a-kind café in the middle of Asmaloŭka (one of the oldest districts in Minsk). The time has come to travel slowly.
TIDEN offers a variety of seasonal pastries, raw desserts and vegan ice cream, so you have no choice but leave the usual guilt-free recipes for later. Everything is rather reasonably priced. In addition, you can join the international #bringyourown campaign and get a 15%-discount if you pop in with your cup (or just buy one at TIDEN).
As the day goes on, I’m sure you will be up for some picturesque experience – have a walk up to Kamunistyčnaja 52 to see (believe it or not) the statues of Nike of Samothrace and Apollo Belvedere. Well, copies, but still!