Purpur is a cozy, vintage, rustic restaurant situated in Lado Gudiashvili historic square, in Old Tbilisi. The restaurant is well known for its great food, staff and live jazz music. When I usually think of a good restaurant, I always look for a very modern, clean interior design, great food and service, but from time to time, I walk upon a spot such as Purpur, and I just get impressed solely by the interior design, the location, the feeling of calmness intertwined with a touch of nostalgia, and by the live jazz music. Going to Purpur feels every time like a time machine that moves me through time and space, and lands me in a planet where all my worries are gone.
Purpur is one of the more expensive spots in Tbilisi. The food quality is sublime, the coffee is great, the staff are very friendly and fluent in English. Many great Georgian jazz musicians such as Reso Kiknadze (The rector of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire) have frequent live performances at Purpur restaurant.