You’re at Opera or Cascade and want to explore Yerevan a bit more. So you decide to walk up Baghramyan Street, where there are various governmental buildings, museums, and venues. You first pass by some embassies located in unique buildings. Then you pass by the gorgeous National Assembly and then the Presidential Palace. You might even take a detour and visit the Armenian Geological Museum, the Aram Khatchaturian Museum/Concert Hall, or the Avetik Isahakyan House Museum. Then, you continue your trek until you reach a beautiful lush green spot – Lover’s Park. If its summer, you’re probably parched or hungry.
A Yerevan institution, Achajour is a wonderful place to chill out, order a refreshing drink (like a Café Glacé, which is coffee and ice cream mixed), and have a light snack or a proper meal. However, for me personally, nothing beats Achajour’s location – right in the middle of the park. Fountains, statues, and plants surround you on all four sides. This is definitely a great spot for any occasion, be it a short break from your Baghramyan Street tour, doing some work, reading a book, or hanging out with friends.
I love this small relaxed café, and I am sure you will too. So, check it out!
P.S. Achajour is also located on Parpetsi Street. To reach the Baghramyan location, those not willing to walk can also take the Metro (exit at Baghramayan/Lover’s Park). Also note that, depending on the season, opening times change.