One of Yerevan’s most beloved monuments is the Cascade: the colossal, yet unfinished, staircase and art gallery. Numerous gardens and sculptures surround the base of the enormous stone giant. And, in Yerevan, where there are gardens and parks, there are cafes and restaurants (this is simultaneously a good and bad thing). The Cascade area is no exception – there are several restaurants leading up to the staircase.
One of the café’s en route to the enormous monument is August – this also happens to be one of my favorite hang out spots in the city. The service is welcoming and friendly. The drinks – at least the coffee and the tea – always satisfying. For example, a few months back I had the pleasure of trying August’s new (likely seasonal) Halva Latte, a very interesting drink. And, just a few weeks ago, I tried their non-alcoholic Grog: a honey-lemon-tea drink.
However, what I really like about August is its ambiance. The decor is very homey. Most of all, it is a social watering hole where friends and acquaintances meet and catch up. Its also a convenient place to get some work done; in the summer months, I would sit in their outdoor area, read, and watch people enjoy the surrounding area.
This place is great all months of the year, and you guessed it, especially in August! Highly recommended.