Meghedi is a Yerevan staple. Locals, Diasporans, and Tourists all gather at this cafe to not only have a bite to eat, but to chill out and enjoy Yerevan – me included.
There are a few reasons why I like this restaurant. First and foremost, the hours: Meghedi is open day and night, and when I mean night, I mean it closes pretty dang late. This makes it a perfect hangout spot for nightcrawlers – those who need a place to refuel after bar hopping or clubbing. It’s also great for those who want to catch an international soccer game as sporting events are usually streamed on televisions. Another reason why Meghedi rocks is the food. It may not be gourmet but the selection and variety of menu items is truly impressive. One can order Armenian, Georgian, Arabic, Russian, European food and the list goes on and on. This means dolma, pizza, khatchapuri, hummus, Russian potato salad, and schnitzel can all be found on one table!
As for me, I enjoy their village-style French fries and, of course, just enjoying a bitter Armenian coffee (darruh surj). Lastly, Meghedi is located right next to the Opera, the heart of Yerevan. In the summer time, the cafe is bustling with some patrons enjoying beer served in ice cups. In the colder months, the cafe is insulated with glass panels. However, one important note: the cafe can get a little smokey and the service can be kind of slow. Enough reading, go feast!