Relax Coffee entrance
Relax Coffee entrance

Relax Coffee
140 Toktogul Street
8:00- 24:00
Meals from about $10

For ex-pat (homesick) food, I recommend Relax Coffee to anyone in Bishkek. Although it is the most expensive restaurant I’ve personally been to in Bishkek (with bills around around $10), Relax is worth every penny. It is like an Applebee’s or Chili’s, but honestly with better quality. The interior is very clean, well decorated, and you have the option to sit in a table made from the body of an old Cadillac. The menus are all iPads which is incredibly upscale for Bishkek, and the service is quick and friendly. There are English speakers in Relax both among the waiters and the costumers who are often ex-pats and other foreigners. I recommend the Chicken Caesar wrap ($6), which is the sole Chicken Caesar wrap I have found in the entire city. Although more expensive, Relax is a fantastic place to celebrate, eat upscale, or just relax.

Cian Stryker

Cian Stryker

Cian Stryker is pursuing a Bachelors of Philosophy with a dual degree in Political Science and Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently studying abroad on SRAS's Central Asian Studies program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He is currently writing a thesis comparing the ethnic Russian diaspora in Estonia to that in Kyrgyzstan and to what extent those diasporas experience ethnic tension. He spent the summer of 2016 living and studying in Narva, Estonia. He hopes to eventually join the US Foreign Service.

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