Cafe «Snake» near the Zmeikovsky waterfalls in Sochi - this is a restaurant-monopoly of the entire attraction. The institution was built right on the river bed, and its two halves are connected by a small footbridge - an excellent viewpoint, by the way, for shooting the first Zmeikovsky waterfall. If you look at the waterfall, then on the right will be the main building with two floors, with a kitchen and a ticket office for the entrance to the trekking. And on the left - covered wooden gazebos with a gravel yard, apparently it is needed during the high season, when the flow of tourists is off the charts. In April 2018, I walked here almost in splendid isolation..
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Zmeikovsky waterfalls in Sochi
Zmeikovsky Waterfalls is a large natural landmark not far from Greater Sochi. There is quite a bearable road, every driver who knows how to turn the steering wheel on a car of any type can get there - no off-road and dangerous serpentines. The place is amazingly beautiful, with organized trekking along the route from the lowest waterfall, where there is a cafe «Snake», to the very top, where I have not yet reached. A more detailed description of my trip to the waterfalls can be found here - Zmeikovsky waterfalls in Sochi - 4 pieces.
Cafe «Snake» stands at the end of a dirt track, along which even an understated Priora can easily pass, not to mention ordinary human sedans. You can park either on the side of the road before reaching the cafe, or on the site near «Snakes», which is reserved only for the guests of the establishment. I don't know how they figure out who is a guest and who is an outsider, but there is really little space, literally for 7-10 cars with a very tight parking lot. I left the car in advance, fortunately - the roadside is wide there. If you wish, you can even turn around on this road, without the risk of falling into a mountain river.
Cafe interior «Snake» pretty mediocre, as for me, so they didn't really invest in design delights. But everything was built soundly, impressive and strong. The angular booth houses at the entrance to the territory are some kind of support buildings, and they tried to make the main building of the cafe semicircular. Apparently from those considerations, so that the side facing the waterfall should be made with the same view for all guests of the establishment. The view is really gorgeous. Not to say that it is panoramic - after all «Snake» stands at the base of the cliff, and apart from a waterfall and gray walls, there is not much to see here.
Furniture in a cafe «Snake» - these are massive tables and benches on the first floor, and more cultured armchairs made of metal and wood on the second. The top floor is essentially an open balcony with parasols above the tables to protect from the sun and rain. I chose the lower floor and ordered a lamb barbecue, hodgepodge and a bottle of Borjomi. I waited literally about 10 minutes, after which I received an order and gastronomic euphoria - they really cook deliciously! Here, ten points out of ten. At the same time, the service was quite correct, and somehow family-like, familiar. Without unnecessary curtsies and strained smiles, but somehow very openly, positively and kindly.
Information to visit
The institution is open from 10 am to 10 pm.
In the evening it is gray and cool. I would recommend the cafe «Snake» for an afternoon snack or lunch.
Parking for 7-10 cars is specially for guests of the establishment, but in the high season it will most likely be tightly packed with cars.
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Cafe with excellent barbecue. It is one here. Also suitable for coming to eat in nature, and not only when visiting waterfalls.
Cafe with excellent barbecue. It is one here. It is also suitable for coming to eat in nature, and not only when visiting waterfalls. More details.