Long overdue in Yerevan is a spot for a coffee and a sandwich, salad or bagel… without cigarette smoke!! It’s July, it’s hot out, and although I love the outdoor cafes, this cool new air conditioned cafe is a long overdue option in the Yerevan food scene. Normally I go to outdoor cafes in the summer to avoid the smoke, but even sitting outdoors the smoke is ever present.
Say hello to Green Bean. They go to great lengths to secure the cleanest ingredients they can – organic when possible. The salads are great, plus they have sandwiches, bagels and some baked goods which I haven’t tried yet. Coffee (including to go), beer, and some other drinks round out the simple menu.
Literally a breath of fresh air.
EcoPUB is a pretty new, smoke free little pub in Yerevan. A first.
I think they did a good job on the place. The location is quite central, on a quiet side street. It’s pretty small, which is probably a good idea since the non-smoking concept is a newer one in Armenia. The staff is friendly, the space is comfortable, the usual selection of beer.
If I were to nitpick, the only things I could suggest as improvements are a better sign outside (it’s at 6 Spendiaryan Street, quite close to Agump/The Club), and a couple more bar food type items in case people are hungry.
It was such a great pleasure to walk into a pub, smell fresh air, and sit as long as I wanted without my throat and eyes beginning to complain, then walk out without the stench of cigarettes.
Hunt for it, find it, go there… keep them in business!!
Let me know if any good places are left out on the Map of Non-Smoking Places in Yerevan.