Coffee Port: Located in Old Town – Take bus 14 and get off at Bibliotekas street, walk for a good minute or two, coffee shop will be on your RIGHT – make sure you try one of their toasted sandwiches, they are amazing!
Hesberger: Basically Lithuanian Burger King located in Akropolis – super yummy and cheap! Take bus 14 for a good 15-20 minutes until you see the BIG RED sign that reads “Akropolis.” It’ll be on the second floor of the mall near the movie theater.
Coffee King: Take bus 14 again from Kretingos street….it is on the street with Coffee Port but tucked back a little bit. They have a wonderful drink menu and WEEKEND brunch menu that includes a small buffet coffee and juice for 6.99 euros. The orange juice is freshly squeezed by the way – heaven.
Meat Lovers: You want yummy burgers and fries? This is your go-to spot. Take bus 9! The view of the port is beautiful as well.
Palanga’s Fish Festival: This is a festival to support Lithuania’s port and dock workers that was advertised to us by one of our interns. It was packed with people but the little tents full of goodies were a MUST! Check out the pictures below!
Circle K Cafe: This is Lithuania’s equivalent to your infamous Wawa or Turkey Hill. It has been the cleanest gas station I have yet to come across here. It has excellent coffee and a wide variety of snacks. It is within walking distance of LCC’s campus.
Design Home: For those girls who are in need of a manicure or hair cut/color, Design Home is your spot. A friend and I went right before our Russia trip over Spring Break to treat ourselves to some pampering after midterms. The staff is extremely nice and they do a wonderful job. I know a few girls from the cohort have gotten haircuts there this semester and have enjoyed their experience. The prices are pretty much the same as in the states. The studio is directly across the street from Vero Cafe and Caffeine. You can take bus 5 or bus 14 to get there.
For more information on additional coffee shops, visit an in-depth coffee guidebook here, gracefully articulated by past interns.
-Cameron, Messiah College