Tbilisi is full of beautiful diversity, international plates and colorful architecture but nothing compares to the hipster vibes found at Fabrika. It’s a former soviet sewing factory restored to an urban hotspot. Fabrika boasts a highly rated hostel, endless art studios, cool shops, restaurants and delicious Ramen. With all that it claims, Fabrika does not disappoint. It had me feeling like I was transported back to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Those NYC vibes were strong when I caught sight of the graffiti filled brick walls and the heard the chill indie beats pumping from the Marshall speakers.
My friends and I decided to spend the unseasonably warm evening exploring this much raved about spot and we totally fell in love. We took an outdoor seat to sample some Ramen and felt that we were hanging out with the cool kids. There was no pressure, everyone came as they were but it felt special.
To be honest, I’m one of the few people on earth that isn’t crazy about Ramen but Shio Ramen got it right! Not only was my bowl visually appealing but my Tom Yum Ramen dish was full of delicious and perfectly balanced flavors. We capped the eating portion of the night off with a slice of scrumptious chocolate cake from Tone and fantastic Georgian wine from Moulin Electrique. Everything was fabulous!
We window shopped a bit then entered a really cool plant shop. They just received a new shipment and the shop was technically closed but they still let us browse around. There were lots of plants that I didn’t recognize but the staff was super friendly and helpful. Flower shop is a great stop for green thumbs or curious cats.
The evening ended by touring the multi use space, interacting with staff and taking photos against the walls. Let me know when you’re headed to Fabrika, I’d love to meet you there!