Welcome to another post in Tbilisi restaurant series. Today I will speak about cafe Lagidze Water located at Sameba Cathedral complex

I had heard previously about Lagidze Water, but I didn't know much about it, just something that it was pretty popular drink during Soviet times (and probably Tsarist Russia times as well)

My knowledge was short like it's some syrup mix with water - well I'm not found of syrup waters but seems that in Georgia it's pretty much popular drink. According to Wikipedia

Lagidze water  is a popular Georgian soft drink based on soda and a variety of natural syrups. It has been traditionally mixed in a glass from a soda fountain, but it is also available as a bottled soft drink in a range of flavors. Some American food writers liken it to egg cream, but the authentic Georgian drink includes neither milk nor chocolate syrup

Anyway - here you can enjoy a tasty Adjarian khachapuri or Penovani as well accompanied with syrup water.

Lagidze Water Sameba Cathedral

Lagidze Water in Tbilisi near Sameba Cathedral

Menu at Lagidze Water

Menu at Lagidze Water

Lagidze Water lemonades

Lagidze Water lemonades

Adjarian Khachapuri

Adjarian Khachapuri

View to Sameba Cathedral from cafe Lagidze Water

View to Sameba Cathedral from cafe Lagidze Water

History of Lagidze Water

Lagidze water is named after Mitrofan Lagidze, a pharmacist’s apprentice in Kutaisi, Georgia, who in 1887 explored the idea of using natural syrups instead of imported flavored essences in making lemonades.

In 1900, the Lagidze Brothers plant in Kutaisi began blending unique proprietary flavors from herbs and fruits.

Today, Lagidze waters are produced in a wide range of natural flavors, including quince (aiva), pear, citrus fruit, cherry, tarragon, and others.