Saint Petersburg’s most charming coffee shops

Coffee – this mysterious beverage has become an irreplaceable part of our culture. Business meetings, romantic dates and friendly meet-ups – these occasions barely get along without a cup of coffee. And it is even more crucial in a mostly gloomy and quire windy Saint-Petersburg, especially, in late autumn and winter. Here is our pick of the 7 coffee shops that make you want to skip the take away option and order in instead.

Zoom

A friendly environment to work on your laptop, to read one of the books on the shelves, provided by the owners, and to have a drink and some food at a reasonable price in the city center. They offer traditional Russian dishes often with a healthy twist, using fresh ingredients and providing an impressive number of vegetarian options. This place positions itself as a «literature café», so expect to come across a bookclub discussion or a movie screening.

Address:

22 Gorohovaya Ulitsa

Hours:

Weekdays: 9 AM – Midnight; Saturday: 11 AM – Midnight; Sunday: 1 PM – Midnight

Menu preview:

big cappuccino – ≈$3, caffè latte – ≈$3, apple, baked with nuts and honey – ≈$5

 

Surf Coffee

Southern vibes, a sunny beach and palm trees await you in this coffee house, designed upon a Caribbean island surf station. This boutique café excels in brewing standards like lattes and cappuccinos, but its menu goes well beyond the classics. Try their specialties: mint mocha, Hawaiian cappuccino with coconut syrup or Teahupo latte, named after the legendary surfing spot with enormous waves (made of whipped cream in this case).

Address:

34 Gorohovaya Ulitsa

Hours:

Weekdays: 8 AM – 11 PM; Saturday, Sunday: 10 AM – Midnight

Menu preview:

mint mocha – ≈$4, Hawaiian cappuccino – ≈$4, Teahupo latte – ≈$4

Let’s Make Coffee

A playful mood reigns here: the name itself is quite provocative; as you walk in, the waitresses wearing harnesses will offer you their signature cake called ‘Your mother suddenly came in’. If you’re in a hurry, have a double espresso (eye opener) right by the counter. There are vegetarian options too.

Address:

28 Bolshaya Pushkarskaya Ulitsa

Hours:

Weekdays: 8 AM – 9 PM; Saturday, Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM

Menu preview:

eye opener – ≈$4, cappuccino – ≈$3, cake ‘Your mother suddenly came in’ – ≈$3

Mad Espresso Team

Located within a 5 minute walk from the Moskovsky railway station, it’s a perfect place to grab your coffee before or after a journey. It’s easy to navigate through their menu: it has 3 sections – standard drinks (espresso, latte, etc.), fancy drinks (raf, alternative) and «not a coffee». House special is juniper cupcake.

Address:

28 Bolshaya Pushkarskaya Ulitsa

Hours:

Weekdays: 8 AM – 9 PM; Saturday, Sunday: 10 AM – 9 PM

Menu preview:

flat white – ≈$3, cascara coffee – ≈$3, juniper cupcake – ≈$3

Skuratov Coffee

This is an espresso bar with a laid-back atmosphere. Beverages are created from high-quality beans from different roasters. Savor your cappuccino or Americano; specialty recipes deserve your attention too: baristas make ice coffee with liquid nitrogen and their halva latte is their special drink (halva is an eastern dessert made from nuts and sugar).

Address:

14 Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa

Hours:

6:55 AM – 11:05 PM

Menu preview:

cappuccino – ≈$3, nitro coffee – ≈$5, halva latte – ≈$5

Sibaristica Coffee Company

This café has a large space to work, have business meetings, study or chat with your friends. More importantly, their menu includes around 20 unique beverages from simple black coffee to raf with salty peanuts. An option for true coffee lovers is the «Barista set», consisting of 3 drinks (cappuccino, espresso, and filter coffee).

Address:

199/K Naberezhnaya Obvodnogo Kanala, room 2N

Hours:

Weekdays: 9:30 AM – 7 PM; Saturday: 11 AM – 6 PM

Menu preview:

sweet black – ≈$3, raf with salty peanuts – ≈$3, barista set – ≈$4

Zinger Café

An elegant place located in the famous Zinger House at Nevsky Prospect, with strong, rich coffee, fresh croissants and an amazing view over the Kazan Cathedral. The café might look a bit snobbish at first glance, but the beverage menu is quite affordable.

Address:

28 Nevsky Prospect, 2nd floor

Hours:

9 AM – 11 PM

Menu preview:

latte – ≈$5, espresso macchiato – ≈$3, French croissant – ≈$2

Even if the weather in Saint Petersburg is often windy and cloudy, don’t feel down! Warm up, enjoy your coffee in our favorite places and get some much needed energy: it will be necessary to walk over all the city sights and attractions!

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