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Cafe Singer

28 Nevsky Prospect | 2nd Floor of bookstore, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 571-82-23
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Ranked #120 of 7,664 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $50
Cuisines: European, Russian
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Hobart
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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a great place to eat. We only had coffee and cake, but it was good. It's very busy and as it's on the second floor you get a great view

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Aliso Viejo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I had heard about Cafe Singer from a Russian friend in California who had urged us to go. It certainly was well worth it. It is located on the second floor of the Dom Knigi bookstore which is located in a beautiful Art Nouveau building across from Kazan Cathedral. We arrived at 11:30 and were able to secure one of... More

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Follow the staircase against the back wall to the second floor toward the Nevisky side. This nice little cafe is a perfect break point for walking visits to central St Petersburg.

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Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Right in the middle of Nevsky Prospect, here is a cafe on the 1st floor of a book shop with a fantastic view of the street and Kazan Cathedral. It is the perfect location, after visiting the surrounding scene and tired of shopping, to have a cup of tea and some cakes. The atmosphere is good, you can read o... More

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Netanya, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

If you are traveling on Nevskiy prospect, should take a short break there for cafe with cake or russian pancake with caviar :), the prices are appropriate and the staff are English speaking. But to fully enjoy this place you have to sit near a window with a spectacular view, eaven if you have to wait a bit...inside it's just... More

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Atlanta, GA USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The ground floor of the historic and very beautiful Singer Building is one of the largest bookstores I have ever seen. Upstairs, on the second level, is the delightful Cafe Singer. Service was outstanding (not the norm for Russian restaurants) and the menu was extensive. It's a very pleasant memory that we now have..sitting at our little corner window table,... More

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Boston
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

All the tour guides recommend this Nevsky Prospect cafe and it certainly delivered. Relatively light fare with Russian soups, salads, blinis and a fine collection of European pastries. Terrific view of St. Isaacs. A mix of Russians (maybe tourists) with the obvious tourist like us. Waitstaff with reasonable English. Service can be a bit tardy.

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Hamburg, Germany
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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This restaurant is situated in an old traditional building in the centre. You only have to find the way through the bookshop to the cafe. We really enjoyed our meals

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cafe Singer has a long history, occupying the second floor of the famous bookstore called Dom Knigi, which means house of books. The cafe has wraparound windows that face the famous Nevsky Prospekt. It is a place to have a light lunch and/or dessert while browsing the bookstore. Their sandwiches have a western European flavor, but they also offer borsch,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is a spectacular view at Kazan Cathedral! And, of course there is a charming bookstore where is a good cafe with a reasonable prices, but you'll forget about it in a week or so -- you'll remember THE VIEW.

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