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Singer Cafe

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Nevskiy Ave., 28 | 2nd floor of the Bookstore, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 571-82-23
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the heart of St. Petersburg, in the house of the company Zinger, who is...
In the heart of St. Petersburg, in the house of the company Zinger, who is known to many as the "House of Books", on the second floor is located the cafe Singer. Huge panoramic Windows overlooking the Kazan Cathedral and the Nevsky Prospekt, spacious rooms with classic interior design and soft light will make you plunge into the atmosphere of the early twentieth century. What could be better than to start your day with a delicious Cup of coffee and freshly baked cakes, watching through the haze of the morning mist on awaking city? In the menu of cafe Singer You will find a large selection of delicious German desserts, omelets and snacks to start the day. After a light or hearty Breakfast, you can explore the famous places of scenic St. Petersburg. Convenient location cafe Singer allows easy access to the nearby historical monuments such as the Church on the spilled Blood, arts Square, Russian Museum, the Great and Small halls of the Philharmonic, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage and many others. Getting pleasure from what you see, You can visit the cafe Singer to relax between sightseeing trips and share impressions with each other. We are happy to offer you lunch menu and traditional Russian dishes: borsch with meat, meat Solyanka, Golubcy - minced meat wrapped in cabbage, dumplings with potato, dumplings with veal and pancakes with different fillings. Along with Russian dishes in the menu of cafe provides a large and diverse choice of European dishes as well as drinks for any taste. In the evening, tired after an active day, You can complete your cultural program for a Cup of hot mulled wine or tea with fresh sea-buckthorn, honey and apple, watching the lights of St. Petersburg from the cafe Singer. And let your impressions about us leaving only the brightest and best. We are always glad to see You again!
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place to go for breakfast and/or lunch

We ate here a couple of times while in St. Petersburg and enjoyed all of our meals. It's a nice relaxed place with a vintage feel, good coffee, and good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
TravelingEllie123
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Portland, Oregon
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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When you arrive n Café Singer, if you're lucky, you'll be able to grab a window seat which have fantastic views out over the main street in town, Nevskiy Prospekt, to Kazan Cathedral which is directly opposite. This is a great place for a traditional breakfast and we had Blinis and Russian pancakes with sour cream, honey and syrup along... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ate here a couple of times while in St. Petersburg and enjoyed all of our meals. It's a nice relaxed place with a vintage feel, good coffee, and good food.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you feel like a coffee break, don't like Starbucks and all the rest, why not try this. The old Singer building is lovely, the view from the café is stunning and the coffee is actually very good. Of course, all this has a price!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great blini, very fluffy,with smoked salmon and sour cream with onion and herbs and a delicious spiced ginger tea to drink. The view from the window of Kazan cathedral is spectacular

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Came here for a late dinner after a show at the Mikhailovsky theater which is around the corner. As people have said, the cafe is on the 2nd floor of a bookstore and you get a fantastic view of the Kazan cathedral if you can get a window seat. The servers are super nice and the menus are in English.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It's very price but not tasty --- I'm telling of their coffee. I've been several times in Saint Petersburg always wishing to get a table here but it was always completely occupied there. When I appeared to be here I was disappointed --- for their location their drinks should be more decent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

OK - so my title is a bit dramatic, but this cafe serves the best hot chocolate! It's so thick you have to eat it with a spoon but I promise you this - every bite is a little bit of heaven exploding in your mouth

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When you see the shop "DOM KNIGI" at Nevsky Prospect lets go inside and explore Cafe Singer.Menu is good .Staffs are kind.Especially i like Ginger Tea at there.You have nice food&drink&desert options.and when you have them also you can enjoy Nevsky Prospect&Kazan Cathedral view. Try and evaluate. Special thanks to Victorya for advices . See you next time

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you like Art Nouveau, then the Singer Building is a must. It's a book shop, which is definitely worth a browse, but the cafe is one of my favourites in St Petersburg. Try the pink grapefruit sorbet, it's to die for on a hot summer day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very nice personnal, and very tasty breakfast. I came to buy some books and was surprised with high level service and very tasty breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nevskiy Ave., 28 | 2nd floor of the Bookstore, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +7 812 571-82-23

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
  • Cuisine: European, Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

In the heart of St. Petersburg, in the house of the company Zinger, who is known to many as the "House of Books", on the second floor is located the cafe Singer. Huge panoramic Windows overlooking the Kazan Cathedral and the Nevsky Prospekt, spacious rooms with classic interior design and soft light will make you plunge into the atmosphere of the early twentieth century. What could be better than to start your day with a delicious Cup of coffee and freshly baked cakes, watching through the haze of the morning mist on awaking city? In the menu of cafe Singer You will find a large selection of delicious German desserts, omelets and snacks to start the day. After a light or hearty Breakfast, you can explore the famous places of scenic St. Petersburg. Convenient location cafe Singer allows easy access to the nearby historical monuments such as the Church on the spilled Blood, arts Square, Russian Museum, the Great and Small halls of the Philharmonic, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage and many others. Getting pleasure from what you see, You can visit the cafe Singer to relax between sightseeing trips and share impressions with each other. We are happy to offer you lunch menu and traditional Russian dishes: borsch with meat, meat Solyanka, Golubcy - minced meat wrapped in cabbage, dumplings with potato, dumplings with veal and pancakes with different fillings. Along with Russian dishes in the menu of cafe provides a large and diverse choice of European dishes as well as drinks for any taste. In the evening, tired after an active day, You can complete your cultural program for a Cup of hot mulled wine or tea with fresh sea-buckthorn, honey and apple, watching the lights of St. Petersburg from the cafe Singer. And let your impressions about us leaving only the brightest and best. We are always glad to see You again!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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