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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Lunch in a Bookworms' Cafe with some old discarded Sewing Machines lying round

We stopped here to look at the very large bookshop (Dom Knigi) & use the toilet on the top floor. We decided to have a light lunch at the cafe before resuming our walking tour of Nevsky Prospekt & its environs. The cafe had a relaxed, casual air & the staff were attentive & polite with a good grasp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you love Classical Architecture this is where you want to have a great breakfast with a view to die for. We left our hotel to eat here two mornings on our way to the Hermitage. The Singer Building, now a bookstore, by itself is one of the best Art Nouveau buildings I have ever seen. Then across the street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We came here on a rainy morning, after buying some books. We had to wait in front of the cafe for a few minutes, before we could get a table. The waiting was well worth it, as we got a table right in front of the window, with a beautiful view on the Kazan cathedral, which we enjoyed while drinking... More 

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped here to look at the very large bookshop (Dom Knigi) & use the toilet on the top floor. We decided to have a light lunch at the cafe before resuming our walking tour of Nevsky Prospekt & its environs. The cafe had a relaxed, casual air & the staff were attentive & polite with a good grasp of... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Singer Cafe is located in the 2nd floor of the emblematic Singer building in Nevsky Prospekt. It is decorated in a very nice classic style, and it has a great view to the avenue in front of it and Kazan Cathedral. You can go there for tea and pastry, a full meal, or just a snack. The food is traditional... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great Location with lovely views of the Kazan Cathedral. Service and food were pleasant. Cafe is light and open. I could picture being back in time having a bite to eat and sipping on wine or coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went twice to this place, the first occasion was for lunch in the area upstairs and on the next occasion a snack in the cafe downstairs. Both times were enjoyable. Good service, tasty food with with ample choice. Well located on the 3 mile drag of Nevsky Prospect. Reasonably priced. You should browse in the bookshop in the Singer bookshop... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's the side cafe of a nice bookstore,at the second floor facing Nevsky prospect.The menu is great,the staff polite and the prices worth to pay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You cannot beat the view from this second story cafe - expecially if you can get a table at one of the window. Great selection of drinks, casual meals, appetizers and desserts. The food is very good through somewhat pricey but worth it for the ambience, view and wait staff. My favorite place to hang out for a casual snack.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great place after walking the city to warm up with some hot chocolate or tea with some pastries or pancakes,.. You can sit at the window and admire the view of Kazansky sobor and people walking the Nevsky avenue. It is located in a histrorical building and if you can read Russian language you can visit a book store with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Had iced coffee with lychee flavour - yummy! With a good view of the Kazan Cathedral. Good choice to have a rest after a day of touring and sightseeing. Looked at what other people were having and they lòoked appetizing. We would have wanted to go back for a meal but we didn't have enough time.

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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 11 - 23
  • 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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