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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
with a view of the Kazan

if you can find you way in, goes by the bookstore and up some stairs. even more difficult to find the toilet, passed all the children books, at the other end. Food good, not great, atmosphere impeccable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Chengdu, China
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Chengdu, China
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153 reviews 153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

if you can find you way in, goes by the bookstore and up some stairs. even more difficult to find the toilet, passed all the children books, at the other end. Food good, not great, atmosphere impeccable.

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Honey cake is a layered cake and is very good. Great view, pretty good service. Full on Saturday. The book store is large, we bought some chocolate here for the kids.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Decent food at a reasonable price, but what makes it special is the opportunity both to view the Kazan Cathedral across the street and, especially, to people watch. People from many different countries are drawn to the adjacent bookstore and then to the café. Young Russian couples posing in the window booth to have wedding photos are a total sketch... More 

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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I went into This restaurant/ café because all of reviews on tripadvisor. Im a bit disappointed about what it is. Ok the view is great, if you are lucky to have one of the 7 tables next the windows. In my case, not. Then, i went for coffee , so i cant judge food, but patisserie ( eclair i took)... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The cafe is a modest and not madly overpriced one in what used to be the old Singer building and it has a million dollar view of Kazan Cathedral. Take load off the feet that have traipsed all over town and enjoy the view even if you have to lurk around to get a window seat. And besides the bookshop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Located on the first floor of a large bookstore, the Singer Cafe looks out onto the Kazan Cathedral and gives you the perfect opportunity to people watch on the busy Nevsky Prospekt. We had amazing hot drinks (tea with apple and ameretto & hot chocolate with coffee and rum). Great selection of cakes and pastries. Very friendly staff and good... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We walked to the Singer Café from our hotel; Hotel Indigo, as it was snowing, we went in for the warmth and a bite. The Borsch soup was flavoursome and the dumplings were surprisingly tasty.

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Kouvola, Finland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The lunch menu was ok, although the portions were not really big. The cherry pie was tasty.The location is nice and the place has a nice atmosphere.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

One of the most attractive view of Saint Petesrbourg, Wonderful food, no words can describe, you need to see it by yourself.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had very tasty bilini's here overlooking the Kazan Cathedral. The building itself is very interesting and beautiful and the food was very good too.

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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 12 - 26
  • 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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