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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
Nice Cafe, Lovely View

Stopped in here on the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. After a day of touring the Hermitage it was nice to sit with a lovely view of the Kazan Cathedral. The staff was nice which I have found a bit rare here in St. Petersburg. I had a Caesar salad with tiger shrimp. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Lake Geneva
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a cup of tea and had delicious blinis with red caviar. A lovely, unassuming place, with lots of locals, and all very friendly.

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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I though this place must be like coffee shop at Barnes and Noble, but was so pleasantly surprised. Great food, great atmosphere, perfect view at Kazan Cathedral. They have daily specials as well as lunch offer. Maybe because it was really cold outside, but Borch was just perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stopped in here on the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. After a day of touring the Hermitage it was nice to sit with a lovely view of the Kazan Cathedral. The staff was nice which I have found a bit rare here in St. Petersburg. I had a Caesar salad with tiger shrimp. It was a nice... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Good breakfast with a wonderful view and a great bookshop to visit and get a good selection of souvenirs downstairs. Amazing building and atmosphere and very convenient for public transport or if you want to then visit the church of the spilled blood.

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Thalwil, Switzerland
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The café is on the Nevksy Prospekt on the first floor of the book shop, with a great view on the Kazan cathedral. Although the place was not packed, the staff was nice but seemed to be a bit confused with the orders, so be patient.. but our food came fine and was good! A complete breakfast costs 600RUB so... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stunning view of Kazan, great hot chocolate with icescream, recommended Also order Russian food come with veal inside, taste good too Price is acceptable, possible to order in English (thanks god)

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Chengdu, China
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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 - 29
  • 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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