I found myself at this cafe a lot purely because it was at the Hotel I was staying with. This said, I am rather fond of the place. It's cosy in winter and has balcony dining and a great view for summer. The food is great and reasonably priced and menu, although difficult to read and not in English, features some traditional Ossetian cuisine, as well as the Russian favorites and cafe standards. Service has all the usual Soviet quirks, such as items on the menu that are not available, times of the day when the chef seems to be away and a waitress who sits around watching TV and texting on her mobile. But everybody is really friendly and welcoming and interested in your travels. The cafe is usually empty and the best time to go is at night (when they turn the lights on). The tables have coffee beans inside them which is rather interesting. I would recommend this cafe for the experience but if your after some Western style service, you might be in the wrong city for it.
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