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“A fine european cafe with fine dining establishment prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coffeemania

Coffeemania
Bolshaya Nikitskaya st., 13, Moscow, Russia
+7 (495) 775- 51-88
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Ranked #283 of 9,922 restaurants in Moscow
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Vegetarian, Eclectic
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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“A fine european cafe with fine dining establishment prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

This busy and always crowded cafe has small bistro style tables, rather fast service and a rather large menu with comprehensive offerings in every section, from teas to coffees to deserts to food. Given the fact, that it is a chain, but not a fast food chain, the management was able to achieve consistently good results providing tasty offerings of a good quality. One thing though is annoying and it seems that pretty much everyone is of an opinion, that the prices are ridiculous and leave a feeling of a rip off. If you are in for lunch, expect to pay $ 80-100 per head, however your experience would come short of a fine dining establishment. Why does this place stay busy and have repeat customers? The most obvious answer is the lack of competition. This centrally located street has no viable alternatives that could serve as a serious competition, but that could be said about most establishments here - wellcome to Moscow... and its' prices!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Coffeeshop or Restorant?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

What started as a coffeeshop with a good choise of beverages has became an overpriced place for business meetings. Food is so so, most of the times places are overcrowded. There are so many good alternatives around for coffee and quick bite!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Moscow, Russia
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“Overcrowded and overpriced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Actually, Coffeemania is a big network, and prices may vary between locations (Domodedovo counter is probably the champion, charging around $27 for a 400ml glass of freshly squeezed carrot/orange/apple juice), but every single joint is overpriced, unfriendly and lacking WiFi access. The specific Conservatory location is famous for long queues and unpredictable shifts in smoking areas' zoning from month to month.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“All the Coffeemania's are incredible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The service, the selection of food, presentation and the ambience... all top-notch. I've traveled a bit across Europe, the USA, and India, and this is stands out to be one of the most consistently savory and delectable places i've ever been to. The sour cream pie is one of the best desserts i've ever had. and i've had a LOT of desserts. and the coffee too! try anything on the menu, and trust you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Pricey landmark restaurant posing as affordable cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

The place is just as famous as the Conservatory located just next to it. It started as a simple cafe where music lovers could get a cup of coffee and a dessert after listening to Rachmaninov or Tchaikovsky, but it quickly adapted to the residents of the nearby affluent districts. Don't let the purposefully simple interior fool you - this restaurant will now set you back by at least $100 for a three course meal. While they still serve arguably the best coffee in Moscow, it does come at at least three times the Starbucks price. They also have a list of gourmet teas, including various Russian berry-based drinks. The desserts are still great, it's better to choose from the display to the right of the entrance if you are not familiar with the names. If you are into seafood ask for warm spa salad - one of their signature healthy dishes. In the summer, there is a small terrace with invariably long wait, but it's worth it.

Visited April 2013
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