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Singer Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, Russian, Soups, Eastern European, Central European
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Nevskiy Ave., 28 | 2nd floor of the Bookstore, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
Name/address in local language
+7 812 571-82-23
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We called in to the cafe having seen it from the hop-on-hop-off bus for a pit stop after visiting the fab Church of the Spilled Blood only a short distance away. We had to wait some time for a table to open up but eventually, after starting on another table, worked our way to the best in the house right... More 

Thank Colin12346
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Centrally located, in second floor in best bookstore in St Petersburg. Overpriced, but still worth visiting because of the original interior.

Thank Risto M
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So popular we had to wait for a free table in the ante room (slightly irritating to see some single people bagging tables-with-a-view while we waited, but still). Super menu & we all enjoyed what we had - cakes looked good but but I was on a diet so went for black tea - hyped up to the max with... More 

Thank eeaybee
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A majestic building overlooking the most beautiful cathedral. Add to this, excellent menu for coffee and Russian Blini and lots of other choices. The coffee shop is hidden inside a bookstore which adds to its special feeling. I would love to visit on a regular basis if I am to live here.

Thank JustinWest
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39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided I had to try authentic borscht. I could not have been happier. The soup was absolutely delicious. View was amazing and the staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank pacesetter
Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice, peaceful spot in a busy city centre, and we enjoyed the schnitzel dinner at a reasonable price. Staff speak great English, and menus are translated. Good range of items for cafe style food. Not a big range of mains, but good for smaller meals for lunch etc. nice coffee, and free WiFi. Stunning views over Kazan... More 

Thank Rays-Cause
Canberra, Australia
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158 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a grand building above a enormous book shop is this clean,warm and rather expensive cafe.Nice atmosphere.

Thank Jennefer N
St. Petersburg, Russia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Very beautiful romantic mood.. delicious coffee Latte without sugar.. delicious cake..from Russia.. Beautiful view of the Kazan Cathedral.. Thanks..!

Thank Darya E
Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The cafe is located in the bookstore just opposite the Kazan Cathedral, so you will get a great view outside window here. Lovely and cozy atmosphere, the service is average. Food is also average too, though the price is a bit overpriced compared to other places nearby.

Thank Bellalunla
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Saw the great reviews but was very disappointed with slow service and marginal food. Suggest hiring more staff.....waitress had over 10 tables. Disappointing.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $24
Cafe, European, Russian, Soups, Eastern European, Central European
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nevskiy Ave., 28 | 2nd floor of the Bookstore, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
  • Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg>  > Nevskiy
  • Neighborhood: Nevskiy
  • Phone Number: +7 812 571-82-23
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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