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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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice view on Kazan Cathedral, spoiled by terribly long queues and average coffee. Best in the evening

Thank iJores
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a cold, December afternoon everyone wants cake so you may have to queue. Good selection of cakes and drinks.

Thank ColchesterSleeper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based upstairs in an arts and crafts building with fabulous window views to Kazan cathedral and all of life below on the road below. Service slow, but did not bother as we had a great view and we were thankful of the sit down! Great cakes and lovely coffee served by lovely staff. Great bookstore at ground level.

Thank Scot211
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had café and pastry for a mid morning break. great view of Cathedral across the Prospect. wonderful service and great pastry. Located on second floor above books store which is also worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best hot chocolate in the world. I love it. Ginger cookies. Whipped cream. Wonderful view. Nice atmosphere. Must visit.

Thank Morris L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee and blinis (pancakes) are very good but the price is a bit too high. Lovely view and I guess that's why the prices are high.

Thank pgnewton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After fighting our way through the very busy bookshop downstairs we made it to the Cafe. No real evidence of the old history of the Singer factory. Food good and affordable, bliinis a lovely surprise for my Finnish friends who are used to small but fatter. Atmosphere ok. Staff friendly.

Thank Tracey M
Kouvola, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cafe inside the bookstore. Beautiful view to the kazan kathedral. Good food and drinks with high prices.

Thank Anonmisc
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We stopped here for lunch while out walking along Nevsky Prospekt. The building is a huge bookstore and the cafe upstairs and obviously very popular. We decided to go local and I had some Borscht which was delicious and we both had Veal Dumplings which I found pretty indigestible but they did taste good. Definitely worth a visit, but maybe... More 

Thank PennyW
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Went to the cafe two days after our first visit to have the beet root soup again, since we enjoyed it the first time. You can imagine our surprise when the soup we ordered turned up without any traces of beet root, neither in color, taste nor ingredients. We told the waitress and she turned to her manager. He told... More 

Thank Christer B
singer_cafe, Управляющий at Singer Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for finding time to write a review. I feel sorry that you were dissatisfied with the quality of our cuisine. It took time to understand your complain. Soory for delay with answer.Our beetroot soup is cooked from a classic recipe with the addition of all ingredients. The absence of even one of them can significantly affect the taste,... More 

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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
$12 - $25
Cafe, European, Russian, Soups, Eastern European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
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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