The best way to get to know a city is to explore it. Simply walking down the pavement and looking at the environment around you could help you understand a bit more about the life within it.
There are many places in St. Petersburg that can provide a nice view of the city for you. And since St. Petersburg is located in the heart of Russia, getting a nice cup of hot coffee could warm you up.
Here are the top four cafes that you can visit in St. Petersburg:
Кофе и цветы (Coffee and Flowers)
As the name suggests, the cafe is covered with different types of flowers and bouquets, of varying shapes and sizes. People will feel the warm environment of the forest and feel this fairy-like cafe, all while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.
In addition to their coffee, they also offer teas, ice creams, and freshly-made cakes. Anyone with a sweet tooth would enjoy the accompaniment of cakes and ice creams. The cafe has an array of trinkets, artwork, and even antiques that one can give as a gift or a souvenir.
If you’re the type who spends their coffee time in a quiet area, then Character Coffee could be great for you. They have a creative range of coffees inspired by international travels including a vegan option.
In addition, the cafe offers sweets to accompany your drink, and you can even indulge in a light-bite menu that is perfect for brunch. They have a Scandinavian-style decoration, with fairy lights, and a nice view of the Fontanka River. The best part about this cafe is that they are dog-friendly!
Книги и кофе (Books and Coffee)
This lovely cafe introduces books with coffee, offering a wide range of books to read all while enjoying a nice cup of coffee. This cafe was set up by Aleksandr Zhitinskii who was a famous author as well as one of the founders of Leningrad Rock Club.
Their menu is composed of all-day breakfast, multiple vegetarian options, as well as their unique drinks. The cafe is truly perfect for culture lovers because the cafe has events like poetry reading, plays, art lectures, and live music.
Sunduk is a cozy art cafe, decorated with eclectic designs and trinkets. The walls are adorned with artworks, lampshades, and even an aquarium! Many local artists contributed to the cafe’s interior design, giving it a nice homemade feel.
Musicians perform in Sunduk every single night, so visiting it with your friends or just coming in by yourself could still be fun and cozy. Read and have a pot of tea and enjoy their comprehensive daily cultural programs.
Want to get more acquainted with the foodie culture of Russia? See our list of must-try Russian foods for international students here at MSM Unify.