Cafes of St Petersburg

St Petersburg is a city designed for cafe society with many outdoor positions for the summer and all with cosy interiors for the dramatic winter.
Last time we looked the following list of venues were operating. We would appreciate feedback from you to any changes, or even better places we could add to our list.

Cafe Singer
Probably one of the best cafes in town with arguably the best window view possible. Read about this famous venue from a staff member who recently imbibed is wonders.
Albina
Coffee shop and confectionery. Wide selection of the best brands of coffee from all over the world. Baking on the premises. Cosy interior.
Open: 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.  Address: 10 Vosstaniya Str.
Aurora
Confectioner-cafe. Very cosy interior with separate booths. Wide range of desserts.
Open: daily 11.00 a.m. to 9 p.m. Address: 60 Nevsky Pr.
Atrium Cafe
European cuisine, delicious bakery, great coffee, “Botchkarev” and "Varschtainer" beer on draught.
Open: daily 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.  Address: 25 Nevsky Pr.
Ampir Cafe
European, Chinese and vegetarian cuisine.
Open: daily noon to midnight
Address: 12 Sadovaya Str.
Cannelle
Cosy cafe where cinnamon lovers will be thrilled by enchanting coffee creations and culinary delights inspired by this seductive spice. 
Open: daily 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 a.m.  Address: 49/2 Nevsky Pr.
Entremets
French confections. Shop and cafe serving cakes and pastries made on the premises using French technology.
Open: Sun-Wed 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m., Thur-Sat 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Address: 58 Griboyedov Canal Emb.
Open: Mon-Thur 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m., Fri 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., Sat-Sun 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Address: 36 Bolshaya Morskaya Str.  Open: daily 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Ideal Cup (Idealnaya Chashka)
Chain of cafes. Wide range of coffees. Desserts. Cosy, modern interior. Friendly atmosphere.
Open: daily 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
Adresses: 15, 112 & 130 Nevsky Pr., 25 Sadovaya Str., 1 Vladimirsky Pr., 46 Sredny Pr. on Vasilievsky Island, 82 Bolshoy Pr. on Petrogradskaya Storona, 19 Kirochnaya Str.
Mezzanine
A spacious cafe under a glass roof. Hot and cold beverages, breakfast pastries and light snacks, large selection of cakes and crepes. Afternoon tea 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Open: daily 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Address: Grand Hotel Europe, 1/7 Mikhailovskaya Str.

Pyshechnaya Café
Notalgia for things ‘Soviet’ is real for a small percentage of the local population and on the top of the list for most tourists. This ‘genre’ is becoming harder to find. St Petersburg has one gem that is worth visiting! This café is very short walk (5 mins) from one of our homestays and some apartments we use for clients.

Once known by its address "Zhelyabova 25", this small 2 roomed café is still at the same location, but renamed Pyshechnaya Café. This is where Russian doughnuts (pyshki) and soviet style coffee have been served to the proletariat since 1958.

This soviet adaptation of an American icon is down to a Mr Anastas Mikoyan, a soviet state official working in the state food service area. In 1936, he visited the USA, and returned with a doughnut baking machine to the USSR. A quick bit of the old, ‘soviet reverse engineering’ and local versions of the machine appeared in many city cafes. The original machine from 1958 is still in operation! The main attraction of this place is its ‘old soviet school’ ambience: A continuous line, older serving staff and piles of cheap paper instead of paper napkins, which were a rare commodity in the USSR. To complete the experience you should order some weak coffee with condensed milk, a traditional Soviet fast food drink, to accompany your pyshki.

Bolshaya konushennaya ulitsa, 25, + 7 812 314 0868, no website, open daily from 9am-8pm,

Republic of Coffee (Respublica Kofe)
Chain of cafes. Wide range of coffees. Desserts. Cosy, modern interior. Friendly atmosphere.
Open: daily 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. Adresses: 106 & 139 on Nevsky Pr., 206 Moskovsky Pr.
Sweet Tooth (Sladkoezhka)
Cake shop. Speciality cakes and pastries, excellent coffee (espresso, capuccino). Only natural ingredients used.
Open: daily 11.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
Address: 25 Zakharevskaya Str., 11 Marat Str. Open: daily 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
The Old Cafe
19th-century St. Petersburg atmosphere . Russian national cuisine based on old recipes, also serving European dishes. Wide choice of alcoholic drinks and delicious coffee. Live pianist plays every evening.
Open: daily noon until last customer leaves Address: 108 Fontanka Emb.
The Stroganov Yard
European standard telephone cafe, seating 320 persons, located in the courtyard of the Stroganoff Palace. Live music in the evenings.
Open: daily 11.00 a.m. to midnight.  Address: 17 Nevsky Pr.
Vienna
Coffees, pastries, desserts and snacks in the best Viennese traditions
Open: daily 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 a.m.
Address:Nevskij Palace Hotel, 57 Nevsky Pr.

Details correct at time of press. Please advise us if you find any changes when visiting St Petersburg.