Coffee houses and confectionaries

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Newlyweds Franco and Lena opened a genuine Italian gelateria eight years ago. Since then, Venezia is always full of people, and that is no surprise - every day the place serves 18 kinds of delicate and fragrant ice cream. There are the traditional tastes of chocolate, yogurt and strawberry as well as more original cucumber, carrot and gooseberry. The ice cream goes great with a cup of aromatic hot chocolate and don’t forget to get a takeout of pear pie for your loved ones. Keep in mind that credit cards are not accepted at Venezia, cash only.
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The tiny coffee house at the corner of Gorokhovaya Ulitsa and Griboedov Canal with floor-to-ceiling windows has only 30 chairs and a large bar counter. The owners decided to preserve the old ceramic tiles and stonework left over from the nineteenth century, when the building was erected. The menu has some pasta dishes, soups and sandwiches as well as cider, lemonades and lots of tea.
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All of the Garçon bakeries are organised the same way: the waitresses wear “school uniform” brown dresses with white collars, the smell of cacao and sweet rolls lingers in the air, the display window showcases the said sweet rolls, croissants, chaussons, quiches, baguettes, fougasse pastries, eclairs, meringues, opera cakes, macaroons and other pleasures of the French confectionary art.
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Chocolate or tuna cakes, muffins with tomato jam or mushrooms, house coffee roasts made in the famous Kees van der Westen coffee machine and music from the vinyl records. A great place to sit down with a book.
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The coffee house with tall windows located at the corner of Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa and Kirpichny Sidestreet, a step away from the Nevsky Prospekt, is always full of people. Breakfast of fried eggs is served with homemade bread baked on premises, lunch menu is full of huge portions of crispy salads and delicious soups and coffee is available at all times. Local coffee servers have won a number of barista championships, so you can be sure of the quality of roasting and grinding. Coffee is brewed by both the traditional and alternative methods, so the fans of chemex and hario cold brew should definitely visit.
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Pyshechnaya/Doughnut Shop is the stuff of city legends. The recipes for the doughnuts (pyshki and don’t call them ponchiki like they do in Moscow) and for the coffee from the “tank” have been unchanged since the shop opened in 1958, when Bolshaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa was still named after revolutionary Zhelyabov. The locals call it “doughnut shop at Zhelyabova”. The piping hot airy doughnuts with a generous dusting of confectionary sugar and waxed paper instead of napkins have been around for 57 years.
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Coffee in the Kitchen is the same as More Coffee, but located at Fontanka Embankment. Coffee varieties, roasts and grinds change from day to day and the most interesting offers are published behind the barista on a chalkboard. All food and coffee are prepared in open kitchen.
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Over the last year Moscow coffee house franchise has opened several Double B spots in St. Petersburg and the local favourites include latte with sage sirop and lavender raf coffee. But regular coffee is excellent as well - the owners carefully select the best beans from the Ethiopian, Kenyan and Salvadorean coffee plantations and are almost practicing witchcraft over their brews.
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It is always amazing that there are people who simply come to Tasty Tidbits for lunch. They get the pickle soup, a Greek salad and Beed Stroganoff and completely ignore the ice cream glass-case. The case contains perfect plombir (full cream ice) and various astonishing sorbets with tastes such as blueberry and lavender, melon with prosecco and mint, chanterelle ice cream, rye bread ice cream, mustard sorbet and dozens of others. The owner of Tasty Tidbits Kirill Vinogradov visits the kitchen every night in order to think up some new kind of ice cream for the next day.
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The owners of More Coffee had managed to change the locals’ love of coffee, getting them interested in organic blends, manual roasting and other rituals of the coffee-drinking world. Employees of More Coffee are regularly invited as judges for European barista competitions so you can be sure that you’ll get best quality coffee at this place. The small kitchen also makes rolls, muffins and sandwiches.

A cake-shop located on 44 Nevsky is one of the most famous places in the city and a paradise for everyone, who’s got a sweet tooth. It’s very hard to miss – polar bears in the window will show the way.

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