Dom Chaya (Tea House)

Ilnar Tukhbatov/TASS
This inexpensive café, almost a traditional Tatar diner, is located right in the centre of the city, halfway down the pedestrian Ulitsa Baumana (Baumana Street). The interior is modest, some tables are covered with white tablecloths and some with oilcloths, and the trays are plastic. This is not the kind of place where you would want to outstay your meal. You eat and move on. But do stop by for the food. The Tatar soups and pastries are superb here, and the prices are very sparing. Dom Chaya is definitely ideal for a quick and inexpensive lunch.