V. Kluchnikov/Blinnaya (Pancake House)

Ilnar Tukhbatov/TASS
This urban café is mostly dedicated to crepes, or bliny: with clarified butter, chicken, honey, mushrooms, mozzarella and ham, salmon, and other fillings. They also offer soups, salads, meat entrees and other more familiar food. The interior is basic, with no "special effects" to distract one from eating. The café takes up two floors. On the second floor, they actually have a full restaurant with piano evenings and literary readings, while the ground floor space is a self-service cafeteria Blinnaya. Arguably the best format for a food and beverage establishment in the touristy Ulitsa Baumana (Baumana Street): you quickly grab bliny and get on with exploring the city.