Blinnaya (Pancake House)

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A favourite among the city's taxi drivers, this place has been open since 1962, and to this day the pancakes are cooked to the official rulebook of the era of public catering.

As well as pancakes, they sold and continue to sell pies, sausages, meat cutlets with cracked wheat, liver pancakes and simple Soviet snacks: egg with mayonnaise, Olivier salad, herring, potato with fried onion. Pelmeni dumplings are molded in vast quantities. All of it is piping hot, delicious, and served on old, chipped plates with blue bordering, while the boiling water for the tea is poured from a samovar, just like in the good old days.