7 Cafés in Moscow That Are Perfect for Book Lovers

Golden cup and basket with books | © Kaboompics // Karolina / Pexels
Golden cup and basket with books | © Kaboompics // Karolina / Pexels
Culture Trip has already told you about Moscow’s best coffee places and loveliest bookstores. Now we’ve put together a list of cafés where you can satisfy your passions for delicious coffee and a good read.

Kvartira 44

Cafe, Restaurant, Bar, Coffee, Russian, $$$

This restaurant’s name translates to ‘apartment 44’, and it is, indeed, styled like an old-school apartment of Moscow Intelligentsia. Complete with homely lamp shades, shabby bookshelves and an antique piano, Kvartira 44 offers satisfying meals, live piano music after 9 pm and a one-of-a-kind ambience.

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Bookvodom

Library
Bookvodom, located in Sokolniki Park, outgrew its status as a public library a long time ago. Now it’s a beautifully designed multi-purpose cultural centre, which houses a modern library and a coworking space. Here you can attend lectures, book readings, workshops or simply enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
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Literary Cafe

Cafe, Coffee, Russian, $$$

One of Moscow’s biggest and most celebrated bookstores, Moskovskiy Dom Knigi is also a home to the pleasant Literary Cafe with surprisingly good food, exciting workshops, book readings and a plethora of books from which to choose. Here you can recharge your batteries by curling up with a good book on a snug sofa.

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LES

Cafe, Coffee, Russian, $$$

LES, located in the Museum of Moscow, is a perfect spot if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. Loved for its minimalist design, exquisite drinks and coffee-savvy staff, LES is also home to a small but well-chosen library.

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Cafe Pushkin

Cafe, Restaurant, Patisserie, Dessert Shop, Pastry Shop, Bakery, Russian
Café Pushkin, Presnya, Moscow
Café Pushkin, Presnya, Moscow | © e_chaya / Flickr

One of Moscow’s best and most famous restaurants, Cafe Pushkin has an entire dining hall named ‘Library’. Grab a book and enjoy some of the best meals you can have in Russia’s capital, all while soaking in the atmosphere of a historic pre-revolutionary mansion.

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