7 Hipster Venues in Moscow Only Locals Know About

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Contributor / Journalist2 January 2018

Moscow, the capital of the biggest country on the planet, has always been a central spot for the latest trends. The modern capital has been taking on a new look recently with an influx of hipsters, who have been setting trends and dictating what is cool throughout the capital. Here’s where to find the best hipster joints in Moscow.

Respublica Bookstore

If there was an award for the most beloved bookstore in Moscow, Respublica Bookstore would undoubtedly win. Located in the heart of the city surrounded by other small shops, Respublica Bookstore is easy to find and easy to spend hours in. The staff picks are absolutely incredible, and you’ll always find something special. You’ll find fiction and non-fiction books along with a unique fine art and photography section on the second floor. There’s also a huge music and rare books section upstairs and locally made souvenirs at the check-out counter. If you love books, we highly recommend a visit to Respublica Bookstore!

1 Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street 10, Moscow, Russia. +7 (499) 251-65-27

Table Cafe

Cafe, Coffee, Russian, $$$
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Located in the business neighbourhood of Moscow, Table Cafe was created by hipsters, for hipsters. Here you may feel a smooth vibe as you listen to perfect playlists and sip your freshly roasted artisan coffee or foam art latte. Yes, this place is hip, but it’s not overrated, and it’s a perfect place to meet up with friends for a cup of coffee, casual brunch or a glass of beer or wine in the evening. Table Cafe is a must visit!

The Burger Brothers

This unusual creation from the Moscow-based Zalesski brothers was designed for the pickiest foodies and contemporary gourmet gurus in the area. It is absolutely worth visiting. The restaurant is located in Moscow’s Tverskoy district, near Tverskaya and Petrovskaya streets. The menu at The Burger Brothers is divided into two parts: burgers and plates; all of which are delicious and can be accompanied by a variety of drinks and tasty home-made desserts.

1 Tverskoy-Yamskoy Pereulok 11, Moscow, Russia. +7 (926) 390-13-20

One Teaspoon Cafe

Cafe, Russian, Coffee, Pastries, $$$
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This rustic-chic and Aussie style cafe is located in the city centre, and it’s always full of locals. One Teaspoon is one of the beloved coffee spots locals frequent if they want to spend some time outside in the city. Its extensive menu (unusual for cafes in the Moscow region) offers a wide variety of coffee drinks, pastries and home-made desserts.

Enthusiast Moto Cafe Moscow

Cafe, Coffee, Russian, $$$
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Enthusiast Moto Cafe Moscow is a favourite spot for Muscovites who appreciate Vespa riding, craft beer, authentic food, art, movies, parties and garage sales. We highly recommend visiting on Friday and Saturday because the cafe arranges amazing parties with good music. Did we mention that the cafe also owns a record label?

David B. Cafe

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Russian, Coffee, $$$
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This ode to the famous Ziggy Stardust, a.k.a David Bowie, is located in the Tverskoy district of Moscow. It is all about the famous artist with photos on the wall and books about him on the shelves. If you are looking for something to Instagram, this is the place. David B. Cafe is worth the wait (which can be an hour or longer) for the best coffee in the district, not to mention perfectly-baked croissants topped with almonds and cinnamon.

FLACON Design Factory

This multi-functional venue is located in the buildings of Moscow’s old perfume bottle factory, which closed back in the 70s. FLACON Design Factory offers its visitors various places to explore, from small vegan bakeries and organic shops to galleries, independent shops and bookstores. Many annual art and design events are arranged by the owners as well. For those who want to experience life like a local, this is a great place to visit.

Bolshaya Novodmitrovskaya Street 36, Moscow, Russia. +7 (495) 790-79-01

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