The Best Places for Dessert in St Petersburg

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Olga Glioza

Everyone needs a bit of la dolce vita sometimes, especially when the sky is grey and it is raining or snowing outside…which happens pretty often in St Petersburg. Culture Trip has selected the seven best places to go for a perfect dessert in Russia’s Venice of the North.

Mickey & Monkeys

Cafe, Dessert, Seafood, Tea

This bright, eclectic place is full of menu surprises and is famous for its “overshakes” based on the milkshake concept, with all ingredients put into a tall glass, forming a huge tower. The menu at Mickey & Monkeys is full of some great names: “Mickey Minaje,” “Bloody Betty,” “Chocolate Vendetta” and other association-provoking combinations. Very sweet and very tasty!


Cafe, Restaurant, Dessert, Vegetarian, European, Gluten-free

The vegetatian café Botanika has already existed for ten years, and during this time it has introduced the world of Ayurvedic cuisine to its guests. The desserts here are not just delicious, they’re also healthy.


Cafe, Dessert, Coffee

Waff&Love is the first Hong Kongese bubble waffle spot in St Petersburg. Each waffle has 30 bubbles that are filled with any of your favorite flavors: Snickers, chocolate, marshmallow, and so on. On top of that – ice cream, whipped cream, Nutella, and fruits. The true art of sweetness!


Cafe, Restaurant, Dessert, Russian, European, Coffee

CoCoCo is a restaurant famous for how they serve the dishes: each of them looks like a piece of art. Desserts are not an exception. Taking inspiration from Russian cuisine traditions, chefs at CoCoCo are reimagining their desserts with a contemporary concept: delicious and beautiful.

Di Neve

Cafe, Dessert

Around 110 kinds of gelato and 40 kinds of sorbet are waiting for you at Di Neve. This auteur gelateria has became extremely popular thanks to their delicious and unique flavors, some of which you can find only here.

Radosti Coffee

Cafe, Dessert, Coffee

Radosti is a minimalist coffee shop with some great desserts and a view overlooking the Neva River. The space is full of light, and the atmosphere is great for working, studying, and catching up with friends on a coffee break.


Cafe, Dessert, European, Coffee, Russian

Sever is one of the legendary places to have a dessert in St Petersburg. Many locals have grown up with the flavors of the cakes from here, so once in St Petersburg, make sure to stop by their location on Nevsky Prospect.

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