The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Zamoskvorechye, Moscow

Patricia Krujalskyte

Moscow is a city with a long and rich history and both Western and Eastern influences. The Zamoskvorechye district in the heart of the city is no exception. As such, brunch is popular and the 40,000 local residents and tourists alike have a good choice of places to try; we list some of the best.

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1. Bar-Buffet Nikolay

Bakery, Bar, Restaurant, Russian

Bar-Buffet Nikolay is a mix of two life-long dreams; the owner Kiril has always wanted his own bar, and his mother has always dreamed of her own bakery. So, they combined their efforts and the result is an unusual yet great little place.

2. Fedya, Dich!

Market, Cafe, Russian

Located in Danilovsky Market, one of the most exciting markets in Moscow, Fedya, Dich! is an original choice for brunch and deserves a visit. It’s a simple place, with quirky wooden interiors and jars of kompot adorning the shelves, that serves a simple menu.

3. Mechta

Cafe, Restaurant, Japanese, Russian

In Mechta, you can order from breakfast around the clock. Feel like eggs benedict or omelette in the evening? No problem. Alongside Mechta’s ordinary menu there are also seasonal offers, homemade pies and oriental and Japanese menus. Here, customers can wash it all down with a pot of loose-leaf teas. Enjoy the feast sitting in large and plush sofas and armchairs, and if you accidentally stay until night time, prepare for karaoke and DJs.

4. Moments

Gastropub, Cocktails, Russian

The interior of Gastropub Moments is bold and urban – a relaxing place for brunch any day of the week. Moments serve an eclectic menu with items such as Israeli hummus, Greek options with delicious tzatziki sauce, Turkish kofta or Scandinavian smørrebrød. Moments does great cocktails and even greater coffee.

5. Grand Victoria

Restaurant, European, Russian, Cocktails

Grand Victoria is a great little restaurant in its own right with elegant old-school interiors and classic European and Russian dishes. For brunch, you best choose from a lunch menu; even though it is not very extensive, the menu varies almost daily. There are also menus for European and Russian dishes, that include avocado with cocktail shrimp, snails with garlic butter, homemade dumplings, and classic fish and meat dishes, such as sturgeon Moscow-style and beef stroganoff.

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