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.
If you can’t quite decide what to have for brunch, head to the cafeteria Grably and while wandering through its three floors of free-flow design, your eyes will decide for you. A beautiful sunny and floral space reminiscent of early 20th century atriums, Grably is the perfect place to go to with a family, a group of friends or even alone.
Pyatnitzkaya Street, House 27, Moscow, +7 495 545 08 30
Three floors of a yacht design, decorated in a way to remind you about sea and exploration, Café Discovery Club stands for one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Moscow. Lounge music and a quiet and romantic atmosphere makes this spot great for brunch, especially on Sundays as customers can get 20% off on the whole menu.
24 Novokuznetskaya Street, Building 2, Moscow, +7 495 953 38 63
‘Generosity is not a vice’ is the motto of the Baltschug Grill located in the Kempinski hotel. Baltschug boasts picturesque panoramic views of Kremlin and subtle and warm décor. At the end of a tiring week, head to the Sunday magnum brunch at Baltschug and spoil yourself a bit. The prices are not cheap, but everything is included: free-flowing Ruinart champagne, live bands, and a royal spread.
Balchug Street, 1, Moscow, +7 495 287 20 08
For delicious and filling Swiss cuisine, head to the Jean de Baran Bistro. Its specialty and pride are the sausages made of several types of chilled meat. As a brunch option during the week, try a business lunch with several price options. On the weekends, the Swiss brunch comes highly recommended. Or, to make it easier for yourself, have a daily Swiss set, which includes fondue for two and a bottle of wine.
Sadovnicheskaya Embankment, 69, Moscow, +7 495 640 43 43
If you want absolute peace and quiet to accompany your brunch, head to Mate; being noisy is against the rules here. There is a small entrance fee and customers have to remove their shoes, but in return, you’ll receive colorful socks based on your Mayan sun sign. In these peaceful and quiet surroundings, customers can can invigorate their minds with mate tea, a traditional South American caffeine-rich drink.
Lesteva Street, 19/2, Moscow, +7 495 952 00 46