The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Zamoskvorechye, Moscow

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12 December 2016

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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Grably

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

Mechta

Cafe, Restaurant, Japanese, Russian, $$$
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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.

Moments

Gastropub, Cocktails, Russian, $$$
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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.

Grand Victoria

Restaurant, European, Russian, Cocktails, $$$
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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.

Baltschug Grill

‘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

Sunday Brunches at Baltschug Grill | Courtesy of the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
Sunday Brunches at Baltschug Grill | Courtesy of the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow

Jean de Baran Bistro

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

Mate

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

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