The Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Nizhny Novgorod
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An old Russian proverb states that ‘you should have your breakfast yourself, share your lunch with a friend and give your dinner to your enemy.’ Whether you agree with that or not, the fact remains that breakfast is a very important meal of the day. If you’re headed to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
and happen to find yourself in Nizhny Novgorod
one morning, here are your best breakfast and brunch spots.
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
is a lovely little café in the heart of the city. It serves delicious coffee, many different cakes and a variety of breakfast and brunch options, making it an ideal place to visit on a lazy Sunday morning.
Bar, Gastropub, British, Beer, $$$
If you’re craving something familiar, Angliiskoe Posolstvo
(English Embassy) is the place to go. Dark furniture and wooden panels on the walls make this spot look like a real English pub. They also serve authentic English breakfast every day starting at 8 am, and the breakfast menu is available until 4 pm on the weekends.
Cafe, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, European, Coffee, $$$
specialises, quite obviously, in coffee and cakes. Their breakfast and lunch menu, however, is quite impressive. It is a cosy, casual café, excellent for a good start to a busy day.
Brasserie, French, Seafood, European, $$$
If you’re looking for French chic in Nizhny Novgorod, or a good croque madam, croque monsieur or a croissant, look no further. Gavrosh
opens early on the weekends, making it a great place for breakfast (or a late dinner if you’re still up from the night before).
Cafe, Restaurant, Russian, European, $$$
is an elegant place serving classic Russian and European cuisine with an original spin. It’s a warm and cosy spot, full of books and eclectic furniture. At Bezukhov, you don’t need to compromise on anything; it is open 24 hours per day, and so is their breakfast menu.
Restaurant, North American, Russian, American, Mexican, $$$
is a unique take on a Wild West saloon. It’s open 24 hours a day, and their hearty portions will satisfy the most ravenous of appetites.
Cafe, Contemporary, Russian, $$$
is a café by day and a bar by night, but it is a great place for breakfast as well, where everyone will find something on the varied menu. Chef’s Cafe sits a bit off the main tourist track, so on top of delicious coffee and food, it also provides a truly local experience.