Even if there’s a countless number of desserts to try and places to go in a city as big as Moscow
, not all the desserts are produced in the same way and are worth trying. Some of these iconic sweets are worthy of a special visit to the bakery or a cafe, and some of them even might be served in a good local restaurant
. We’ve prepared for you a list of the most iconic dessert spots in the city of Moscow. You’ll want to treat yourself before you leave.
Cafe, Pastries, $$$
Golubka Dessert Cafe, located right in the heart of Moscow, specialises in the production of the best sweets and desserts in the central area of Moscow. Here you can customise your dessert according to your preferences and tastes. They also have gluten free and low-fat options for those who want something sweet, but are following a strict diet.
Cafe, Russian, $$$
This centrally located dessert cafe and small bakery offers up a vast selection of traditional Russian and European desserts with various toppings and creams, including French macarons, apple pies, chocolate and strawberry cakes and more. The menu gives visitors an opportunity to try the best cookies, sweets and caramels in Moscow.
Patisserie, French, $$$
This little French bakery is located in the centre of the Patriarch Ponds district in Moscow. It is all about classic French desserts and chocolates. With the oven located in the same shop, it’s tempting to order whatever is baking at the moment, but there will always be someone there to recommend other treats as well. If you’re a fan of French pastries and cakes, you’ll love Michel Bakery.
One Teaspoon Cafe
Cafe, Russian, $$$
This small, elegantly rustic, dessert cafe is undoubtedly one of the best sweet spots in the downtown area. It is always packed with locals in the afternoon, which means it is a great choice for your next cup of coffee and slice of apple pie that tastes like it was pulled fresh from a Russian Babushka’s oven. An impressive menu offers enough choices of desserts, cakes and cupcakes to please any visitor.
Upside Down Cake Co.
Cafe, American, $$$
This Moscow based American dessert spot was founded back in 2011, right in the financial and business district of Moscow, close to Red Square. Its dessert menu offers an extensive range of tasty American classics like cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, pancakes, pies and more.
Pushkin Cafe & Pastry Shop
Patisserie, Russian, $$$
The dessert and pastry menu at Pushkin offers its visitors a wide range of traditional Russian and French desserts, including signature cakes, macarons, eclairs, biscuits and decorated candies. Pushkin is popular among travellers, and while it is more expensive, it is worth a visit.