While modern Moscow is full of great coffee and a lot of chain cafés, sometimes it can be hard to navigate, especially if you want to try something special or visit an interesting spot with contemporary design and furniture inside. Here to help is a freshly updated guide on Moscow’s best contemporary coffee spots. This map shares where to find the brightest sweet raf coffee (famous exclusively in Russia), the best-made espresso, a ridiculously wonderful café latte with matcha, or just a really good drip coffee.
A tiny and rustic-chic café that’s packed into the afternoon with locals, this is a great spot for coffee lovers who prefer to visit a particular place without the boring atmosphere of a typical chain café. An extensive menu offers a great choice even for a picky coffee-addicted visitor and numerous baked goods and local desserts. Just keep in mind you should check a map carefully before visiting it.
Mandarin Combustible is undoubtedly one of the best coffee and cocktail spots in a central neighborhood of Moscow, with its unique menu full of fusion drinks coming from European and Asian parts of the world. Drinks come beautifully prepared and are served in Asian and Russian porcelain cups and interesting glasses. Plus there are some prepared fish salads and pre-packaged sandwiches for the lunch crowds.
Tehnikum is a modern gastro bistro and café located in the center of Moscow, not far from The Bolshoi Theatre. This place is all about exciting contemporary food, coffee, and tea and home-made desserts. The interior was designed especially for the place by Olga Treyvas and Vera Odyn, two famous Russian contemporary architects.
NUDE is a beloved spot of the fashionable locals, located right in the heart of Patriarch Ponds, a historical neighborhood of Moscow. Drip coffee and the matcha latte both anchor the menu of this stylish coffee bar. It’s a much stronger choice for coffee than the several chain stores located in this area and it serves a superb apple pie and breakfast. And wine, of course!
The Table Cafe, located in the business district of Moscow, has an energetic yet relaxed vibe with accompanying tunes and good music in the background. The standout offering here is their signature matcha latte coffee, which is very tasty. Wine and prosecco are available here, as well as interesting weekend brunch options. Book in advance for a weekend and come without a reservation during the week.
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