The Best Pastry Shops of Moscow

Pastry |© Pixabay
Pastry |© Pixabay
Photo of Yulia S.
Contributor / Journalist2 November 2017

The capital of Russia is literally full of fantastic and cozy pastry shops. And over the past few years, the Moscow café scene had a significant change for pastry shops of all kind. Not only more new spots are serving better cakes, croissants, and pies, but there are also some new international shops openings with a pastry in each category. So highlighting just a few of them means that some nice spots are sure to be excluded. But below you’ll find our recommendations for the finest delightful places to go and grab something sweet upon your arrival to Moscow.

Pushkin Pastry Shop

Cafe, Restaurant, Patisserie, Dessert Shop, Pastry Shop, Bakery, Russian
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The pastry shop at Cafe Pushkin opened its doors back in 2006. The dessert menu provides its visitors an opportunity to choose the best extraordinary cakes, biscuits, sherbets, and candies decorated with berries and gold leaves, which are the real masterpieces. This is a very famous place among tourists and locals as well, however, the prices are expensive. All the desserts are prepared only with premium quality products delivered to the shop directly from France. This is one of the best places for a warm family tea ritual, a romantic date, and meetings with friends.

Upside Down Cake Co.

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Dessert Shop, Pastries, Russian, $$$
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Upside Down Cake Co. was founded in 2011, right in the business district of Moscow, not far from The Red Square. The sweet menu offers you an extensive range of tasty cupcakes, cakes, and pies, along with traditional American desserts, individual cakes for delivery, and original beverages. Good for a family coffee or tea time, business and friend meetings, important events, children’s birthday parties, and so on.

Tchaikovsky Cafe

Bakery, Restaurant, Cafe, Russian, Italian, European, Georgian, $$$
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One of the most interesting creations of Novikov, in the capital of Russia, Tchaikovsky Cafe is a local institution for so-called “cultural food” right near the building of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Hall, near the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Each course in this café is a combination of traditional Russian recipes and modern gastronomic trends, especially the dessert menu. Here they specialize in fruit tarts with buttery crusts, honey cakes, dark brown croissants with cream and jam centers, and pain au chocolate with crisp. While you’re here, pick up a loaf of Russian bread and put jam on it, it’s a delicious treat!

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