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Vanilla Sky Café

The first thing that you need to know about Vanilla Sky Café is that 11/13 Nikolskaya is not, as you would logically think, between numbers 11 and 13 – go through the archway and it’s the third door on your left.

The stairs take you up to the first floor, to a modern design café in minimalist Japanese style – wooden seats and screens, candles and cushions. The interesting thing is that, despite the oriental design, this café does NOT serve sushi, instead concentrating on reasonably priced sandwiches, salads and soups.

Vanilla Sky is a less expensive alternative for a post-sightseeing/post-shopping drink than Bosco Café in GUM – although it doesn’t have the view. Service is friendly and welcoming as well as fast and efficient. Hookah pipes are on offer and the large wooden tables make it a good place for social gathering.

Nikolskaya 11/13, Bldg 3,
+7 495 298 5895 / +7 495 606 0153
Opening Times
daily, 10am (noon Sat/Sun)-midnight.
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