Sweet tooth, this article is for you. Although, or probably luckily it is so, Saint Petersburg is a huge city and there you can find everything, there is no real need to travel much from one place to another. Lots of cool entertaining and dining spots are situated right in the city centre. For instance, you can find many cafes with delicious desserts and various sweets walking along Nevsky Prospekt of Saint Petersburg.
Eliseevy Merchants’ Shop
This shop you will not mix up with anything else. Its beautiful inner and outer design, as well as always popular location brings lots of attention. There you can have a cup of coffee with some unusual desserts. Eliseevy Merchants’ Shop has its own souvenir department, a restaurant and a bakery, led by a French chef whose caramel and chocolates are among the best in the world.
Open hours: Daily 10:00-23:00
Address: Nevsky Prospekt 56
There are two shops on Nevsky Prospekt where you can view the candy making process. The company specializes on creating caramel and states that all its ingredients are 100% organic. You can watch the process in front of a large window or go inside, buy a ready-made sweet and relax in a cafe.
Open hours: Daily 10:00-23:00
Address: Nevsky Prospekt 77; Nevsky Prospekt 48
One of the oldest sweet-shops in Saint Petesburg that was first mentioned in the city publication in 1903. The place has changed several owners and names, but it got especially popular after the Great Patriotic war. Success of the enterprise is connected with the name of Victoria Tatarskaya who created many new sweet desserts during 30 years of her work. They are in sale these days also, so you can taste legendary “Leningrad”, “North”, “Aurora” and other cakes there.
Open hours: Daily 7:00-23:00
Address: Nevsky Prospekt 44
Restaurant “Literaturnoe Cafe”
It is a very important historical place on Nevsky Prospekt that was visited by Alexander Pushkin and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Until 1877, there was a confectionery that then was replaced by an elite restaurant, usually visited by Fyodor Shalapin and Pyotr Tschaikovsky. In 1983, the restaurant got a new name “Literaturnoe Cafe” (Literary Cafe). Since then it has occupied two floors of rooms, decorated with portraits of writers and a wax figure of Pushkin on the corner.
Open hours: Daily 11:00-23:00
Address: Nevsky Prospekt 18
This place is more like a chocolate shop, but it also has a great exhibition of sweet figures and candies. Interestingly, over 20 tons of chocolate is sold there annually. You can get there various candies with nuts, alcohol and other toppings and fillings.
Open hours: Daily 11:00-21:00
Address: Nevsky Prospekt 17
Bulochnaya F. Volchek
Authentic Russia desserts and pastries, as well as worldwide known meals are there to taste. Various cheesecakes, fruit cakes, macaroons, Russian pies with different fillings – these and many more delicacies are offered in the bakery.
Open hours: Daily 8:00-22:00
Address: Nevsky Prospekt 15
A place with true Saint Petersburg spirit is located in its city centre in a popular city attraction – Singer House, or Dom Knigi. Taste aroma coffee with a light breakfast, have a satisfying dinner and do not forget to taste local desserts and sweets.
Open hours: Daily 9:00-23:00
Address: Nevsky Prospekt 28
By the way, most of these places can be visited during a walking tour with a private guide in Saint Petersburg. Thus, if you want to learn more about their history or stop-by for a dessert, feel free to arrange an excursion around Petersburg!