Welcome to Moscow, where, among other pleasures, are the country’s best coffee houses. If you have been here for a long time, be prepared for a complete renewal of the map of good cafes. Experienced capital giants overtake, and sometimes sharply ahead in the standards of institutions that live without a week. Our guide to “the best coffee in Moscow” includes both well-known residents and new promising names.
Double B is a popular chain of coffee houses that takes experience and quality very seriously. The focus here is on studying the properties of beans, experimenting and perfecting the art of brewing. The finest ingredients are sourced from Ethiopia, Kenya, Honduras and El Salvador and then expertly roasted in-house.
You’re lucky enough to get into Double B for a cupping on the occasion of a new exotic variety of bean. The baristas here demonstrate alternative methods of making the drink: Chemex, Hario, and aeropress. In Miliutinsky Lane you’ll be lucky enough to try an aromatic cup from the hands of the Russian barista champion or the world champion in latte-art and coffee with alcohol.
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Once in this coffee shop, be sure to order the best author’s coffee. And at Double-B, you can also get a great raff-mousse, cappuccino with syrup, and an Americano, which they call “lungo” here. The fragrant croissants from the local pastry chef are highly praised. Restrained interior and democratic price disposes not to think about anything but ordered delights.
Another major network that is consistently ranked among the best coffee shops in Moscow by virtually every rating. It is often said that Caffeomania is the most delicious, but the most expensive coffee. Specialists are personally involved in the selection of lots to purchase the best beans from plantations. Two pros and a vintage Probat machine are responsible for the roasting.
The incomparable raff is brewed here. Of the masters’ original creations, the Singapore with lemon accent; lattes with esterhazi, caramel, and halva are particularly good. As an alternative, masters practice purovers and French press. By the way, the chain has its own training center for training competent baristas in Moscow.
The central coffee house is located in Maliy Cherkasskiy Lane, on Lubyanka. There is no cookie-cutter design at Kofemaniya, an individual project is created for each cafe. But these institutions can be recognized by the impressive chandeliers, luxurious leather sofas and open kitchen. A long list of gourmet dishes are prepared in front of the guests.
ABC Coffee Roasters
This inexpensive and cozy coffee house in Moscow with Kursk roots is the most fashionable on Pokrovka Street. That is why you don’t have to count on a free place at the table. Visitors are happy to huddle at the concrete counter, sipping the famous American press, author’s latte or butch-brew (local filter). The alternative Trinity is worth ordering, if only for the sake of watching the funnel operating from a mobile app.
The pub’s author, Sergey Rubin, hails from Omsk, and the roasting shop is located there as well. Fussy about the quality of grain, Rubin buys directly from leading farmers. The love for their business, the constant search for innovation is reflected in every new cup from “ABC”.
The pastry chef is not inferior to local baristas in skill. Moscow regulars say his almond or oatmeal pumpkin cookies and wonderful cupcakes can develop a deep addiction.
The world-famous roaster company just couldn’t get past the list of establishments with the tastiest coffee in Moscow. For almost 50 years Starbucks has been skillfully exposing the world to the versatility of “black gold” Specialty varieties. In 2006, Moscow was delighted with the first coffee house of the top brand. Only very good coffee is served here. A distinctive feature of the establishments is the speed with which the author’s items are prepared.
Starbucks menu has a lot of traditional American drinks with cream and various syrups. Espresso dopio, latte macchiato and frappuccino are also waiting for the guests. A nice touch is the availability of decaf, sugar substitutes and lactose-free milk. In addition, the staff of the coffee chain is extremely friendly.
West 4. Coffee Brew Bar
Coffee bar West 4 is well-known to every caffeine lover in Moscow. Classics and alternatives (V60, Hario, Chemex, Aeropress) are prepared here from selected grains at high level. The rich menu includes delicious desserts: cupcakes, cakes, carrot cake.
There is a cordial atmosphere here. Those who are interested in unusual coffee houses in Moscow should visit West 4 on Ostozhenka. Industrial brick walls, tables-sills and vintage decor dispose to dream over a fragrant cup. Add magnificent view from windows, music on vinyl and live jazz in the evenings – that’s a perfect start to an unforgettable night in Moscow.
42 Coffee Shop
Original establishment in the spirit of the time continues the route of interesting coffee houses in Moscow. Format reflects modern trends in the fight for health of body and mind. In a cozy coffee shop across from Patriarch’s Ponds you will be offered unparalleled coffee, vegetable milk, diet desserts, food for vegans and raw people.
Nastia Godunova, a well-known barista, uses a product from Coffee Owl Roasters. Besides good classics, the master delights the guests with original positions: turmeric, matcha latte, cocoa on coconut water. Professionals at 42 Coffee Shop are the best at convincing guests that HGH is really delicious.
Wake Up Café
Many Moscow gourmands come to “wake up” to this compact, atmospheric coffee shop. A wide range of refreshing drinks and a high class of its execution entices guests. Along with hot classics, Wake Up Café offers unusual drinks: lavender, blueberry, citrus raff, and rosemary latte. Coffee masters use hario, aeropress, and Chemex.
The best Brazilian raw materials are roasted on their own. In the heat of the day, visitors are treated to cold coffee and homemade lemonade. Belousov brothers, owners of the coffee house, interpret their format as “good coffee syndrome” and never stop learning the endless art of coffee-making.
Gift Coffee is a relatively new addition to the beautiful coffee houses in Moscow. The cafe hides in a cozy courtyard just next to the noisy Pushkinskaya Street. Here you can hide from the hum of the city to get ready for the working day. Get your thoughts together with a comfortable vintage sofa by the window and a cup of noble, invigorating drink.
At Gift Coffee we use two kinds of raw materials: Common Coffee for the traditional items and Laboratoria Coffee for the alternatives. The author’s recipes have their own seasonality and slightly wild names (Penguin Latte, Flat White Grizzly). The unorthodox names plus the welcoming staff – at Gift Coffee make even the frowniest guest smile.