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‘Chai-Cofe’ Shop – Chinese tea house

There is a building in the Chinese style on Myasnitsky street in a line of normal houses in the center of Moscow. It is “Chai-Cofe” shop, unusual both inside and outside. The tea house was built between 1890 – 1893 for the founder of the tea company “Perlov and Sons”, S.V. Perlova. The architect Carle Gippius turned it into “the Chinese house” in 1895 – 1896. Such elements as Chinese patterns and a two-level “pagoda” tower were used for this purpose.

The decor insides is also impressive. There are both sculptures, and ornaments, and vases, and carpets. And the wonderful combination of the smell of tea and coffee makes me come back to this shop again and again. There are not only various types of tea and coffee, but also sweets in the shop. Frankly speaking, most of all I like to buy cakes in “Chai-Cofe”. They are inexpensive and always fresh.

The look of the building is an excellent advertisement and attracts clients. “The Chinese house” is always full of visitors.

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Address

Myasnitskaya ulitsa, 19, Moscow

Telephone number

+79175531707

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00, Sat 10:00 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 19:00

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)