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Small Double – Best Raf coffee in the city

Small Double is a cozy place with great music and open-hearted baristas. It feels like they were waiting you all day long and finally there you are :).

First of all, this is a special spot for coffee-addicted people like me. Small Double suggests a really interesting Russian coffee-based cocktail, the so-called Raf Coffee. Folklore says that this is the only coffee drink that was invented in Russia. Basically, it is an alcohol free coffee drink that is made with espresso, milk and cream. The balance of all three components matters and the baristas of Small Double manage to do it really great. For the summer season you can order an ice version, however I am the true fan of the hot, cold-season Raf Coffee.

Secondly, I would agree with those who say Small Double bakes fantastic pastries, particularly croissants. Don’t miss your chance to try the chocolate cake and cream cheese fritters, or as locals call it ‘syrniki’. By the way, breakfasts are served all day long.

Finally, I love the space’s design very much. If you – like me – enjoy sitting on window sills, you can have this experience in Small Double.

Just a small tip on how to reach the place. It is more convenient to reach the spot via the crossroads between Gorokhovaya and Kazanskaya streets, the closest one. If you come from Grivtsova side street, you will face some traffic inconvenience because of reconstruction works. 

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Details about this spot



Kazanskaya ul, 26, Saint Petersburg

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:30 - 22:00, Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00


Raf Coffee: RUB 150


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