‘Coffee and the City’ is the first chain of mini-cafes in Russia, where people can buy their coffee on-the-go. They’ve opened not so long ago, but since gained many admirers, and I wouldn’t have known about it if my friend who lived close to one of those wonderful places didn’t tell me about it. Once we had a stroll across Pushkin bankment in Gorky Park, and decided to have a coffee.
She recommended I try a coffee with a ‘secret ingredient’ – apparently it was some kind of syrup. So it intrigued me because it’s so funny and advertising in a very original way. Yes, it was pretty good, and even I, who prefers sugar, was impressed with it. Since then this spot became one of my favourites.
There are already many ‘Coffee and the City’ cafes around Moscow. Some of them work as booths which serve food on the go, other have tables to have a seat. And I guess that people who have it near their home or offices are very lucky because they have an opportunity to enjoy their breakfast porridge every day. But this Gorky Park spot is truly worth visiting, especially when it’s a nice day and you can sit on the park bench with your friend, having a snack, arranging a little picnic. I prefer the cold boiled pork sandwich – tasty and nutritious. The speed of service is very impressive – a little bit over a minute! And besides the prices are very reasonable.