‘Culinary shops of Bratya Karavaevy’ (Bratya Karavaevy meaning Karavaev Brothers, evidently an allusion to the famous Fyodor Dostoevsky novel ‘The Brothers Karamazov’, and ‘karavay’ is a traditional Slavic bread which is the symbol of hospitality) is a well-known chain of cafes where you may find almost anything, from vegetarian dishes to authentic desserts and even French baguettes and croissants.
It seems it’s already been five years now, but personally I don’t remember it being so fashionable then. I got acquainted with Bratya Karavaevy three years ago, in summer 2011, thanks to my friend who is really a fan of such spots.
Back then I tried to visit all of Bratya Karavaevy’s spots just because I loved them so much. For me, it was something completely different. Mostly because the interior was Parisian – well, I imagined Paris, the city of my childhood dreams, and its ‘boulangeries’ just like that, a bit noisy but cozy, and atmospheric. And I was eager to eat there anytime, anywhere, just because it was symbolical for me.
Bratya Karavaevy cafes still remain somewhat unique for me. I often call on their spots, and sit there, or take the meal away. After 19:00 there is a 20% discount for dishes made by the chefs. Most of all, I like the roll with turkey meat and panna cotta there. Tempura shrimps are pretty good, too. All the Bratya Karavaevy cafes are full of people who love this chain for its tasty meals and atmosphere.