Boulka Khleba Saint Petersburg

Image by Ekaterina Kalinina

Boulka Khleba – Simple and tasty pastry

I found this place spontaneously. I was walking down Vosstaniya street to visit my friends and thought that a cup of cappuccino would be a great idea, because the weather was nasty.

And then I saw the door and smelled the fascinating scent of fresh bread. The title seems weird if you want to translate it using dictionaries. This is a sort of play on words that reflects the local dialect. Yep, we have dialects in Russian and there is an opinion, that ‘boulka khleba’ is what locals call white bread. In fact, it means ‘one piece of bread’. I have been living in St.Pete almost all of my life, but I have never used such a definition and it is not really common among my friends and family.

Coming back to the spot. This is a nice and cozy bakery shop where you can buy fresh bread, pastry and sweets. Boulka Khleba is pretty popular among locals, so if you are here around 18:00 you will find almost empty shelves. This is the side effect of good quality and fair prices. You can take away or have your coffee with Sacher inside. The bakery is constantly updating the menu, this season they’re preparing zefyr, a rather popular confectionery made from whipping fruit purée.

I don’t want to complicate things, I fell in love with this spot because it is simply nice. But I believe that doing something simple and great is a real art. 

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Details about this spot



Vosstaniya street 37, Saint Petersburg

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 22:00, Sat - Sun 10:00- 22:00


Brownies: RUB 45

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