I’ve been working not far from “Yeda i Kofe” and I used to go there almost every day. “Yeda i Kofe” (Food & coffee) is a pretty ordinary place, like many others. But what really deserves attention are their incredible business lunches! It’s very tasty and inexpensive.
3 dishes (soup, salad, second course) cost 250 rubles, a combination of two dishes – 200 rubles. Also, lunch includes coffee, tea or more. If I take a full meal, I can never eat it completely, I always take one dish with me. The lunch menu is different every day.
Theirs is simple home cooking: cutlets, beef stroganoff, cream soups… It’s not so easy to find tasty and inexpensive lunch in the historic center of St. Petersburg. All cafes want to make money on tourists, so local people have to look for suitable places.
Lunches are served from 12:00 and are finished when everything cooked for the day has been eaten. This usually happens around 14:00. A couple of times I came at 14:30 and that was too late — all lunches were over.
The cafe is quite small, only 7 tables. The decor is nice and cozy. If you find yourself in the city center and want a simple, tasty and satisfying lunch, be sure to visit this place.