I tend to hesitate when everybody starts praising something I haven’t tried myself yet. It works for movies, books, even coffee places. So even though I had known about Tchk for several months, I was trying to avoid it so as not to disappoint myself, because things are never as good as they seem on Instagram, you know?
But then I did visit Tchk, and to my surprise, it was definitely the same place I’d been told about, and I was happy I wouldn’t be hesitating longer.
It’s rather hard to find: from Austrian square you need to find Mira street and go through the first arc, then to the second yard. You’ll probably see some people walking there as well (or returning from Tchk to the square).
It’s tiny: even though there are a small table and some seats at the counter, it feels rather crowded and you might want to drink your coffee in the garden outside (like the girl on the picture did).
It’s precious: the staff is super-nice, the desserts are handmade and the coffee is fresh and delicious (see their Instagram profile).
You might meet a cat named Sugar here.
There also are some children books at the window so even if you do not read in Russian, you can leaf through them for their amazing illustrations while waiting for your coffee and cherry pie with ice cream.
Yet I’m not sure if you’ll have to wait long. I’m served here really quick.