This small Portuguese-esque bakary found its place in the heart of one of the biggest exhibition spaces of Saint Petersburg – “Loft Project Etagi”. The unusual menu and location (inside of a shipping container) transport you to the shores of Portugal where the main idea as well as the main speciality come from.
The place offers homemade muffins (family recipe) and of course Pastel de nata – an old Portuguese dessert. The recipe was invented by monks of the ancient Jerónimos cloister in Lisbon in 18th century. They are cup shaped cakes with scalded cream and they sometimes come with different toppings. My personal opinion: they’re worth trying. I ordered a dozen of each for my birthday party!
Don’t forget about coffee. Bica is a strong coffee, a Portuguese variation of espresso. Galão is a drink made of espresso and foamed milk. Finally, Meia de leite is half coffee, half milk. At least one drink will catch your fancy.
The interior is quite simple but very cosy. The wooden walls and wooden tables make the atmosphere warm and pleasurable. They deserve a special compliment for the tableware. Portuguese porcelain (in the photo) successfully completes your transfer to a warm summer atmosphere. I’m still trying to find where to get it, but the owners can keep a secret!