I walked near Verlé Garden every week for at least a year. And I didn’t even know it existed! So if you follow my advice, chances are you’ll find yourself in a quiet corner with good coffee or tea – and you might never stumble upon this place on your own.
It’s not usual for restaurant and cafe owners to place a coffee/tea spot inside a huge grey building on the side of the Nizami garden: it’s destined to be small, quiet, local. When I sip my Aeropress Peruvian coffee, I witness many dog owners drop by to get a takeaway (Nizami garden is one of the rare green spots to walk dogs on Petrogradskaya storona).
There are some snacks like granola or smørrebrød in the menu but as I read in the Foursquare app they happen to run out of food sometimes so I suggest you come after lunch or dinner and enjoy your hot (or cold) digestives (see the menu on the website).
Coffee or tea – they don’t run out of these things here. I had a great variety of choice when I asked for both hot beverages. You can chat to the barista while you choose your flavor.