Have you ever tasted “rye bread” flavored ice cream? Well, I have. At this place. And I cannot say that it’s my favorite now, but I can say I was impressed: there was no bread there yet it tasted like there definitely was.
This spot looks rather average from the outside, but it’s not. It’s off the beaten track not only for a tourist but for a regular citizen who doesn’t live or work in the neighborhood, yet I try to come here anyway. There are three reasons.
First, they produce ice cream with rather unusual flavors (and without anything artificial — the owner/chef Kirill answers questions himself at VK fan page). I’ve tried also “tikka masala” and “matcha”, and when I visited last time, they had also “tomato & basil” flavor (the pink one on the right side of the picture). It’s great that every ice cream ball comes in its own bowl; I’d hate to mix flavors.
Second, they have specialty coffee (and the barista was really helpful when I was choosing a way of drinking it — I ended up with espresso). They have the Victoria Arduino VA 388 Black Eagle Gravimetric coffee machine if you know what I mean (I personally have no idea, but the coffee critics say it’s the only place in the city with such a thing).
Third, they also have small glasses of hot chocolate (made from artisan chocolate). Eight types to choose from! Last time I had “Dominican Republic” flavor.