We heart Moscow has prepared for you a list of new places – restaurants, cafés and stores that had opened in Moscow in late April.
MARKUS PASTRY ONLINE CONFECTIONERY
Markus Pastry Facebook page
The owner of the closed Brown Fox and Lazy Dog cafe, Elena Marcus has launched the online confectionery Markus Pastry. The pastry shop offers cakes, wedding cakes and macaroons. The price of cakes starts at 1800 rubles (€24.59), and the price of a wedding cake – from 50.000 rubles (€683.16), and macaroons – from 800 rubles (€10.93) for minimum 10 pieces. Later, the owner plans to add cupcakes and cakes for children to the menu, as well as run a catering service.
The cakes should be ordered in two or three days before the desired delivery date, and wedding cakes, depending on the complexity, should be ordered in two – four weeks. Markus Pastry works by prepayment of 70%. There are no ready-made cakes in the confectionery – everything is made to order.
ROUGE BUNNY ROUGE STORE
Rouge Bunny Rouge Facebook page
Rouge Bunny Rouge beauty supply store has opened in Barykovsky lane. Here you can purchase facial cosmetics, makeup, fragrance and accessories such as brushes, mirrors and sharpeners. Prices of fragrances starts from 5,820 rubles. The accessories cost from 720 rubles (€9.84) per shadow applicator to 3000 rubles (€40.99) for a blush brush.
The store also offers free make-up service. According to representatives of the brand, it is possible to make it as often as you wish from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 19:00. To use this service, you should register in advance by phone: +7 495 620 35 48. In addition, visitors are treated with tea, coffee and champagne.
The store brings perfume from France, cosmetics from in England, and the rest – from Italy. The brand is available corners in ten countries.
Barykovsky lane, 6
HARRY COOPER OPTICS
Harry Cooper Facebook page
Harry Cooper is an optics, opened by people who spent a lot of time in search of decent rims for normal price, which is a real challenge in Moscow. Therefore, they decided to solve the problem themselves and opened an online optics. It sells custom-made rims of their own design, immediately inserting the lens by your prescription. The optics uses Italian plastic to make the rims and high-quality lenses. The collection includes more or less all the classic options of rims – round, square, and cat-eye in different colors. In addition, the optics offers a collection of sunglasses. The price of any model with lenses is 4500 rubles (€61.48); sunglasses cost 3900 rubles (€53.29).
Wafflestory Facebook page
A new place with unpretentious French food opened at the beginning of Novy Arbat Street. Wafflestory’s design is nice and not annoying – with views of Paris at the walls. Waiters greet guests with a loud ‘Bonjour’. The menu is based mainly on waffles and crepes and includes hot dishes – quiches, salads, onion soup (190 rubles - €2.60) and so on.
Especially you should pay attention to buckwheat waffles: they are served with snails (280 rubles), with smoked mackerel and sour cream (290 rubles - €3.96), with fried apples (230 rubles - €3.14).
Cafe opens at 8 o’clock in the morning, so you can go there for breakfast – take a crepe or waffles with jam (120 rubles), Nutella (180 rubles - €2.46), salt caramel (160 rubles - €2.19), or buckwheat waffle Croque-Madame (270 rubles - €3.69), vanilla wafer with cheese (240 rubles - €3.28) or crepe soufflé with lemon (200 rubles - €2.73). This is the most delicious breakfast offer in this area and at this time of day.
Novy Arbat Street, 5
PINE AND LINDEN
Pine and Linden Facebook page
Pine and Linden is a tiny bar on Pokrovka Street with сraft beer and coffee by Cherny Cooperative.
The place is really small — there is a bar counter, beer deposits, a vinyl player and a couple of chairs on the first floor and two more little tables and a toilet on the second. Actually, Pine and Linden is going to work more as takeout shop.
Presently, the bar has 10 cranes with draft beer, including Zagovor, Jaws, Saldens and AF Brew breweries. Mainly Russian beer is sold on tap; it costs 150–200 rubles (€2.05 -€2.73) per half a liter. Foreign beer is sold in bottles. There are about tens types here: for every taste and purse. Soon food will appear here: traditional beer snacks and sandwiches.
In addition, here is the Cherny Cooperative’s counter with different types of coffee and desserts. The drinks cost from 150 (€2.05) to 250 rubles (€3.42).
It is possible to have some coffee in Pine and Linden from 9 o’clock in the mornings, and taste beer — from 14.00.
Pokrovka Street, 31
Laflafel Facebook page
Laflafel is a nice kosher shop with fast food and human prices. The project opened a stationary cafe on Makarenko Street, not far from Chistie Prudi. Mr. Laflafel is a good place to have a lunch, but breakfast here are also nice. The café opens at 11 am and offers a toast with homemade jam and butter (150 rubles - €2.05), toast with mushroom pate and chutney radish (150 rubles - €43.04) and hummus burger (199 rubles - €2.72) for breakfast. These snacks are served throughout the day, up to 22 hours. Starting from 14.00, the dinner menu of 3 dishes is served. You can order hummus with bread, salad and pickles (270 rubles - €3.69), tali – a complex dish with basmati rice with vegetables curry, lentil soup, baked onion chutney with tomatoes, pickles or mango squash , lentil and crispy tortilla (270 rubles - €3.69 for half portion, 350 rubles - €4.78– for the whole) and the soup of the day (150 rubles - €2.05).
In addition, Laflafel serves coffee (from 89 rubles - €1.22 for espresso and 180 rubles - €2.46 for big flat-white) and tea, including masala (99 rubles - €1.35 per 250 ml) and Lemon Honey Ginger (199 rubles - €2.72 per 500 ml).
The café complies with kashrut requirements, but without fanaticism. Thus, on Friday it is promised to celebrate the Sabbath, – for example, to bake challah and treat everybody with it.
Makarenko Street, 4, buils. 1