Novosibirsk: Where to eat

Cafe Cardamom — an exotic place in the downtown of Novosibirsk

Exotic culture, exotic clothes, exotic cuisine are now extremely popular in Russia, including Novosibirsk. Cafe Cardamom was opened several years ago and has been gaining popularity since then. It is not just a cafe, but a combination of a cafe and a shop caled ‘Collection of Trifles’ (Коллекция пустяков).

Vegetarian Cafe OM — the first and the only of this kind in Novosibirsk

I am a vegetarian. I never liked meat, and I stopped eating it completely after I took interest in culture and way of life in India and other Eastern countries and especially after I bought a book on the Indian cuisine and learned how to cook some traditional Indian dishes. It was 6 years ago. there are absolutely no problems to be a vegetarian and even vegan in Siberia, as the choice of vegetables, fruits and cereals is great in all the shops, supermarkets and markets. The only problem is eating out. most cafes and restaurants offer a lot of everything for meat eaters and vegetarians have to choose between Salad No.1 and Salad No.2. Vegetarian Cafe OM is a little paradise for the ones like me.

Where to drink good coffee in Novosibirsk

There are now a lot of places in Novosibirsk where you can drink good coffee. I’m not a coffee expert, though I love coffee, and I like places where the choice of coffee is wide, not just cappuccino and Americano, where there is a good choice of various dishes, including delicious desserts, and where the atmosphere is nice and comfortable.

Cup of Coffee — a nice place in the center of Novosibirsk

There are plenty of nice cafes in Novosibirsk where one can drink really good coffee. One of such places is called Чашка Кофе (Cup of Coffee). It is a chain of cafes, located in different city districts, but my favorite is the one situated Krasny Prospect 22, not far from the Administration of the Novosibirsk Region, in a building built from unpainted red bricks in the beginning of the 20th century.