Restaurant history

In a heart of the city at the corner of Nevsky Avenue and Moika River Embankment on two floors there is the Literary cafe storing traditions of Petersburg of former times. At the beginning of the XIX century on this place there was S. Wolf and T. Brenger's well-known candy store in which known writers met, poets, journalists where there was Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin and from where he went on fatal duel on the Black small river.

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News and events

  • ON JANUARY 31 at 19-00 a literary and musical evening will be held dedicated to the work of the Russian prose writer, playwright Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

  • On January 27 at 19-00 a concert program will be held dedicated to the day of lifting the blockade of Leningrad. The best artists of the Petersburg scene will perform for the guests of the restaurant

  • January 24 LITERARY-MUSICAL EVENING DEDICATED TO THE WORKS OF Mikhail Evgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin

  • January 17 will be a literary and musical evening dedicated to the work of Russian and American poet, essayist, playwright and translator Joseph Brodsky

  • On January 10, at 19-00, there will be a LITERARY and MUSICAL EVENING DEDICATED to the WORK of Ivan Krylov

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A literary cafe is an institution by which native St. Petersburg residents have often walked, walking along Nevsky Prospekt, with a fleeting thought of the former literary greatness of Russia.

"Literary Cafe" can be found on the second floor of the building, which once belonged to the confectionery "S. Wolf and Beranger". The interior of the restaurant is made in the style of the literary salon of the 19th century - many curtains, huge book shelves, lamps with closed green shades, and in one of the corners of the hall there was a stuffed bear with "bread and salt" in its paws.