Café Singer is located in the historic centre of St Petersburg, on the 2nd floor of the well-known bookstore «Dom Knigi» (House of Books).
This famous art nouveau building was designed at the beginning of the twentieth century by architect Pavel Syusor for Singer, the American sewing machine company. His design created a modern 7-storey building with a graceful cupola, crowned with a glass globe; the globe measures some3 metres, and symbolized the worldwide scope of Singer’s activities.
The building belonged to Singer until 1917, and thereafter was occupied by the leading publishing company and its storage facilities. At the same time «Dom Knigi» also opened here, becoming one of the largest commercial enterprises in the USSR. The «Dom Knigi» building inspires great affection in all citizens – those born in the city when it was called Leningrad, and the new generation of Petersburgers. The building is an important part of the city’s architectural heritage and much visited by citizens and tourists alike.
Café Singer is one of those unique places in the city, which has a genuine Petersburg spirit and an old refined style. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual and the panoramic view of the main city prospect and Kazan Cathedral through the huge windows -spectacular. People like to just sit here and enjoy a cup of good coffee or a pot of freshly brewed tea. The service is discreetly efficient, and the music is laidback. The style is elegant and comfortable – distinctive Venetian green decorative plastering, cosy chairs upholstered in green leather, antique wooden cabinets, fine porcelain and old-world spreading palm trees.
Petersburgers love Café Singer at all times of the day and all through the week – business lunch, meeting up after work, pre-theatre, and en famille at the weekends. For visitors, it’s the perfect place to take a break between museums and sightseeing.
Café Singer has four non-smoking rooms.
Average spend is 700 rubles.
Open daily from9 a.m. till 11 p.m.