Typical Meal at a Russian Cafe…

typical meal in Russia at a cafeWhen Sveta and I go out to eat and we pick a cafe, instead of McDonald’s (Which is most of the time!). This picture is a perfect example of what would feed two people and it would be considered a very normal meal…

Two soups, one bread, one pie with cabbage, two room temperature drinks, a salad and two meat cutlets and potato plates. The potatoes would be easily substituted with grechka as a side dish with the meat. You stand in line, cafeteria style and as you see you carry everything on a tray…

This is what we find 90% of the time as we travel around Russia and eat out. The food is plain and just plain delicious. Cost of a meal like this will run on average about 200-250 rubles ($6.50-$8.50) at a normal small village cafe…

You never go away hungry and getting to meet the locals is always the best way to go. The owners of these cafes that we eat at love it when an American appreciates their food and believe you me, I appreciate good food… 🙂

The only difference in the meal would be that many times we get hot tea instead of a drink. The drink above is a light smoky flavored drink that I really like and they have another drink that is fruit berry based. Either one is perfect to drink and of course coffee is always available at most places. Water is not available unless you buy it by the bottle. Russians do not supply ice water with the meals or ice with anything for that matter…

Just thought that you would like to see what you would eat in a Russian cafe as you travel Russia. Now do not confuse this with eating at a fancy restaurant in Moscow. They are not the same thing and definitely not the same cost…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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