Overview Of Food Places Near The Buildings On Myasnitskaya

Semen Efremov with the list of places with good food on Myasnitskaya Street.

Overview Of Food Places Near The Buildings On Myasnitskaya

The main building of the Higher School of Economics on Myasnitskaya street, 20 is a guest house of the late 19th – early 20th centuries with chambers of the early 18th century in the courtyard. Walking along Myasnitskaya street, you can meet a number of cafes and restaurants. Opposite the main building is the famous Starbucks coffee shop.

Cafe "Mu-Mu" (Myasnitskaya, 14/2, building 1), where most of the dishes are prepared according to simple recipes of Russian cuisine and sold at low prices.

"Teahouse For you" (Myasnitskaya, 13, building 1) - a new conceptual institution of the Teahouse For You Loft! What is unique about this project? Unlike most restaurants that adhere to the same concept, For You Loft Tea House offers its guests the opportunity to relax for every taste! This is a gastronomic restaurant combining different cuisines of the world - authentic Georgian, national oriental and popular European. The interior design of the restaurant is made in the loft style.

Sweet tooths will like Cakes Confectionery (Myasnitskaya 13, building 18), where you can still order a cake.

Further down Myasnitskaya is the Cofix Fixed Price Coffee Shop Chain (Myasnitskaya 17, Building 1), where there is not only coffee, but also freshly squeezed juices. Fragrant freshly brewed coffee, soft drinks, orange and carrot fresh, pastries, sandwiches, salads, soup, pizza and desserts - all at a fixed price.

Those who want to enjoy Russian national food can visit the Varenichnaya No. 1 cafe network, where there are dumplings and more! (Myasnitskaya 24, building 1).

The network cafe-bakery “Daily bread” (Myasnitskaya, 24/7 st1) offers a lot of pastries in its menu, including bread, large portions of coffee and tea, but also main dishes are offered - salads, soups, meat and fish dishes. The interior is very cozy due to the huge windows overlooking a narrow alley, wooden furniture and the warm light of the lamps.

Very close, on Myasnitskaya 19, is the Tea-Coffee Shop. The merchant Sergei Perlov, the owner of a tea shop, was a representative of the fourth generation of the Perlovs who were engaged in the sale of tea. The tea house was built by R. Klein in 1890-93, but the design in the Oriental style was already made by Karl Gippius in 1896 to the arrival of a Chinese dignitary, with whom Perlov hoped to make a profitable deal. He was not lucky: the dignitary ignored his efforts and stopped at 1st Meshchansky Street. However, the store gained immense popularity among Muscovites, and its interior became its best advertisement. A tea shop was in the building during the Soviet era. Now in the Tea-Coffee shop you can buy tea and coffee by weight, sweets and tea utensils.

Opposite this shop there is Museum of the History of Russian Post and Moscow Post Office (Myasnitskaya, 26). In the museum you can see unique archival inventories of Russian mail of the 18th-19th centuries, chests and trunks for transporting mail, antique furniture installed in the post office building in 1912, engravings depicting the postal form, vehicles, mailboxes and much more. The 20th century is represented by a large collection of letters, stamps, telegrams, photographs, a variety of mailboxes, automatic machines for the sale of postcards and envelopes of the 60s - 70s, souvenir products issued for various anniversaries of the Moscow Post Office.

Around Myasnitskaya a huge number of lanes are concentrated, in which you can find many interesting places from both a utilitarian and cultural point of view. For example, Krivokolenny Lane stretches almost parallel to Myasnitskaya. You can get into it from the left side of Myasnitskaya (if you stand with your back to the metro Chistye Prudy).

At the beginning of the alley there is a nice little cafe “Filial” (Krivokolenny, 3, building 1) where you can feel the muffled spirit of westerns (double doors and ceiling fans) and find a relatively inexpensive snack. Fans of spicy and exotic can enjoy a hot drink with strawberries, sage and red pepper.

You can enjoy the southern Ukrainian atmosphere in the restaurant “Odessa-Mama” (Krivokolenny, 10, building 5).

Nearby is an old manor house of the 17th century (Krivokolenny, 10). This is the Golitsyn city estate. From the middle of the 19th century, premises for various institutions were leased on the estate. Since 1914, Sergey Yesenin worked as a typesetter in a printing house located here in 1909. After the revolution, the estate was occupied by communal apartments.

After a walk along the adjacent alleys, you can have coffee with dessert in the “Double Bee” coffee shop (3 Milyutinsky Lane). (In addition, from the new building of the Higher School of Economics it is more convenient to go for coffee there). It is recommended to try cream coffee - raff - with additives (vanilla or citrus), or latte (with sage, bubble gum or star anise). These are branded drinks with which Double Bee even participates in specialized contests.

Then you can continue your walking route.

If you go around the new HSE building (Myasnitskaya, 9/11) from the main entrance, you will find yourself in Milyutinsky Lane. This is a special place - it is included in the so-called “Lubyansky Triangle” and before the revolution it was one of the points of the Catholic life (French in particular) of Moscow.

On the left side of the lane, a notably tall red brick building (Milyutinsky, 5) is the Telephone Exchange of the Swedish-Danish-Russian Joint-Stock Telephone Company. The first station building was built in 1904. From here Moscow began to be provided with telephone communications. But the number of Muscovites who wished to communicate by telephone increased so rapidly that already in 1914 a second building was built along the red line of the alley. Its architects were clearly not deprived of a sense of humor - there are two sculptures above the arch of the building: "An irate subscriber" (the connection was still not perfect then) and the calm "Telephone young lady."

In Milyutinsky Lane there is a Polish Catholic Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Milyutinsky, 18A). The temple was built in 1839 by the architect Gilardi. In 1937 it was closed; priests were exiled to camps. During the war, a bomb hit him, because of which he was actually rebuilt.

Almost opposite the temple is a not too remarkable building the Russian Telegraph Agency (Milyutinsky, 11). This is an apartment building in 1904-05. construction, in which in 1919-1922 housed the Russian Telegraph Agency (ROSTA). On the fourth floor there was an art-visual department, which produced, among other things, the satirical bulletins “The windows of the satire ROSTA” - Vladimir Mayakovsky worked among them here among others as an artist.

Church of St. Louis (Malaya Lubyanka, 12/7, building 8) is located on the opposite side of the lane and goes into it with a rear facade (front - on Malaya Lubyanka). It was built on the initiative of the French community, living east of Bolshaya Lubyanka, in 1791. Originally it was a small wooden temple; in 1833-1836 it was rebuilt already in stone according to the project of A.O. Gilardi. In 1812, the abbot of the church, Abbot Adrien Surryug, refused to meet with Napoleon and saved the temple from plunder. The temple is the oldest surviving Catholic church in Moscow. Services in it did not stop even in Soviet times and were carried out by Catholic priests. Services are currently available in several languages.

At the end of the lane you can see another unusual building - the profitable house of the joint-stock company “Fetter and Ginkel” (Milyutinsky, 20/2) (or the house of Lansere, whose name is locals). Construction began in 1915 and froze due to the revolution. The house was planned to be built in a neo-Gothic style. The house was not only not managed to be decorated - one wing was also not completed and was demolished already in Soviet times. Then the house was completed, but in a simplified form - without decor and unnecessary expenses. As a result, it makes a strange impression of dissonance: the reliefs of Gothic sockets, plain bas-reliefs and plain-looking walls and small niches into which the statues were supposed to be placed. The sculptor Alexander Lansere and his son, the artist Yevgeny Lansere, lived in the house, whose most famous work is a panel for the Kazan station. Inside the porches, ancient interiors have been preserved - doors, name plates, wrought iron railings of stairs.

In walking distance are Chistoprudny Boulevard, Gorki Park, Ilyinsky Square, a little further - Theater Square.

Near the main building of the Higher School of Economics is the Saltykov-Chertkovs Manor (Myasnitskaya St., Building 7, 2) - a Moscow mansion in the Rococo style of the 17th-19th centuries. In the past, Pushkin liked to be here, Gogol presented to the public his novelties, and Tolstoy worked on the novel War and Peace.

The Moscow Lights Museum, located near the HSE, in the Armenian Lane (Armenian Lane 3-5, p. 1), is dedicated to the history of lighting devices. The museum was opened in 1980 in the Armenian Lane in the building of the Protopopov Chambers of the 17th century. Probably, today only in this museum visitors can see how Moscow lanterns were lit, and even try themselves as a dispatcher at an outdoor lighting control panel. Here are a variety of light sources: starlight, oil lamps, modern electric lights, antique: oil, kerosene, gas. And a large number of photos with views of the capital.

Well, lovers of hiking can reach the very center of Moscow, where Red Square, Manezhnaya Square, where numerous museums and architectural monuments are located.

Text by
Semen Efremov