Sweet, Pretty And Instagrammable

Two cafes in Saint Petersburg with beautiful interior design - perfect for pictures and tasty desserts you’ll love.

Sweet, Pretty And Instagrammable

As a student, you might not have enough time to go out with your friends as often as you would want to and even if you do you are likely to stick to those places you always go to since searching for a new one will take some time. In case of cafes, chances are, you only go there to get your morning coffee and don’t spend that much time looking into other menu options. Sounds about right?

Then this article is for you. We’ll tell you about two of those places you probably never heard about but might be planning to go there as soon as you finish reading.

Забыли Сахар (Zabyli Sahar)

Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/zabylisahar/

VK: https://vk.com/zabylisahar

Official Website: https://забылисахар.рф

Official Website of the interior designer: https://www.maratmazur.ru

Zabili Sahar is a café you might know from numerous posts on various social media platforms featuring this huge cloud used as a central décor piece at one of the locations. Some of the other things that might catch your attention are these creative big mugs with different faces on them that café orders from Germany and serves some of the hot drinks in. Of course, interior design of café branches is also one of the reasons behind it being so “instagrammable”: café even made it to the short list of Restaurant & Bar Design Awards winners being the only café from Russia with such an achievement. Interior design was created by Марат Мазур (Marat Mazur) – a talented designer from Saint-Petersburg.

So why is it called “Forgot sugar” you might ask. The answer is quite simple. The idea behind desserts here is that they are both tasty and healthy: minimal amount of sugar is used to make them, and they contain far less calories than you might think they do all thanks to natural ingredients. On the menu there are also options for vegetarians and those who stick to raw food and healthy diets.

On top of that, there is a special breakfast menu and a menu for kids. Cafe also claims to make excellent coffee and we think you might be quite surprised by how many unique drinks they have there: from lavender and salty caramel latte to pink and blue matcha latte – everything you could ever dream of. Natural vanilla is used to make these drinks as well as plant-based milk that you can ask to make your coffee with.

There are total of five of these cafes in Saint-Petersburg with one of them being right on the other side of Kantemirovskiy Bridge – a nice place to go to with your friends to celebrate the end of the exam period! Moreover, in case you don’t have time to actually go to one of those you can always order any of these beautiful desserts and get them delivered to your place.

Don’t forget to use hashtag #забыли сахар and your picture might appear on the official website of the café!

Lavanda Éclair

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lavandaeclair/?hl=en

Another place we want to invite you to is a lovely café famous for its wide range of eclairs: more than 20 of them. Raspberry, mango maracuya, salty caramel, lavender, coconut, strawberry, vanilla… You will have to spend some time in front of the counter to choose the one you want to try out today. No wonder Lavanda Éclair was chosen to be the winner of “Best Deserts” nomination of Time Out awards in 2018.

Apart from beautifully decorated eclairs café also has a breakfast menu that includes colorful and healthy smoothie-bowls, avocado toasts, pancakes and a lot more. What makes it even better is that you can actually get any of those breakfast menu items whenever you want to (till 6 pm) – go support this idea with a hashtag #alldaybreakfast!

What could be a nice drink to have with one of those eclairs you ended up choosing? Well, Lavanda Éclair has everything you need. You can easily pair your strawberry éclair with a cup of pink matcha and your raspberry éclair with a cup of rose latte. Sneakers Raf, hot chocolate, various lemonades (rose grapefruit, mango maracuya, berries) – you will have no problem with finding a drink to match both quickly changing Saint-Petersburg weather and your mood.

If that still wasn’t enough to make you want to go there, here are some of the special offers you will definitely like:

  • From Monday to Thursday you can buy 5 eclairs and get another one for free.
  • You can get 10% off if you visit Lavanda Éclair on your birthday.
  • From Monday to Friday (9 am – 3 pm) you can get 20% off your breakfast combo of one item from the menu and a drink.

Overall, a wonderful place to take some beautiful pictures for Instagram at, enjoy tasty desserts and also buy éclairs to take them home and enjoy together with your loved ones.

PS. All the information and photos taken from official social media accounts and websites.

Text by
Nadezhda Bykova