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“Russian version of donuts”
Review of Pyshechnaya

Pyshechnaya
Ranked #32 of 10,500 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Nevskiy
Bengaluru, India
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Russian version of donuts”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

To me the fundamental difference between Donuts & Pyshki was that Pyshki was much lighter. When they are warm you tend to gobble up quite a few of them at one go. The first time we came to Pyshechnaya, we ordered 2 pieces & a coffee per head. The 2 pieces disappeared very quickly. So had to go back & order some more. Then realized that most people were ordering around 4-5 pieces per head. When we visited again we ordered 5 per head!

The coffee & Pyshki at Pyshechnaya is a great pit stop. The place is busy & you will need to cue up for your turn. Most people are regulars. If the cue is long & you are more than 1 person, then it might make sense to split up so that some could grab a table & the rest could grab the Pyshki & the coffee.

The counter ladys are not the friendliest but very efficient.

Not sure if this should rate within the top 3 restaurants in St Petersburg but it is surely an essential St Petersburg experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Fontana, California
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“Delicious Pyshky”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The best place to try pyshky! The cafe has two small rooms and has been serving somewhat greasy and filling doughnuts (known as pyshky) for almost half a century. This is a very nostalgic Soviet-era cafe. Located just a few steps from Nevsky.

  • Visited May 2014
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Hamburg, Germany
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“Must for Russia”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Prpbably tipical Russian, but this is my first time in this country. Authentic, old fashioned and USSR style place. I would never visit such place in my country.

  • Visited March 2014
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Finland
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“Must-visit place”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

They say if you have never eaten pyshki and pelmeni, you've never been to St.Petersburg. This place is exactly the one where you should try pyshki (kinda donuts). Authentic recipe, old-fashioned interior (the same as it was when the cafe was opened), fantastic women working there for ages and able to calculate your bill at once without using any computer=)) To my mind these pyshki are the best in the city. And the cheapest. Just don't be scared with the typical atmosphere of soviet cafe: always a lot of people standing in a line, stand-up tables, no WC. And these small cut papers on the table should be used to take pyshka to leave your hands clean=)

Visited September 2013
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Finland
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Must-visit place”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

They say if you have never eaten pyshki and pelmeni, you've never been to St.Petersburg. This place is exactly the one where you should try pyshki (kinda donuts). Authentic recipe, old-fashioned interior (the same as it was when the cafe was opened), fantastic women working there for ages and able to calculate your bill at once without using any computer=)) To my mind these pyshki are the best in the city. And the cheapest. Just don't be scared with the typical atmosphere of soviet cafe: always a lot of people standing in a line, stand-up tables, no WC. And these small cut papers on the table should be used to take pyshka to leave your hands clean=)

Visited September 2013
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