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“A beautiful, relaxing place which I liked a lot (even if I felt ripped off)”
Review of Timecafe Miracle

Timecafe Miracle
Ranked #584 of 10,373 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$7
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
Description: The place where there are surprising dating, good tea, musical improvisation, deep conversations, all sorts of ingenious pieces, your best birthday, hug, landmark meeting, the constant movement, ordinary miracles etc.
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“A beautiful, relaxing place which I liked a lot (even if I felt ripped off)”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We found the "Miracle Club" by chance, and two days later, we went there for a coffee. The club is a very cosy and relaxed, a wonderful place for a break - and even a nap. You can use the music instruments and board games, and so on. They make you really feel at home. It is an alternative place of sorts, not really a business - but more something like a community project. They offer all kinds of courses, and there are events (culture & music), mainly in the evening. I liked the place a lot. It "it touched a string inside me", if you know what I mean. It all reminded me very much of the the places I had spent my time when I was in my very early 20s, in the late 80s.

Anyway, my girlfriend and I had a cup of filter coffee each, which was served with a bowl of sweet & savoury snacks, and we took it easy on one of their comfy sofas. From the large menu on a board the wall (all in Russian, see my photos), we realised that they sell sandwiches for around 70 rubles (€1.40 / £1.15), so the drinks (which we did not decipher) must have been much cheaper.

In any case, I liked the place so much that I decided that whatever the bill would be (I expected a total of about 50 or 60 rubles), I would give them 500 rubles, as a donation for their community project. Well - when we went to pay, we were told that the 2 coffees were 300 rubles in total, i.e. the price of 5 or 6 of their sandwiches - and much more expensive than coffee in most (posh) places in town. It didn't matter to me. I had decided to give them 500 anyway, to support the project, and that's what I did. But I must admit that I felt a bit ripped off. Butof course I was just a tourist.

After I had left, I felt disappointed - maybe even mildly depressed for a couple of hours. The positive feeling that had developed inside me while I was in the Miracle Club had gone.

I hope their project will be/remain successful.

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