Time for a proper breakfast!
Coffee and cigarette for breakfast is definitely a great idea if you want to multiply your daily stress. Time to start eating a proper breakfast! Nutritionists say that breakfast should provide us with no less than 25% of our daily energy requirements, as well important vitamins and microelements. A lot of restaurants and cafes in Moscow have breakfasts on their menus, and there is more choice available than one might think.
at Mayakovskay and Oktyabrskaya
from 6 am to 11 am
Everybody’s favorite Starlight Diner changed its breakfast menu recently. Options are numerous and portion sizes are big. New omelet positions include “Guadalajara” chicken omelet (chicken chili, cilantro, sour cream and cheddar cheese) for 240 rubles, Florentine omelet (spinach, tomatoes, chives, Swiss and feta cheese) for 255 rubles, Sakhalin red crab omelet (Sakhalin crab meat, spinach, tomato, scallions, guacamole and feta cheese) for 290 rubles. All omelets are cooked from 3 eggs and served with homemade potatoes and toasts. Blinis stack with mushroom and chicken for 350 rubles is added. Breakfast combos are served with homemade potatoes and toast, from 140 rubles to 310 rubles (with grilled steak). New vegetable frittata for 240 rubles (3 eggs with milk, zucchini, red and green peppers, potatoes, feta cheese and spicy enchilada sauce). Breakfast “parfait” for 140 rubles (several layers of granola cereal, yoghurt, strawberry jam, topped with fruit salad) is still there, as well as other tasty choices.
16 Ul. Bolshaya Sadovaya, inside Aquarium garden, (095) 290 9638, M. Mayakovskaya
9A Ul. Koroviy Val, (095) 959 8919, M. Oktyabrskaya
from 10:00 to 13:00
Milk porridges (rice, oatmeal, buckwheat) for 5 c.u.; 3 fritters with sour cream (3.5 c.u) or forest berries sauce (15 c.u.); 3 Pancakes with filling: red caviar - 12 c.u black caviar 30 ó.å. meat 10 c.u.. blini with cottage cheese 5 c.u., 2 fried eggs (1,5 c.u.) with a garnish: bacon, tomatoes or mushrooms (2.5 c.u.). Omelet (4 c.u.) with a garnish: bacon 2,5 ó.å., ham 1,5 c.u., tomatoes 2,5 cheese 1,5 c.u., mushrooms 2,5 c.u., truffle 7,5 c.u. Toast with salami, tomatoes and cheese 4 c.u., with ham, tomatoes and cheese 3,5 ó.å. Yogurt 2 ó.å., jam for 2 ó.å. Croissant 1,5 ó.å. puff pastry with chocolate 1,8 ó.å.; with apple 2,1 ó.å.
7 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ul., inside Fauchon gourmet boutique, 2nd floor, (095) 978-8074, M. Maykovskaya
from 8.00 to 12.00
French breakfast for 135 rubles includes omelet, cheese, ham, jam, French bread and butter; juice, tea or coffee for a drink. There is also continental breakfast for 85 rubles and it includes puff pastry and coffee or tea for drink. Breakfast menu lists pancakes for 105 rubles with filling from cottage cheese mousse and berry sauce; croissant for 60 rubles; omelet or fried eggs for 40/45 rubles (with cheese, tomatoes, beacon, mushroom or ham); oatmeal, rice or semolina porridge for 45 rubles with dry fruit on top for additional 35 rubles.
23 Tverskaya Ul., 24 hours, (095) 937-5678, M. Pushkinskaya
24/7 Sadovaya-Samotechnaya Ul., from 8.00 to 1.00, (095) 725-6476, M. Tsvetnoy Bulvar
2 Paveletskaya Ploschad, Bldg.2, from 8.00 to 1.00, (095) 937-0532, M. Paveletskaya
from 11:00 to 14:00
Home-made cottage cheese with berry confiture and sour cream (130 rubles); cream yogurt with dry fruit, nuts and honey (120 rubles); yogurt with fried almonds and peaches (120 rubles); French toast with ham, cheese and eggs (140 rubles); citrus salad from oranges, grapefruit and lime (130 roubles); omelet with champignons, oyster mushroom and ham (130 rubles); fried eggs and beacon (130 rubles) syrniki with sour cream and jam from red bilberries (120 rubles).
12/8 Savvinskaya Nab., (095) 246 3240, M. Kievskaya, Smolenskaya
From 5.00 to 12.00
Breakfast for the masses: homestyle fritters (65 rubles); fruit salad with yogurt (97 rubles); muesli and milk (78 rubles); home-made Italian cottage cheese with toasts (65 rubles); porridges for 88 rubles – milk rice porridge with apples and cinnamon; oatmeal porridge with fruit; semolina with butter. Toasts: with cheese and grapes (120 rubles), with Italian salami (133 rubles). Italian omelet with paprika and parmesan cheese for 88 rubles; omelet with various ingredients for 113 rubles. Kefir, tea, coffee and fresh fruit juices for drinks.
12 Stoleshnikov Per., Bldg.2, (095) 229-5702, M. Kuznetsky Most, Okhotny Ryad
from 9.00 to 12.00
Wide choice of omelets from the Chef with a long list of ingredients starting with traditional bacon, ham or mushroom and continuing into yogurt, chicken, vegetables, parmesan and parsley, tomatoes and even chocolate – all for 250 rubles. Kefir (100 rubles), yogurt (120 rubles)/with fruit (200 rubles). Porridges: semolina, oatmeal and buckwheat with milk (120 rubles). All kinds of muesli and ingredients on top for 130 rubles. Croissant with chocolate (130 rubles), syrniki (150 rubles), 3 pancakes with jam or sour cream (100 rubles). Fried/boiled eggs (90/70roubles). Choice of sandwiches from 200 to 280 rubles: with tuna, boiled egg, mozzarella, vegetables and more. Drinks from the main menu.
12 Ul. Novy Arbat, Bldg.1, (095) 783-6966/8, M. Arbatskaya
From 8:30 to 12.00 Natural or fat free yogurt (70 rubles), cottage cheese with sour cream or jam (120 rubles); syrniki with sour cream (150 rubles). Boiled eggs in different styles of cooking (60 rubles); fried eggs (90 rubles); omelet (120 rubles) without milk or with ham, cheese, tomatoes, etc, for 150 rubles. Porridge: buckwheat with milk or butter/oatmeal with butter (120 rubles). Sandwiches with ham and cheese (150 rubles), with black caviar (290 rubles) or with red caviar, smoked salmon or various sausages for 70 rubles. Waffles with either maple syrup, honey or hot chocolate (150 rubles) Fritters with sour cream, jam or honey for 90 rubles, Toasts with ham, salmon or cheese (70 rubles). Sippets with sugar for 60 rubles, croissants or rolls with chocolate/jam/raisins for 50 rubles. Fruit salad (150 rubles). Yogurt and berries cocktail (250 rubles). Drinks from the menu.
7/9 Ul. Kuznetsky Most, (095) 923-1701, M. Kuznetsky Most