Cafe SOK

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 16 reviews )

Lavrushinsky Pereulok 15, Moscow, Russia,

English menu is available. Vegan and raw food choices, and some vegetarian dishes can be made vegan. Free Wi-Fi. Have also delivery service. Plenty of vegan and raw food choices in extensive menu. Has an outdoor veranda, 2 non-smoking rooms inside. Located opposite Tretyakov Gallery), 7 minute from metro Tretiyakovskaya. Address in Russian: Лаврушинский переулок 15, Undeground: lines 6 or 8 Tretyakov, stop, line 2 Novokuznetskaya stop. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Raw, Russian

Reviews (16)

First Review by Zmeika

Varied and tasty food - Edit

SOK is ideally located right next door the Tretyakov Gallery in the heart of Moscow's city center. The place itself is nothing of the extraordinary, but it's quiet and peaceful, and comfy enough to stay there and chill out a little bit.
The menu offers a lot of different options, especially - but not limited to - Asian recipes: soups, dumplings, hot dishes with vegetables... And a great number of desserts as well.
The price is moderate, but very reasonable considering the overall quality of the food, which is quite tasty and healthy.
To be recommended!

Pros: Tasty, Location

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Cafe Sok Excellent Food - Edit

Went here on an early Wednesday afternoon & loved the food. Their menu has English explanations listed beside the Russian. Waiter did not speak English but it's easy to point at what you want as there are pictures.

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Excellent lunch outside the Tretyakov Gallery - Edit

I had two amazing, leisurely lunches here this summer. It's perfect for dining outdoors in the shade of succulent plants, people watching on the casual street in front of the Tretyakov Gallery. I went all out here - tried multiple dishes, tried the strawberry mint juice, espresso, tea, raw chocolate cake! Everything was superb! I especially liked the pelmeni and the juice! Definitely make a stop here, and take your time, and savor all of the delicious options! Perfect for a mid day break from walking all over Moscow! The menu is very clearly labeled.

Pros: clear labeling, delicious dining, friendly waitstaff

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Nicest cake I've ever had!! - Edit

Loved this cafe! I'd already had lunch so I had a latte and the raw chocolate cake made from nuts and dates. It was so nice and really filling. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. The other items on the menu all looks good - lots of big salads, will definitely be back.

Pros: healthy cake

Cons: extra cost for soya milk

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Excellent vegan soup and desert - Edit

Definitely worth a visit - especially when it's warm outside and you can dine at the terrace.
Very good vegan soup and great deserts. I had an eggplant for main course, which was lovely. BTW - no alcohol served, so if you want to celebrate - you have to do it with fresh juice.
Overall a more than decent culinary experience, especially given that it's Moscow... not the vegan capital of the world ;) Nice English menus with photos, so no surprises.. and consistency guaranteed. Highly recommend!

Pros: good food, value for money, nice interior design

Cons: no alcohol served :), a bit far from the main street

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Vegan in Moscow! Cafe Cok - Edit

I was so happy to find this place for lunch, great spot to sit outside in the sun with the shade of the trees in summer, there were vegan & vegetarian & raw choices on the menu, and they staff spoke English well luckily for us! I had a vegan version of traditional Russian potato dish and really enjoyed it, deserts & drinks were nice too. Happy to find this cafe Moscow. I think the name is spelt wrong Happy Cow, the signs all say Cafe COK when you are there & it is definitely the same place.

Pros: Great Food, Good choice for vegan & vego, English translation of menu

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My favourite in Moscow, just awesome - Edit

This place became my favourite in Moscow. Prices are fair, not cheap neither expensive, but the quality of the food is just great, awesome, superb, the ambience is excellent and very relaxed, the personnel speaks English, the menu is very well detailed and with excellent pictures that give a good idea of what to order.
As a bonus, the world famous Tretyakov gallery is just across the street, you can go and enjoy top Russian art and then go for a super lunch/dinner.
I know where I will go for my next visit to Moscow, this place is just great.
Updated from previous review on Monday August 24, 2015

Pros: Fair prices, High quality dishes, Superb location

Cons: None, everything is perfect

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Definitely worth a visit - Edit

This was our favorite restaurant diring our stay in Moscow. It was easy to find - straight across the main entrance to the State Tretyakov Gallery. Food was delicious and vegan dishes were clearly marked. I'm only giving it 4 cows because it's not fully vegan but still it's definitely worth a visit!

Pros: location, good food, nice staff

Cons: not 100 % vegan

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Excellent! - Edit

We loved this restaurant! It is across from The State Tretyakov Gallery. We tried two amazing lemonade drinks (strawberry mint and mojoto were both filled with mint leaves) and a ginger drink. I thought the stuffed eggplant was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. We also tried a quesadilla and and soy dish that were both good. I would definitely return to this restaurant!

Pros: The lemonade!

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Delicious and Friendly Place - Edit

Went here for the first time. I was positively surprised by the delicious food. Also the waitress spoke English and was very friendly. The food was served very fast. I would visit that place again any time

Pros: Big Choice Of Dishes, Friendly And Fast Service, English Language Skills

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Delicious Vegan Food in Moscow - Edit

Excellent selection of raw, vegan or vegetarian food. All at affordable prices. Free WiFi, easy to find & the staff are incredibly accommodating and some speak English too! I would definitely recommend!!

Pros: Healthy & large range of food., Clean, Affordable

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Best Vegan Place in Moscow - Edit

I visited Moscow twice last year and was happy to find this place. Loved the vegan borstch! All the dishes I tried were good, not excellent but I was happy to find vegan food while in Russia.
I was happy they had fresh juices and an English menu, though I was lucky my husband is Russian.

Pros: vegan food in moscow, great location, fresh juices

Cons: service was slow, wait staff wasn't too friendly

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Definitely worth a visit!! - Edit

Food is really tasty and special! All vegan options are coloured in green in the Russian menu. The English menu is not as clear as the Russian one.
Location is also very nice, just in front of Tretyakov Gallery. Service is quite nice and quick.
Definitely worth trying the Tofu Steak and Apple Juice (freshly squeezed, delicious!), as well as the Hummous plate wih Pita and the vegan Cheese Cake (tofu version).
I like the idea of the bill brought in a book-shaped wooden box :)

Pros: Nice location, Tasty food with many vegan options, Quick service

Cons: Expensive

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Art, vegan pelmeni and other great stuff - Edit

A wonderful place, opposite to the famous Tretyakov Art Gallery with a great view on the museum's main entrance from the outdoor veranda. Nice artful decoration, original details everywhere (see also my pics of the menu), extras like free WiFi and a chair for very little children.

The service is superfriendly and the food just great. Lots of vegan and raw food choices (both color-coded in the menu, so easy to spot). I have been there only once, but I wish I could get back soon.

I had the all-vegan courses: Caesar salad, pelmeni and a cherry-cheesecake. Pelmeni are a Russian traditional dish, a bit similar to ravioli, which is usually not vegan. Here they were stuffed with spinach and came with a carrot sauce. Dill was used for seasoning which made it - along with the spinach and the carrots- quite an adventurous combination, but it worked!

Pros: great food, friendly service, inspiring location + atmosphere

Cons: too far away from where I live!

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Healthy, tasty, relaxed - Edit

A comfortable and relaxed restaurant, pleasantly decorated with fine art prints - Impressionists etc. They serve lots of salads and mains, with plenty of vegan and raw options. The workers speak English and there is an English menu. There are some daytime specials, but it can be a bit pricey if you just order from the menu. I had a greens and pine nuts salad, a fresh juice and some raw 'bread' and paid 650 roubles. But the portions were decent, the food was good, and it was restaurant-service (not counter-service) so it was worth it. They also include the weights of the dishes on the menu, so you know what you're getting. Overall, an enjoyable experience.

Pros: Healthy, Tasty, Relaxed

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Good experience - Edit

It took a while to find a good vegan stop in Moscow. The location is very convenient, not far from metro, just make sure, you take a right small street. It seems they have been opened not for a long time, but it is great to find non-indian vegetarian cafe with good ambiance!

There are enough items for vegans in menu, there are even items for raw foodists! However I would like to find more international dishes, may be asian, not Russian mixed with some international. They are trying to attract non-vegetarian guests that is why the menu for me itself was strange. Like for seitan I prefer it to be served as a big slice, not in the dishes where I can recognize it difficultly (dumplings).

Service staff was very friendly and fast. I found prices moderate. My order which included fresh juice of 3 fruits, Ceasar salad and Dumplings as a main dish took around 19 euros. They have special menu for lunch time which is less expensive.

They also make cakes for special occasions, so you can order them in advance! I would like to try the desserts next time )))

Pros: Location, Vegan menu, Ambiance

Cons: Price

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