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Cafe Ukrop

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Ulitsa Marata 23, St Petersburg, Russia, 191025

Vegetarian and raw food cafe & restaurant, opened Sept 2012. The cafe is downstairs and the restaurant upstairs. Non-smoking, no alcohol. Casual atmosphere with Wi-Fi and sometimes live music.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Raw, Western, Juice bar, European

Reviews (19)

First Review by anarchistanimal

Good, but not amazing - Edit

This is another "choose from the bar" type of place, and it was good, but it's more expensive than others for the same food.

Staff members were friendly across the language barrier, and there was nothing 'bad,' it just didn't stand out.

Pros: No meat, Friendly

Cons: More expensive than similar offerings


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A classy place in St Pete - Edit

Love this place, downstairs houses the "cafeteria" section and upstairs the restaurant. Beautiful decor and wonderful jazz playing in the background. Great location just across from the Antarctic Museum and short walk from Nevsky. Friendliest staff in the city, always very happy to help. The chocolate tart is to die for and I don't even like chocolate that much! This is definitely the best of the Cafe Ukrops.


Updated from previous review on Thursday April 28, 2016

Pros: The food, Exceptionally friendly staff, Jazz music


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delicious vegan food - Edit

Very good, thoughtful, buffet style, healthy fast food. Friendly and welcoming, made a big effort to translate into English when asked. Excellent value, delicious food!


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Nice restaurant, tasty food, vegan options - Edit

Very nice restaurant near Dostoïevski Museum. One ambient at the ground floor and another one at the first floor (we were there). Food is delicious, speacially the noodle with vegetables and
mushrooms. The waistresse is very kind and speaks english. English menu. Vegan options and vegan deserts. Confortables chairs and nice atmosphere. Books and games are available. For french or english people, the prices in this restaurant are cheap. We use to eat for 15 euros per dish in Paris and here it's only 4 euros ! We tried several restaurants in Saint-Pétersbourg and Ukrop is our favorite for ambience, delicious food and cheap price. Take away is possible.


Très bon restaurant près du Musée Dostoïveski. Une ambiance au rez-de-chaussée, self-service simple et rapide, et une autre ambiance plus cosy au 1er étage (c'est là que nous étions).
La cuisine est délicieuse, nous avons particulièrement apprécié les spaghettis aux légumes et champignons. Les serveurs sont très gentils et parlent anglais. Carte en anglais. Choix de plats et desserts vegan. Atmosphère agréable et fauteuils confortables. Des livres et des jeux sont à disposition des clients. Pour les français ou les anglais, les prix de ce restaurant sont TRES avantageux. Nous sommes habitués à payer un plat 15/20 euros à Paris, ici cela coûte seulement 4 euros !
Nous avons essayé plusieurs restaurants à Saint-Pétersbourg et Ukrop est notre préféré pour l'atmosphère, la nourriture savoureuse et les prix avantageux. Vente à emporter également.

Pros: inexpensive/moderate, fast / english menu / kind waistress, delicious food / nice ambience

Cons: small portions

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Vagetarian cafe Ukrop, Marata 23, St. Petersburg - Edit

“Ukrop” – is a remarkable place in Petersburg. A café with a singular vegetarian cuisine, unique interior design with restful and cosy atmosphere. In two years “Ukrop” florihed into three cafes and each of them has its own concept and individuality.

“Ukrop” on Marata St. 23rd, a café and bistro spread on two floors. You can eat a quick and hearty meal in the bistro, whilst in a restaurant upstairs you may deliberate over a dinner and relax sitting at a tactile table with little stones or nuts.

The three cafes are different but have similar original vegetarian dishes, cheerful interiors and a changeless warm welcome.


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Nice place, bad food - Edit

Been here two times, had few vegan dishes and deserts. Nice atmosphere to spend your time, but not to eat. The food could be much much better. Did not like anything I tasted.

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Lovely place - Edit

I ate here twice on a trip to St Petersburg. The decor is lovely, bright and modern, the service was good and the staff friendly. All of the food I ordered (vegan) was delicious, and some gave me ideas for things to try at home. I was very happy to find such a nice vegetarian place in a not so vegetarian town. Would go again!

Pros: tasty food, lots of vegan options

Cons: smallish portions, no chocolate dessert on menu


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i like this place - Edit

when you are in russia , consider yourself lucky to find a vegan place like this.
it has a great atmosphere and cozy decoration, great menu , great staff , you could go here a few times a week and have a great vegan lunch or dinner. vegan soups are nice too here. i like this place, so far my favourite in this city ! good location in centre as well.
Updated from previous review on Saturday April 26, 2014

Updated from previous review on Saturday April 26, 2014

Pros: nice vegan menu options, nice decoration cosy decoration, good location in centre

Cons: make sure what is vegan or not.


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There are much more interesting places to eat - Edit

I've been there once and was not impressed. The interior is ok, the food is weak, to ambitious. I'd better recommend you to visit Wood Bar, which is located not far from Ukrop and has some really tasty and inexpensive vegetarian options as well as really nice and cosy atmosphere. Google it.


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Have a meal or grab something - 1 place for both) - Edit

Located in the center of a town close to 3 stations of Metro, it has become my favorite place to both – have a meal or grab something fast.

Tasty healthy food, light and comfortable interior, very friendly stuff, nice music, tables with coffee beans inside which you can touch and smell (there are different tables with different names, depend of what does it have inside – from coffee beans to sand from the beach) – everything is made with so much attention to the details. They even surve free water then you take a sit, it's difficulte to find it in any place in Saint-Petersburg. Free WiFi, what is also important. They also have parking, so I don't need to spend all my dinner time finding a place to park a car.

If you’ll be there try “Gribnie Bitochki” it’s a raw dish made of mushrooms – an amazing thing, must taste)))

Pros: Very tasty, Nice interior and music, Friendly stuff

Cons: Not a wide choice of legumes


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Frendly lovely place Ukrop - Edit

Ohh yeahh!
If you come to Saint-petersburg dont miss this place. So lovely and frendly people, so great atmospher and food! ymmy ymmy vegitarian food! and of course dreams of vegan and raw people!
I spent a lot of time there and had all my meeting there and i know how is it. I travel a lot in my life and know how important find place with atmospher and tasty food and of course not expencive. This place is my choice and i hope you choice too!
see ya there! my freinds:))
and thank you lot too all personal in Ukrop!!!


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I love this place - Edit

It's a really nice place! And i strongly recommend you to try! In my opinion it's a best place in city if your choice is healthy,vegetarian food.
The cafe has 2 floors! If you are in a hurry you can choose bistro on a first. You can be sure that food is tasty and fresh. The meny changes daily and has a different range of salads or hot dishes. I can reccomend сhickpea in tomato sauce and fantastic cherry pie!
On a second floor you will find cafe! Menu ala carte, more private atmosphere and courteous waiters (I an pretty sure that owners and staff created a very warm and cozy atmosphere) ! Menu changes every season! But I wanna make note, that they keep their best dishes in the menu! I love pasta with mushrooms, risotto and ravioli! If you prefer smth light you can find a lot of salads or smoothie! And I should say about desserts! You definitely should go there and try them all-it's delicious!! I even can't choose one)

Pros: Tasty food, Nice vibe, Desserts

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Very nice place! - Edit

I tried this restaurant in Feb 2013. Since then I always go there when up to Saint-Petersburg.
Nice relaxing atmosphere, tasty food and good service!!! Pasta with mushrooms and ravioli are awesome!!!!!!!! Did not think that vegetarian food can be that cool...


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stunningly!!!!!the best саfe in Russia! - Edit

Best vegan and raw restaurant in St. Petersburg and Russia!
The cafe is located in the heart of a 4-minute walk from Nevsky street. an institution 2 floors.
on the 1st floor - a bistro, everything is very tasty and not expensive) salads (6-7 kinds each day), hot dishes (lasagna, potato gratin, chickpeas, vegetables), soups, desserts are divine! all very nice) can be at 5 euros a very satisfying meal. 80%-vegan dishes.
on the 2nd floor restaurant with author's cuisine a la carte.Here you can experience a gastronomic pleasure, in the truest sense of the word! dishes are very beautifully decorated, amazingly tasty) there are very many positions RAW-gpitstsa, cutlets, vegan balls, pasta, lots of cakes and pastries. There falafel, dumplings with cottage cheese and arugula, balls with green Peas and pistachios, roasted potatoes and a lot of the other) on the menu all the icons marked options-RAW, Vegetarian or vegan, which is very convenient! have a menu in English and friendly and caring staff! very beautiful design and lots of trees, greenery and light! To my surprise and happiness, there is no menu at all soy and soy meat, no seitan! lovely atmosphere and pleasant service!
This cafe is peace and love, and it seems that the entire staff is doing their job with love and gratitude!! I would say that it is not only the best саfe in Russia, but perhaps also in Europe!


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A Must-Visit - Edit

This is two restaurants in one. The first floor is casual with ordering out of a deli case. Upstairs is a charming sit-down restaurant, tastefully decorated with modern and festive fixtures. They claimed to have an English language menu, but none were available on my visit. Instead, one of the servers spoke competent English and patiently explained each menu choice to me. There were numerous vegan options, and they are separately identified on the menu.

I ordered a “Mexican” barley soup, raspberry-cherry dumplings and apple strudel—ALL VEGAN. The Mexican soup was bland and uninspired. It was thin on the barley and had no Mexican-style spicing at all; I presume what made it “Mexican” was some parsley. The dumplings were amazing. The humble-looking and plain dumplings were filled with cherries and raspberries and then covered with a raspberry drizzle. Though the dumplings sound like a dessert, they were savory. The berry sourness with a little sweetness mixed with the plain dumplings worked incredibly well—the flavors were sophisticated, nuanced and unexpected. Recommended. The apple strudel was very good and I had a hard time believing that it was vegan (though the English-speaking server repeatedly confirmed that they were). Overall, the combination of the lovely décor and the successful vegan dishes made this restaurant a must-visit on any vegetarian tour of St. Petersburg.


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Delicious and healthy, stylish and relaxed space - Edit

The cafe downstairs is swish, with sleek decor and a trendy feel, but in a relaxed Scandinavian sort of way. You get your food at the counter and then choose a table, and can stay for hours. Prices are great value - I got a small soup, salad and main dish for 280 roubles. They have some traditional Russian dishes (including some delicious croquette things) as well as international-style dishes. 90 percent of the dishes are vegan, and there are plenty of raw salads as well. There are also gluten-free options. I went back a few times while I was in St Petersburg. I had many of their delicious salads - including seaweed, cabbage, cucumber and fresh herbs, beetroot, and creamy beans. They also have tofu dishes and hot dishes with chickpeas, buckwheat, black beans etc. Everything I had was delicious, fresh, creative and healthy. Serving sizes are modest, so you can sample a number of different dishes if you wish. The music selection was also great - kind of chilled out and moody.

The upstairs restaurant is more fine-dining, with gourmet raw (and cooked) creations. The menu is split roughly into one third raw vegan, one third cooked vegan and one third vegetarian - clearly marked. Prices are higher than downstairs. Expect to pay around 500 roubles for a starter and main. But it's worth it - the food is beautifully crafted. I had a raw borsht, and the raw green burgers, which were marvellous. They also have lots of spectacular raw vegan desserts. I had a raw pumpkin cake that I can honestly say was the best dessert I've had in my life! It was perfectly balanced, delicious yet healthy, and cruelty-free.

Both upstairs and downstairs, there's no English on the menu, but the friendly workers spoke English and were happy to help me choose what I wanted and point out what is vegan.

Pros: Mostly vegan, Delicious and healthy food, Stylish space, superb raw desserts


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