The Avocado Cafe, Moscow
Two vegans heading into Moscow for a long weekend, uncertain about what lies ahead having never been to Russia before, and we were a little anxious about what we would eat.
We didn’t know much about generic Russian cuisine, only that vodka shots are served with almost everything!
Instead of living on fine Russian vodka, which didn’t sound that unappealing, we discovered the Avocado Cafe which we can only describe as a god send. Situated right in the center of Moscow, around 10/15 minutes walking from Red Square, the cafe is neatly tucked away in a side street full of lucrative fashion shops, typical to Moscow’s culture.
The location makes the Avocado Cafe ideal for tourists and visitors to the city.
The Cafe itself is cozy and elegant with a relaxing ambiance. The building is situated in a cave like structure underground and the beautiful lighting greatly compensates for the lack of windows. Light relaxing music is played making the venue super relaxing after a hectic day of sightseeing.
The Avocado Cafe Menu
The menu is easy to understand with the English translation and clearly states whether the dish is vegan or not with the relevant symbol.
The staff were helpful when we asked for clarity on the vegan dishes. Pictures of the food are included so you know exactly what you will be getting.
The Avocado Cafe vegan food
We each had a Lentil and Beetroot Burger with french fries followed by a raw chocolate and mint cake.
The burger was the best we’ve ever had, seriously, and the cake (and side beer) were the perfect companions.
The food and drink were incredibly cheap, the meal came to a total of £11 for 2 mains, 2 beers and 2 deserts.
The staff were super friendly and spoke minimal English but remember you’re in Russia, learn Russian, use Google Translate or invest in a vegan travel card if you’re worried about what you are being served.
Overall, the Avocado Cafe is one of our favorite vegan eateries in the world and we will definitely be back on our second visit to Moscow.
Visit the official Avocado Cafe Moscow website for more.