"Literary Cafe" Restaurant. Since 1816. Pushkin Poet's Menu. St Petersburg, Russia

"Literary Cafe" (or "Literaturnoe Kafe") restaurant is located in the heart of Saint Petersburg, Russia - on a cornet of Nevsky Prospect and Embankment of Moyka River.

It is founded in 1816 as the candy shop of "S.Wolff and T.Beranget" which is became not only the best and famous in the city but place to meet for known poets, writers and journalists of St. Petersburg such as Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, Fyodor Dostoevsky and more.

At the 27th of January, 1837, the "Literary Cafe" was the place where Alexander Pushkin met his second Konstantin Danzas and went to his fatal duel with George D'Antes.

In 1840, Dostoyevsky was introduced to Mikhail Petrashevsky, the Utopian socialist, there.

In 1877, after the closure of the confectionery, a high-class restaurant was opened there, where musicians such as Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Feodor Chaliapin frequently visited.

In 1858–2001, in the basement floor opened a used bookshop, which became relatively well known. In 1978–81, the building was entirely renovated, and, in 1983, the restaurant reopened as Literaturnoye Kafe, or Literary Cafe

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Location: St. Petersburg, Russia