The Central embankment
The city that stands on the river, starts from the embankment. The central embankment of Volgograd is two terraces on the right side of the Volga. It has the name of the 62nd Army, with the force of which Stalingrad held the line for 180 days. The embankment is located in a walk distance from many cafes, bars and restaurants. The ideal option is to visit “Schastiye est’” (“Happiness exists”) before or during the walk, take food and make a picnic in the shadows of the trees with a view on the opposite bank of the Volga. Or you can take a walk to a new interactive museum – “Russia – my history”.
Coffee house Voronka
It is a good place to have breakfast though sandwiches choice here is not that vast. More likely it is about coffee and dessert. Citrus raf and strawberry lemonade with basil are worth trying. The interior here is very nice, a long table in the center is perfect for a big company. The square park being close makes take-away coffee a very good idea.
It is the only coffee house in the city that roasts coffee itself. It will be luck in case the owners of the place, Mikhail or Ksenia, will be at the counter. Being adapts of the third coffee wave, they are keen on what they are doing and introduce coffee culture to their guests. Even if you are cappuccino lover, do try cup of espresso to feel the amazing full taste of Babetta roast.
So so Coffee
Espresso bar with a gallery of local artists, such as Anastasia Danilenko and others, is perfect for measured work rhythm with a cup of coffee. Take espresso and take a sit at any table – plugs are everywhere. Don’t forget to try eclairs - they are famous all over the city.
Chai Kitayskoy Pandy (Chinese panda tea)
The tea house is located on the roof of the river port what already makes this place a must visit. In case you are not a tea lover, you will definitely love the photos with the Volga river view. Frankly speaking, this place is better to be attended in the evening. The light strings and closeness of the water create the unforgettable atmosphere.
In USSR chess was played practically everywhere in the streets if the weather allowed. As time passed by this intellectual tradition was lost. Now Anastasia is trying to bring back the popularity and mass character of the game, and with her friends they transformed an old premise into a real “City Chess Center”. This is how instead of a new bar this amazing place appeared.
It is an ideal place for those who want everything at once. A vast variety of precooked dishes to take away makes it possible to organize a picnic in the park, have a quick breakfast or arrange a romantic dinner. Food is cooked with love. The location is perfect for often visits as you explore historical and park places of interest of Volgograd.
In this winery you can not only taste drinks that come starting from the south coasts of France up to even more southern Chile, but also visit a recently opened wine school. Getting to know winemaking culture is now possible not only theoretically but in practice as well – what makes classes educational and cheerful at the same time. The evening time wine-tasting starts at 7 pm and costs 900 rubles. The menu is not large, but is really balanced what makes you feel like for a relaxed dinner with a bottle of good wine, chosen with the help of sommelier.
Rap site «Trueshoba battle»
Raucous rap battles didn’t pass Volgograd by. The city has its own site for that – “Trueshoba battle”. The idea of it was born in 2013 and lived in cellars. But as time passed, the things were getting better, decent participants and good quality places appeared. Now the main task is the promotion of young talents. Colleagues from Saint Petersburg often come here with visits. Here you can find the information on the place and time of the next battle.
Beer library seems to satisfy everybody’s taste. While walking along the embankment, you can stop by for a business lunch here – menu is constantly changing. And in the evening you can settle yourself on the summer terrace with beer and snacks and enjoy the sunset; and in case more action is required – every Friday and Saturday you can have a sit closer to the scene where musicians perform.
You can enjoy the intact nature almost inside the city of Volgograd. All you need for it is to take a ferry, in case you have a car, or a steam-ship to Island Sarpinskiy. It is worth renting a bike in Green Bike https://vk.com/greenbike34 Many channels and lakes make island exploration a real adventure. You can buy take-away food with you – near the bike rental station there is a nice place “Schastie est!” perfectly suitable for that.