Anticafe in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Tucked inside the Golitsyn Loft, this is one of St Petersburg's loveliest spots to while away an afternoon. Elegant furnishings, huge windows and a piano in the corner set the scene. Like other anti-cafes, you'll pay by the minute, with drinks and cookies part of the deal.

The price tops out at R540, meaning you won't pay more than that even if you spend all day here.