Healthy brunch in a stylish deli
Expat favorite Correa's was opened in 2003 by American Isaac Correa. Since then, the chain has grown to eight branches across Moscow, with an emphasis on healthy, fresh and simply prepared food. While it serves up great salads and pizzas, Correa's is perhaps best loved for its continental buffet brunch (around 1,300 rubles, depending on the branch). The staff don't mind if you come with a group of friends to graze for several hours — which is handy as the mammoth tables of flaky pastries, yoghurts and fresh bread will require some serious attention. The interior is light, airy and has a Scandinavian minimalism to its decor.
High-end Brasserie Most, one of restauranteur Alexander Rappoport's eateries, might be beyond the average person's budget for a casual weekend dinner. But a casual weekend brunch is easier on the wallet. The restaurant takes its inspiration and ingredients from France — indeed some have even likened the interior to the palace of Versailles. While we wouldn't go that far, it's certainly a stylish place to eat stylish eggs. Pick how you'd like them cooked and add extras like greens, ham, salmon or even truffle, if you're feeling extravagant. Another highlight is French toast with vanilla sauce and berries (520 rubles). A great place if you're feeling fancy.
+7 (495) 660 0706
6/3 Kuznetsky Most. Metro Kuznetsky Most
Eat your way around the world
24-hour breakfast from around the world that is discounted 30 percent when it's breakfast time in the country you've ordered a dish from. Need we say more? Cook'kareku offers 25 breakfast dishes and an almost overwhelmingly long drinks list to match. Depending on what side of bed you wake up on, you could opt for Thai (pad thai), Scandinavian (marinated gravlax, spinach, creamed potato, scrambled eggs), Mexican (corn tortilla, guacamole, scrambled eggs, salsa), Indian (papadum with tandoori prawns and mushrooms) and many more. The fun menu is complemented by a bright, contemporary interior and buzzing atmosphere.
+ 7 (495) 660 5339
9 Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Ulitsa, Bldg. 4. Metro Barrikadnaya, Krasnopresnenskaya
Food fit for a tsar
A brunch banquet accompanied by gentle harp music in a palatial dining room certainly sounds heavenly. But at the Metropol, you don't need to pass through the pearly gates — just 2,000 rubles. The grand Metropol Hall dining room features a stunning stained glass roof, a marble fountain, monumental lamps and just the right amount of gold finishing to make you feel truly regal. Dine on perfectly cooked pastries, cold cuts, mountains of caviar and champagne as you soak up the ambience. While it's one of the priciest brunch options in Moscow, the Metropol certainly brings a whole new meaning to the saying: "Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a peasant."
+7 (495) 266 0165
2 Teatralny Proezd. Metro Teatralnaya
While many will be familiar with Haggis as an evening hangout spot serving great craft beer in an upmarket pub interior, the place also offers hearty food all day long. Dishes on the breakfast menu all cost under 500 rubles. Highlights include rye toast with smoked haddock, English muffin with salmon, and black pudding with pork tongue, topped with a poached egg. While the menu does tend to be meat-oriented, there's also plenty for vegetarians to enjoy, like the cauliflower omelet with truffle oil and the wholesome barley porridge. Its central location makes Haggis the perfect pit stop before a walk around the most attractive streets in the city.
+7 (495) 230 0331
15 Ulitsa Petrovka, Bldg. 1. Metro Kuznetsky Most