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These days, cool new hangouts pop up across Moscow every week, but only few will withstand the fast-changing preferences of the young demographic they cater to. But in the case of Bowl Room, a recently opened café in the downtown district of Tverskaya, we have a hunch it’ll easily become a classic for an entire generation. The venue is founded by Mitya Vorontsov who previously was a partner at architecture practice Crosby Studios, and it’s undeniable his trained eye has contributed a great deal to the look and feel of the place. Vorontsov’s very first foray into hospitality sees a black and white palette, captured by tables with white marble tops, black stools – mind you, Bowl Room is an intimate affair, seating a maximum of 28 only – and alongside one side, an elongated bench that leads all the way to a marble-clad service station.

The setting is fittingly framed by pristine white walls and concrete flooring dipped in a pitch black hue. A large window allows in floods of daylight, and adds to the light and airy atmosphere. Bowl Room owes its name to the fact that it serves five types of bowls filled with light, healthy and nutritious food. Mainly accommodating breakfast and lunch cravings, the menu lists bowls filled with grilled chicken and and vegetables or avocado with poached eggs and quinoa, but also corn chowder with bacon and popcorn, and bites like an egg sandwich, a soup of the day soup and a dessert of the day. All bites are paired with various coffee concoctions using beans supplied by local roastery Coffee Owl Roasters, soft drinks and wines. Location: Bowl Room, Sytinskiy Pereulok 4 (Tverskaya).

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