Whether posting a shot of your perfectly heart-shaped cappuccino or exploring a chic new espresso bar, the need to Instagram your daily coffee rituals has become almost a rite of passage for a millennial. Armed with our iPhones, we hunted down the most Instagram-friendly coffee places in Moscow, which serve delicious artisanal coffee to boot.
The latest addition to the flourishing Moscow's coffee scene, ABC Coffee Roasters is a minimalist madame, with dreamy white and creamy interiors, baristas who look like they've just stepped out of a glossy magazine, and sublime coffee-based cocktails.
Another minimalist modern marvel with chic white decor strung with fronds of all kinds, Bloom-n-Brew has panoramic windows and an upper level to make sure you capture that sleek counter from all angles.
With its vintage brickwalls and bold contemporary art, huge windows and shiny marble tables, it's hard to find a more photogenic spot to record your day and your pink peppercorn latte for posterity's sake.
The millennial dream, this soft pale blush-hued coffee shop with healthy and equally photogenic desserts and artisanal coffee will have you snapping away between the sips of your matcha latte.
A quiet sunshine-flooded café just off the bustling Tverskaya Street, Gift Coffee with its whitewashed walls, azulejo tiles on the counter and tumbling ivy echoes strong Mediterranean vibes, while mismatched vintage furniture among luscious palm fronds will provide the ideal backdrop for your insta-shots.
Several Les Coffees are dotted around the city but the prettiest ones are located on Pokrovka Street and at the Museum of Moscow. The latter becomes a true insta-hotspot every May and June thanks to its photogenic terrace under the blooming lilac bushes. The Pokrovka branch is airy, white and whimsical, with futuristic tables suspended from ceiling, palm trees and neon lights.
Radiating cool, Californian vibes with its colourful surfboards, palm fronds, hammocks and relaxed baristas, Surf Coffee is like a tropical Insta-paradise amid a bustling megalopolis. Their hot-pink paper cups with parrots cause a serious Insta-stir, while the coffee is damn good too.
Opened by Siberian mavericks, Skuratov Coffee's new branches look like ultra-modern coffee labs with all-glass spaces, decked out with greenery and reclaimed furniture. The neon signage pointing towards the Cold Brew Room or Nitro Coffee Lab would serve as the perfect backdrop for their highly sought-after air latte.