Presenting Buro Canteen – a city café concept by Buro 24/7
Recently opened in Moscow, Russia
After Buro 24/7 and its publisher, the Forward Media Group moved its HQ to the Trekhgarnaya district a few years ago, the team found that they were soon followed by the city's biggest fashion companies, such as Podium, Terekhov, Rusmoda and many others. The area soon became the place where creative and young people meet and spend most of their time. To address this sudden boom, Buro 24/7 founder Mira Duma realised that the district would benefit from a cool new dining concept...
Enter the new city café concept – Buro Canteen – which is the result of a collaboration between Mira Duma, Buro 24/7 and a young restaurant group called Girl Power LLC, founded by Roxane Chatounovski, Vassilisa Sergeeva and Natalya Svyatogor in 2011. Girl Power operates two successful projects in St. Petersburg, Russia already: The Slow Kitchen, a pop-up summer café created for the New Holland Island project and B152|TEAROOM, which became the inspiration for the Buro Canteen in Moscow.
The newly-opened Buro Canteen offers a very simple and clear menu, where everyone can find a dish to their tastes. And the name speaks for itself: it is a revised, according to a modern lifestyle, canteen, that has the mission to become a second home to all of inhabitants of the ex-manufacture community, which has slowly become Moscow's coolest district.
The Buro Canteen chef, Dmitry Beyaev, has kept everything relatively straight-forward, so that preparation time is fast and the original taste of the high-quality produce remains in the dishes. The main menu features some of the best, most-loved creations from all over the world – such as a vindaloo curry with jasmine rice and naan bread, a delicate sticky noodle salad with smoked eel, comforting Boeuf Stroganoff, a super-healthy quinoa salad with dried fruits and veggies, seabass baked in salt, and a jerk chicken with tomato and pureed olives.
The city's movers and shakers can stop by before hitting the office and grab a freshly brewed coffee and homemade viennoiseries. Whilst the lunch menu changes daily, and if you don't have a minute to leave your office desk there is a delivery service or you can grab hot soups, salads and sandwiches to-go. A traditional English tea with scones and deck sandwiches is also served here every day and the breakfast menu is available until noon.
Aside from the food, the interior design was created by Roxane Chatounovski and inspired by classic Art Deco style. The main idea was to keep the spirit of soviet industrial architecture, by keeping elements of its design such as raw concrete tiles, brick walls and adding a touch of luxury in its details such as karelian birch wood, English wallpaper, silky textiles and crystal elements. All of the furniture was custom made for the café.
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