Schumli's history began in 2003, when the first coffee houses were opened in St. Petersburg. Our company Anta, Ltd. opened the first coffee shop in partnership with the Russian representative office of the German company Melitta, manufacturer of professional coffee machines and grain coffee. Here one could try coffee brewed by automated coffee machines Cafina from original grain mixes. These first-class machines have been functioning to this day. Using them, we have brewed over 1,000,000 cups of coffee.
From the very beginning, the German coffee was served together with snacks and desserts popular in Western Europe, cooked at the coffee house with the use of authentic recipes and traditional technologies. The most famous of them are Belgian waffles, cherry strudel and Vienna schnitzel.
We used a German-Austrian word "Schumli" as a name for our coffee house. This is the name of a special coffee drink brewed under very high pressure. It requires a special mastery to brew it. It comes out slightly whipped, with a creamy texture. If it is brewed properly one can see a caramel-colour skin on the surface of the hot and moderately strong coffee, which is also called "Schumli".
Presently "Schumli" is rather a typical European-city café with a wide selection of meals, desserts and drinks. It has three halls on two floors. We have envisaged special meals and a play-room for children. We continually try to diversify the menu with new seasonal offers and interesting meals from around the world.
The set design of the cafe changes, as timed to certain holidays, and with change of seasons. According to our guests' opinions, this is always a pleasant surprise raising their mood and inspiring them with new ideas.
The café is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, with lots of business centres around; the City Duma, the Committees of the City Government and St. Isaac's Square are nearby. The café's peak demand is on weekdays from 12:00 to 16:00. It is better to place an order and book a table in advance for this time.
We are often selected for banquets, weddings, birthday parties and other events. The halls are leased out for seminars, lectures, business meetings. Sometimes the café is closed for outsiders, to hold private events. If you are coming to us from afar, it is better to call in advance.
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We love our city and are always pleased to meet its residents and guests!