Café Bw Russia – The Cartoon Cafe.
Café Bw (of which both locations are in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia) is the perfect place to explore if you like interesting spaces.
In that regard, we would like to emphasize that this is a unique café that stands out from your typical coffee shop because the entire concept of the place is that it is a 2D café.
The real world and the cartoon world are trapped in a kind of mix in the coffee shop.
You’re sure to find a new experience here when you enter! In spite of its intriguing nature, crossing over to a 2D dimension is also exhilarating for the various visitors who — within a month of the café’s opening — made it one of the most popular shooting spots on (Russian) Instagram.
It might even make you wonder what makes this place one of the hottest in the country right now? We would probably put a two-dimensional perspective on this if we had the choice. The walls, curtains, floors, and furniture are all black and white, with no sense of depth. In addition to the aesthetics used in the cafe’s decor, the mugs and plates were outfitted with a fun twist on keeping everything white. What’s the twist, you ask? Check it out yourself by scrolling down!
Fortunately, the menu itself seems to be anything but 2D. A delicious dessert menu filled with croissants, muffins, and cakes can be enjoyed at the coffee shop along with freshly ground roast coffee (including American, lattes, and even mochaccino’s)! No doubt, the menu is mouthwatering.
Bored Panda reached out to Solbon, the creator and owner of the café:
“The decision to open a coffee shop in an interesting format came in the fall of 2019. In the initial stage, there were only 350,000 rubles. Of course, it was impossible to seriously count on opening a complete café for such a price, considering a rent of 100,000 a month in a more or less passable location.”
“The idea came up to create a place that would be interesting mainly due to its interior (of course, with a good coffee). The renovation took just over a month, and around 100 kg of paint was used up.
Since then, our customers have been delighted! People deliberately come to us to take unusual pictures. Our employees are also delighted with the work and some even waited months for vacancies to open.”