Art for the Little Ones

MTMyod is a sweet spot for spending Saturday with the whole family.
Myod describes itself as an art cafe. What that means in practice can vary, as there are quite a few "art cafes" around Moscow, and they seem to have little in common. In the case of Myod, it means various concerts, a constantly changing display of art on the walls and, it would seem, a particular focus on entertaining children.

On Saturdays, Myod has special children's parties. The festivities start at midday and run for several hours, with a children's entertainer, balloons, games and toys. Much of the art around the cafe would seem to double as toys, and one hall has a shelf full of knickknacks and other amusements. The menu even has a special children's section, including pancakes stuffed with salmon, sour cream or jam (all 50 rubles), chicken patties with mashed potato (70 rubles), hot dogs with fries (70 rubles), ice cream with syrup or chocolate (80 rubles) and milkshakes (90 rubles).

For adults, the cafe has a full set of the regular favorites at reasonable prices. Starters include chicken wings in honey (220 rubles) and prawns fried in a tomato sauce (20 rubles). Salads range from the common Caesar with chicken (200 rubles) to a more exotic Serbian salad with Bulgarian peppers, tomato, leek and feta cheese (140 rubles). Soups start at 100 rubles for either chicken bouillon with egg or pelmeni in mushroom bouillon. Mains are also well-priced and include pike-perch in orange sauce (220 rubles), schnitzel Ministry-style (180 rubles) and chicken liver with vegetables (180 rubles).

The draft beer prices are particularly good, starting at a mere 75 rubles for a half-liter of Baltika. Appropriately for a cafe with a name that means honey, Myod also serves hopped mead, 120 rubles a half-liter.

4-6 Ul. Sadovaya-Karetnaya, 650-4550, 10 a.m.-midnight, M. Mayakovskaya.