In a black and white photograph of 1915-1916, it is unusually deserted next to the Coffee House. But in the Summer Garden, since the construction of this garden pavilion in 1826, it has been one of the busiest places. For thirty years, the pavilion was home to the Italian confectionery Piazzi, attracting lovers of coffee and pastries. Then there was a restaurant very popular among the metropolitan public. Perhaps the photo was taken in the early morning, and the restaurant is not yet open. Or maybe the influence of the world war is already making itself felt.

Currently, there is a cafe in the Coffee House, where visitors can have a cup of hot coffee.

Enjoy your walks through the gardens of the Russian Museum, where every corner is filled with the history of St. Petersburg.