New coffee shops are opening on the first floors of business class residential complexes

Coffee shops have become the most common gastronomic concept of catering establishments on the first floors of business-class residential complexes in St. Petersburg – they occupy 35% of such areas, according to a study by NF Group.

Over the past six months, restaurants and cafes have reduced their presence by five percentage points—they account for 33% of the total catering supply. Another 25% are occupied by bakeries – their share increased by seven percentage points due to a large number of openings. The most unpopular formats are bars and fast food.

Experts note that the leadership of coffee shops among formats is observed exclusively in business-class residential complexes – in luxury residential complexes they occupy only 8% of all catering formats, and on the main shopping streets of the city – 5%.