|Stolovaya at Lobachevsky University in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.|
I'm a lover.
Sure, occasionally comes a day when there's just nothing good out- you're picking at some wilted cabbage and overcooked cutlets- but most of the time, the stolovaya is the best place to eat well + cheap. We never ever said no to a stolovaya in Ukraine (especially the overlooked ones!) and so I was psyched to be eating once a day at Lobachevsky State University's stolovaya in July.
Here's an example of a typical meal in the student cafeteria.