In the city of Ostroleka, near Warsaw, you will find this coffee shop. It is very close to the monastery, in the heart of the city. My friend goes there quite often, so the owner treated us great, it had gigantic comfortable couches, the room has soft lighting which gives an air of a pub, and there were cakes, teas and coffees. And that cake was so tasty! and served with them, the best vanilla ice cream I've ever eaten. And the presentation was great.
We wanted to try something different because we'd already eaten enough Polish food, and our tour guide in Warsaw told us about this Jewish restaurant. It took no effort at all to find it because it's in an old building that's surrounded by new farms. As the guide pointed out, the place was a little tacky, and one of the terraces was actually fake. The dishes, which are mostly lamb are somewhat dry, but we also ordered some bread and delicious fish balls. But the best part was the dessert, made of macaroni with bread and raisins, delicious!!
The central train station is in front of that mall called [poi = 576 501] Złote Tarasy [/ poi] and there, at the exit, we can see the big Hard Rock Cafe guitar. The restaurant is like the rest of the ones in this chain, it also has a bar and of course, the store. The staff is very friendly and they all speak English. Here you can find the generic Hard Rock shirts with the Warsaw logo on them.
Located in an old factory, this is a great place for a snack or a glass of wine. The concept is different because, in addition to drinking wine in the bar, you can buy it and take it away. It's great for a romantic evening or with friends. It is not expensive, you can dine with a good wine for 20 euros. It has a very nice terrace in summer.
The cafeteria "W oparach absurdu" (in the mist of absurdity), is in the district of Prague. Just by the name, and we can get to the idea that it is a cafe that is a bit alternative, but charming! It also has the favorite coffee of one of my best friends, Warsaw's proud. This cafe is in the "good" part of Prague, so you can go both day and night, and in addition to drinking a lot of beers (my friend asked for a Chocolate), one can have lunch or dinner, Polish dishes (eg pierogi) for about 4 € the plate. You have 2 floors and the furniture is old, with sofas, wooden chairs and armchairs, sewing machines with tables, images of pristine, antique mirrors ... Charming!
Inside the Złote Tarasy mall, we can find a lot of cafes and shops, although they have more charm found in the -1 floor, down the stairs that are next to the Hard Rock Café. Just open the glass doors and we are are in the cafeteria Bread and Butter, which is not very large but it is very cute, and it is somewhere to have a coffee, a cake, a sandwich, but with a special touch, like cheese with jam and rucula. I ate an apple cake and it was very good, they even give it to you in a cute box!
Beside the plac Zamkowy you can find this restaurant whose interior looks like it came out of a dollhouse. Although the décor is not exactly expensive, it is a good place to sample Polish cuisine. A meal for three people, with 2 starters, 3 main courses, dessert and wine came out to about 100 PLN (€ 35-40) per person.
At the foot of the Warsaw Rialto Hotel, is a restaurant governed by the renowned chef Martin Gimenez. Stunning, traditional cuisine with fusion touches. If you want to find something different and tasty at an acceptable price, this is the best kitchen in Warsaw. For dessert: ask for Imbir / piwo / apple, they are really awesome!
Our first night in Warsaw, walking around the streets of the historic town, my boyfriend and I came across this pleasant little place. Since then, I've been a passionate fan of sauerkraut. I recommend trying it, and other dishes worth a go include pierogi and zapiekanka. Eating out is very cheap here in Warsaw!
The area where this ice cream shop is almost opposite the [poi = 893361] University Library [/ poi], which is one of the newest areas of Warsaw. This area is full of cafes and very fashionable with the coolest people in the "in crowd" going to those places. The ground floor of "Lody na patyku" has gelato, but not the boring normal kinds. They have different flavors like mango and berries in shapes like circles and hearts. And the upstairs restaurant has more of a place to sit, with stools by the window. The menu, which is sandwiches and salads, is all very cool! In the summer they have hammocks set up out on the grass so that you can have a drink while you're relaxing. It was very chic!
The last time I visited Warsaw I was with a Turkish friend, whom I have not seen in years. I wanted to eat at the best Turkish restaurant in the city, which he had not been to yet but of which he read some very good reviews. He was also very eager to go to this restaurant. Behind the Central Station we caught the tram (Number 7 if I remember correctly). The tram ride lasted 25 minutes or so. At a large intersection with a bridge, we crossed and found it! It is to the left and has a rectangular shape with a terrace, large enough and above all very minimalistic. Once inside, we found that the owners are in fact Turkish. My friend was thrilled and began to talk to them, commented on Poland and the business. I let my friend enquire about the food and we ate ... better than when I was in Istanbul! The restaurant has a very extensive menu and it is a place to meet Turkish businessmen, since it is not far from the airport. I really enjoyed the experience a lot!
It's in Old Prague, right next to the Church of St. Florian, and perhaps one of the most authentic bars of the city. The menu is varied, and is translated in many languages. The lady is serious, but the counter serving the food is very fast. The food, as always in these places, is good and plentiful. You must try some traditional soups.
At this bar, any time is good for a drink or a traditional Polish zamparse snack, because the premises in question is open 24 hours a day. I was also surprised! Its interesting because inside it is decorated with lots of communist details. The walls are lined with newspapers from decades ago, the music played is more than 50 years old. Everywhere you look there are memoirs of other times, some of which Poland would like to forget, i'm sure. Prices are very good. For 4 zlotys (approximately euro) you can have a drink (beer, shot of vodka ...) and for 8 order a plate of something typical like zimne nozki (a jelly that I did not like), or awanturka (a sort of txaka which I loved). For that price, test!
If you want to enjoy an unforgettable experience in Warsaw, I recommend starting at 3 Crosses square and going to the old town of Warsaw. Of course, don't forget to have a beer in Rynek Square, and then another one in the old city. Then you'll end up at a restaurant with pretty cheap prices, around 15 euros a head. It's a typical Polish place with traditional Polish food. I recommend it!
Ulubiona is the type of place where you could literally buy everyone in the bar a shot of vodka and not go broke. Yes, the shots here cost around 50 cents (or 2 zlotys). The place itself if warm and welcoming with lots of interesting things like old radios and murals on the walls. Don't miss it if yo're in Warsaw.
What is striking about this place is that their waiters and waitresses are dressed up. Theoretically they are wearing old Polish clothes, although exactly how old, who knows?! The fact is they are funnily like part of a carnival every day and when you get there they very kindly ask you, what do you want? I wanted a popychacz (with raspberry or strawberry juice, if I remember correctly). The bar is nice, I liked it, but not so much the neon wall stickers. Perfect for a drink, not too late, and quiet to chat.
It is one of the oldest dairies, and remains one of the most fascinating, both for its location, just after passing the Barbacane, between the old and the new city, and its vintage decor. The menu is simple and extensive, with a page translated into English. As in all these types of bars, the order is made, you pay, and you pick up your plate directly at the kitchen window. Once you have finished your meal, you have to deliver the dishes to another window. All dishes are delicious. Although we didn't understand their names, we randomly ordered, with a positive outcome.
A delicious and friendly place, with a wide selection of pasta, which is right at the beginning of the Strada Reale, near Piazza Castello, but not as touristic as you can imagine. It may be one of the best options for a break after a long walk to discover the old town of Warsaw. Friendly service, and you can rest for a while without having to order a second drink.