This restaurant is situated by the main road in Zgon. You can sit inside, on the verandah or at the tables in the garden at the back. The main disadvantage of sitting on the verandah is the noise that the passing cars make, especially the heavy lorries.
There is a car park in the meadow at the back and a children's playground with swings.
The restaurant is quite expensive in comparison with some other places in Mazury but some are even more expensive. The service is prompt and efficient.
Favorite Dish: I had potato cakes with forest mushrooms, which were delicious but the helping could have been larger at the price. Chris had fish soup, which he said was unlike the fish soup he had had in other restaurants and was more like bullion with pasta and small pieces of toast, while there was hardly any fish in it. It didn't even smell of fish to me either. His pierogi were nothing special so he left disappointed.
The Kacperek is a roadside restaurant not far from Babieta. The food is good, although they will sometimes serve things that have been frozen for a week. Try to find out what has just been prepared, or deduce it from the smell coming from the kitchen. If it's warm, sit at a table outside, admiring the view - the restaurant is situated slightly higher than the road and the village. There is a stork's nest nearby, so you can have your meal in the company of a stork.
Favorite Dish: Croquettes stuffed with meat with barszcz (beetroot soup), very good pierogi, but many other dishes were just as good. My husband liked the soups, like, e.g. kurkowa - made with a special kind of fresh forest mushrooms.
We revisited the restaurant this year (2009) and found no croquettes on the menu but the barszcz was served with kolduny (meat-stuffed dumplings).
But this time we especially liked their gorgeous crepes (nalesniki) with blueberries and cream - we could eat them every day!
This restaurant is run by a married couple and offers excellent freshly made food. Fish is their speciality - after all we are in Mazury - but other traditional Polish dishes are served here as well. If there are more of you, order a different thing each, then you can see what there is and come again to try the other dishes. If you want something special that is not available on that day, the owners will prepare it specially for you on a pre-arranged day.
The owners have won many awards and diplomas for excellent cooking but have remained warm and unassuming, treating all their guests as if they were special. You can really feel at home there and bring your kids with you.
The restaurant serves no alcoholic beverages. Don't count on a glass of beer or wine with your meal, but it's a small price to pay for what you will get.
Favorite Dish: Pikeperch coated in sesame seeds, and all kinds of home-baked cakes - you must ask for them specially as they are not included in the menu.
My husband enjoyed all their soups, especially cucumber soup (ogorkowa) and zurek. Their homemade pickled cucumbers which are served with some kinds of meat are just great. You usually get them with potato cakes with goulash (placki ziemniaczane z gulaszem), which are very tasty and well worth a try. All the dishes are served with large portions of at least two kinds of salad at no extra cost. In fact, whatever we had there was delicious and we wished we could have tried everything.