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    Zapiekanka: Street Food at its Best!

    by johngayton Updated May 18, 2015

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    Zapiekanka isn't actually the name of a restaurant but rather Poland's contribution to the world of street food designed specifically for the purpose of soaking up beer - whether the beer to come, the beer already drunk, or even as a half-time snack between bars before continuing.

    Zapiekanka is an alternative to the ubiquitous kebab, though pretty much in the same league as regards healthy-eating, and is basically a half baguette topped pizza-style with various toppings such as ham, sausage, mushrooms, onions, paprika, pickle etc. and finished under the grill with cheese and then a good dollop of ketchup. For vegetarians it can be assembled without the meat.

    For around 6 zloty this is perfectly designed for its task!

    Favorite Dish: Pictured are a couple of "Super Fulls" from a takeaway at the market in Kazmierz - the "Super Fulls" being the food not Ellen and Joe who are certainly "Super" ;)

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    Pod Wawelem: A restaurant with a great ambience

    by mariahc1 Written Apr 17, 2015

    We had spotted that restaurant on the first day of our holiday in Krakow but it was always so packed that we decided to leave it for the last day; and that we did! Waiting in line for 30 minutes was worth it because the food was very tasty, cheap and of great quality. The waiters were very friendly, carrying heavy trays of food but still enjoying it. I must admit that it was a bit loud but then again, it's a pub/restaurant so the noise and the loud music is inevitable. The menu offered a huge variety of dishes, local ones as well, and the portions were bigger than what we are used to in our country and in the places that we visit on our holidays. The prices were more than reasonable. For us, the food was considered to be very cheap.
    I should mention here that we accompanied the students of our school to Krakow and the Pod Wawelem was one of the highlights of our trip. All students loved it. It is perfect for family holidays as well.

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    Restauracja Pod Baranem: Friendly, Interesting, delicious, & - gluten free!

    by Pawtuxet Updated Oct 18, 2014

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    ..This is a charming, intimate, friendly, fine quality restaurant... which is still reasonably priced... and they do a fantastic job of offering excellent choices for the average diner but what surprised me was the amazing job they did with the gluten free choices...of which there were many. I am seldom given such variety and tasty options.
    The wait staff was attentive and very pleasant. Loved the decor.
    We ate too much, drank too much, laughed and relaxed... then welcomed the walk to our hotels after such excessiveness.
    Happy to have found such a great restaurant... I highly recommend it and will hope to return.

    Favorite Dish: Everything delicious... and well presented. . . even the gluten free (which often tastes like cardboard).

    Another point worth mentioning is that they serve game dishes as well. . . something my husband would have really enjoyed.

    creative and charming interiors
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    Dawno Temu Na Kazimierzu: Once upon a time in Kazimierz

    by Airpunk Written Oct 25, 2013

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    On the place where this restaurant is located now, there were a couple of shops which were confiscated in the Nazi years. Dawno Temu Na Kazimierzu has tried to reconstrcut the facade with the shop signs while the interior is kept in a 1920s style with a lot of old pictures and items. The restaurant is one of only very few certified as kosher in Kraków. Though my first impression was that it was a very touristy place (well, it some ways, it is...), the atmosphere was cosy and inviting and the food was still good value for the money. I had Czolent, probably one of the dishes most associated with Yiddish kitchen.

    The name of the restaurant means “Once upon a time in Kazimierz”.

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    Klezmer Hois: Hotel / Restaurant known for Klezmer music

    by Airpunk Written Oct 25, 2013

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    Old-fashioned hotel-restaurant which has gained some fame among those looking for Jewish cuisine and Klezmer music. Indeed, it was the first place to open the Jewish culture revival to tourists after WWII. This place has two rooms and is decorated in a 19th century style. The atmosphere is a little more formal (but surely not posh) than in places like nearby Dawno Temu Na Kazimierzu but I still liked it. There is an extra fee (10 zloty, 2009) if you want to be in the room with the live music which is usually every evening at 8 pm.

    Favorite Dish: Had an excellent purim chicken dish.

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    Baroque Restaurant & Cocktail Bar: My last evening restaurant

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

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    The first you see when entering this place is the trendy coctail bar; not limited to wodka shots. There are 200 coctails available from the best bartenders in town.

    The restaurant section has 3 rooms and an outdoor terrace at the courtyard.

    There's sound and video system throughout the restaurant.

    In the high season theme nights are organised.

    We overflooded the restaurant with our VT-crowd and it seemed there was a kind of food shortage; not all items from the menu could be ordered.

    Favorite Dish: Soup and fingerfood.

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    Ye Olde Goat: Kazimierz spot

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

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    Ye Old Goat is a great pub, owned by the Eden Hotal at Kazimierz. The 16th century cellars offer a nice midieval atmosphere.

    In the summer the terrace at the Jakub Street is open.

    At weekends Folk- and Klezmer bands are playing live music.

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    Restauracja Morskie Oko: Highland Cuisine

    by GentleSpirit Updated Jul 12, 2013

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    Traditional Polish Cuisine with an emphasis on highland cooking from the region near Zakopane/Morskie Oko, about two hours from Krakow in the highlands.

    Inside the restaurant had the traditional decoration of the area and a small band of singers.
    I personally sat outside which had a lovely view of the Plac Szczepanski with a large fountain.
    No real noise or unpleasantness.

    The menu was explained very nicely and the staff was very friendly. Service was not especially fast that evening (it was very busy) but very good.

    Favorite Dish: see the menu here:
    http://www.morskieoko.krakow.pl/menu.pdf

    I had a pork dish and was very satisfied.
    Pork cutlet rolled with mushrooms, paprika and mountain-style sheep cheese. Price was 22 zloty
    not everyone will like the taste of the sheep cheese, i enjoyed it and it went well with the paprika. It should be said, however, this dish was not as spicy as one might have initially expected.

    There was a good selection of wild meats (boar) and several items i would have loved to try. But with Polish cuisine you have to remember the dishes are all very filling.

    Portion sizes were quite generous (by European standards) but i didn't walk out of the restaurant feeling like i was totally stuffed.

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    McDonalds: McMedieval Vault

    by GentleSpirit Updated Jul 12, 2013

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    One thing you can count on anywhere you go in the world, you will find a McDonald's and chances are it will be in an incredible location. This one, apparently came as a bit of an accident. When digging crews discovered the medieval vaults, hardly unusual for Krakow, McDonald's ended up buying it . So I had my coffee and breakfast in the coolest of settings! Step outside and you are right in front of Florian's Gate.

    The question could be posed here...why would anyone possibly want to have a burger and fries when they could be out enjoying Polish cooking. Well if your craving for a Big Mac and fries leads you here...

    You could also just say you were using the bathroom, which is most McDonald's is free, here it is not. I seem to remember it cost a nominal fee if you weren't a customer.

    McDonalds in a medieval vault!
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    W Starej Kuchnia Jana Kosciousko: Small restaurant traditional polish food

    by GentleSpirit Updated Jul 12, 2013

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    This was a small restaurant a few blocks away from the Rynek Glowny. It offered only traditional Polish dishes, with an emphasis on roast meats (it seemed)

    The ambience was friendly, it wasn't one of those fancy restaurants and didn't pretend. You came in and could see the bread oven right there(the bread was super!) Service was very friendly and attentive. The waiter was happy to recommend some of the specialties of the house. The Australian girls at the table next to me ordered the mixed grill, which seemed like a lot of food.

    The restaurant seemed to attract a lot of families. A good mixture of tourists and locals. i overheard some people remarking how cheap the beer was.

    Very happy with a yummy meal and a nice relaxed place to eat.

    i ate at this restaurant twice.

    Favorite Dish: trout with almonds
    -side of dumplings

    trout was quite fresh and of decent size. (I had asked for something that wasn't too big)
    good taste and the dumplings were divine!

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    Apertif Restaurant: Delicious

    by roamer61 Written Jun 4, 2013

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    This restaurant was ideally located to my hotel and a few minutes walk to the town square. They serve a variety of Polish and International dishes. Food is quite good though service can be a bit faster. Surroundings were pleasant. They have a tasting menu for 99ZL which is good if you want to sample a number of different dishes. They also have a lunch menu and a brunch menu.

    Favorite Dish: I had Sea Bass with Peppers and Ginger Sauce was included the whole fish. It was tasty and accompanied by a side of potatoes. Recommended.

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    Oldsmobil/Dog in the Fog: Good food, nice pub.....

    by leics Written Mar 29, 2013

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    I needed somewhere to eat near my hotel. Circumstances were difficult.

    I found this palace just around the corner. It asked me to try its 'home-made' food, so I thought I'd give it a go. I certainly needed a beer...Tyskie, on draught.

    The interior is half classic 'pub' (wooden panels, banknotes on display) and half restaurant (red table covers and white tablecloths). There's a back room for smokers with a TV, tables etc.

    The ambience was cosy and comfortable, the young barstaff friendly with excellent English. So I decided to try the food. I chose bigos (it was lunchtime, and very cold): a spiced savoury stew of cabbage and meat, usually eaten with mashed potatoes or bread. Mine came with bread and it was really excellent: steaming hot, properly spiced (I found more than one whole juniper berry) and very tasty indeed.

    So, because circumstances meant I had less choice than usual, I ate there in the evening as well. I ordered the plum-stuffed 'pork chop' which turned out to be two thick slices of roast pork. with fried potatoes and 'stir-fried spiced cabbage' (21.90 zloty..about 4.50GBP at the time of writing, perhaps 6 euro). It was absolutely delicious and very obviously home-made....exactly as the sign said it would be.

    The (largely young) customers included locals as well as some visitors. I suspect this place is very busy indeed during the season but imo it offers excellent food for very reasonable prices. Well worth seeking out.....

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    Alef: A good place to sit and watch............

    by leics Updated Mar 29, 2013

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    Alef is a rather nice little cafe/restaurant on Ul Szeroka ('Wide Street') in the Kazimierz Jewish district. Covered with greenery, it has lace tablecloths and live Jewish music nightly, and serves Jewish food as well as Polish. I only stopped for a restorative coffee (and cherry vodka...very invigorating) but enjoyed watching events unfold as sundry tour groups wandered by, and four gentlemen at the next table engaged in a heated discussion over several beers and vodkas (it was 11 am). Most pleasant, and recommended.

    Alef Tourist restorative.................
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    Wentzl Café: THE WORST COFFEE IN THE WORLD !

    by DAO Written Feb 27, 2013

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    Hotel Wentzl is located right on the main Market Square and has a reputation for being a nice hotel. They also have a full restaurant and this also has a reasonable reputation. Unfortunately on the left-hand side of the ground floor they have a café/ice cream parlour. They tout that they sell the ‘World’s Best Ice Cream’. So how could they be so lousy and incompetent that they cannot make a drinkable cup of coffee. I was handed, after long strange glances from the staff, a cup of coffee. They must have known it was going to taste like crap and probably even were expecting I would complain. I didn’t have time. I was leaving town with my mother in tow and just wanted a quick cup of coffee before we went to the airport. I am not a big lover of coffee, but even a completely bad café can make a cup of drinkable instant coffee. These folks seem to take extra long to produce something that looked like muddy water and tasted like sewer waste. In my opinion this is the WORST COFFEE IN THE WORLD. I do have some legitimacy in saying it’s the worst I have ever tasted in 130 countries. I would suggest you skip the ice cream here as well. There are other places nearby. Had I known it was going to be so putrid I could have walked over to Macdonalds and known what I was getting.

    WORLD'S WORST COFFEE ! WORLD'S WORST COFFEE !
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    Dom Peronii, or Klub Kawiarnia Wspolnota Polska: Excellent food, excellent prices

    by bpwarne Updated Dec 17, 2012

    Fantastic! Great little restaurant on the ground floor of the Hotel of same name, looking out onto Old Town Square. We ate here twice in Oct 2012 and loved it, wished we had found it earlier during our visit as we would have eaten here daily - seriously! Very cozy, actually a bit elegant atmosphere with great Polish food at great prices for Town Square area with a friendly staff. I highly recommend this place.

    Favorite Dish: Tomato soup (with noodles in it) Tri-set salad, Pork chop w/potaos and vegetables....I'm getting hungry just thinking of it.

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