Blikle Cafe, Warsaw

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Nowy Swiat 33 (22)826 66 19

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    Blickle restaurant: Keep on walking....

    by Bavavia Written Jul 10, 2012

    I stopped in for a a pastry and coffee one morning before setting out for a long day of sightseeing. I was staying a few minutes away on Nowy Swiat. So i decided to go here because it came recommended. What a mistake. It took forever to get waited on even though no one was in there and the waiters and guy behind counter were too busy talking. Finally a snobby waiter comes over. I looked over the menu during that time and saw that the prices were comparable to my dinner budget, way too expensive for a simple breakfast. I wanted to get out of there asap , so just ordered a coffee and left. I wouldnt bother with this place.

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    Café A. Blikle: Warsaw's traditional coffee house

    by Airpunk Written Oct 21, 2011

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    This traditional café is the Warsaw trademark for cake, coffee and tradition. It should be one of your first choices for a coffee brake. Prices are higher here than at most other places, but you would surely not find any café in Warsaw where tradition and history plays such a big role. You pay for the price – but you also pay for quality and it's more than worth the money!
    The café was founded by a Swiss family in 1869 and after WWII and the Communist years, the café is owned by the Blikles again. The Blikle name is a synonym for excellent cakes, which means that you should not leave this place without having tried one of the cakes.

    Favorite Dish: I recommend the “General's Cake”, which is available in a chocolate and a marzipan variation. There are a hand full of Blikle cafés in Warsaw and other Polish cities. These subsidiaries were founded after 1990 – the original house is located at Nowy Swiat in Warsaw's city centre.

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    Blikle Cafe: Blikle Cafe~delicious & fascinating- get the story

    by Pawtuxet Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    The Blikle Restaurant has been in existance since 1869 and was very popular with many notables before the war. During the Warsaw Uprising the restaurant became a canteen for the fighting men to come for what little food was left in Warsaw. Of course it was bombed like all the rest of Warsaw, but that didn't stop them. They returned to rebuild the entire building and reopen the restaurant. Eventually they were able to do a beautiful restoration job in the Deco theme reminiscent of the war years. There was 1940's American music playing on their sound system. I was singing the tune when I noticed a woman across the room smiling to hear an American singing with the American. She gave me an enthusiastic nod when I asked if she liked it. She may not have understood my English, but she "got it".
    We had a very nice lunch...very good food and service. They serve things like herring polish style, forest mushroom soup, potato pancake and home made deserts. I highly recommend that you make the stop in a tour from the Uprising Museum, to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to Blikle's and then top it all off with a stop at Wedel's. mmmmmmmm!!

    Favorite Dish: I had a wonderful club sandwich...and Gosia enjoyed an excellent mushroom omelette.

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    Blickle Cafe within the museum: Take a break in the museum cafe

    by Pawtuxet Written Aug 22, 2006

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    There is a charming cafe in the Uprising Museum about halfway through the tour. It's design is that of the original Blickle Cafe of Warsaw, which served as a canteen for the insurgents during the uprising. Previously it had been known as the place for all the artists and movie stars and musicians to hang out. Photos of all the old "stars" are on the walls, the furniture is war years vintage, and the food is quite good. They serve coffee, cold drinks, ice cream, sandwiches, sweets and such. Some vegan items as well. Be sure to stop in. I thought it was a real treat and it's another way to support the museum.

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    Blikle Cafe: Cream of Cafe Society!

    by mightywease Written Jun 8, 2006
    Cafe Blikle - naughty but nice!

    Café Blikle on Nowy Swiat is a wonderful, traditional cafe and provided a warm, comfortable - and comforting - respite from a freezing cold and snowy day.

    The interior is smart with wood panelling, green walls, a big copper coffee pot and interesting curved lights. The atmosphere is a mixture of conversation and contemplation, a good place to catch up with friends, debate and discuss but also somewhere to catch up with oneself, sit idly and read or simply watch people come and go.

    The fare on offer includes a selection of teas, coffees (including liqueur coffees such as Honey Coffee with Krupnik and Cream and Café Bourbon with rum and cream) and other drinks, hot meals, snacks and a delicious tempting array of pastries and cakes (Chocolate Torte, Sweet Custard Slice with Flaky Pastry) which will set your mouth watering. And after all the walking you will have been doing around Warsaw you need some sustenance So go on, treat yourself. You know you want to!

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    Blikle Cafe: Donut tradition

    by sphynxxs Written Jan 13, 2004

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    Blikle Cafe is one of the most traditional cafes in Warsaw. Nowadays you will rather find elderly ladies and tourists hang out here instead of professors or intellectuals. The long queues in the shop part of the cafe are a sign of the popularity of the pastries. For those staying in a hotel in the old town - Blikle is offering several versions of breakfast as well

    Favorite Dish: the donut-style "paczki" are the specialty of Blikle, but you can also try any otherkind of sugar- and calories laden temptations

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    Café Blikle.: Café Blikle.

    by kenbac Updated Sep 18, 2003

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    Caf�� Blikle.

    This has got to the café to go for.
    Absolutely great. A real traditional Café. Good coffee, lovely confectionery and beer too, if that’s what you want. Indoor and outdoor seating. Lovely ambience. Pleasant staff. Great for people watching. We were here many time during our stay in Warsaw. Don’t miss this café.

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    Blikle Cafe: Downtown - stylish cafe with a heritage

    by Globtrotter Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    Blikle is a pleasant and stylish coffee place on Nowy Swiat. They have descent food, good breakfasts and cakes. Next to the cafe is their shop. Blikle is a family business with over 100 years of history.

    In the summer, they have tables out on the street. People go their on business meetings or to meet with friends.

    Prices are above average ( $3 for an expresso). Lunch will cost you $ 10-15. They close around 23:00.

    Favorite Dish: They are famous for their doughnuts - "Paczki" in Polish.

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    Blikle Cafe: Blikle Cafe: Best Polish Traditional Doughnuts &mu

    by Kidiri-kuchipika Written Jan 21, 2006

    Charming place where You can get delicious cakes and sweets while walking the main Warsaw's boulevard. You shouldn't miss it...

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