January 28, 2022


The Trip Encyclopedia

The Best Restaurants and Pubs that you can’t miss while in Kraków

Restauracja Starka

If you’re looking for typical Polish cuisine Restauracja Starka should be on your list.
Located not too far from the Plac Nowy, this restaurant offers a variety of food prepared from the finest ingredients. You can also enjoy their famous homemade flavored vodkas. From Cranberry, Ginger, Raspberry to even Cinnamon, Mint or Pineapple flavors. There’s no limit you can go crazy. Surrounded by authentic red walls full of caricatures, you can enjoy some of the best staples of Polish cuisine: Herring tartare, Red beet soup, Pork sirloin, Camembert breaded with nuts, Homemade walnut cake, Apple pie and much more.

Photo Credit: Starka Restaracja
Photo Credit: Starka Restaracja

ul. Krupnicza 6, Kraków
+48 601 44 20 97

Bistro Charlotte

Bistro Charlotte is that kind of place you fall in love immediately when you enter! It has everything a great coffee place should have, the smell of coffee, fresh cakes and pastry, menu full of mouth watering meals, fresh lemonades and smiling customers coming back every day. You have to try their pain aux chocolat, raspberry croissants or tartines. Their selection of breakfast is worth every penny. What’s even better, you can actually enjoy Charlotte’s breakfast  all day long.

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Photo credit: TEDxKraków via Foter.com / CC BY

pl. Szczepanski 2, Kraków (31-011)
+48 600 807 880

Bistro 11

Bistro 11 offers fresh, seasonal menu and unique atmosphere. You can enjoy late lazy breakfast, tasty lunches or amazing romantic dinners. This place has it all! The employees share the passion for food and great energy for customers. Young, dynamic team is ready to serve you. Are you eating only gluten-free or vegetarian meals? In Bistro 11 that’s not a problem. The variety is shocking.

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Photo credit: Andrew Stawarz via Foter.com / CC BY-ND

ul. Rakowicka 11, Kraków (31-511)
+48 511 511 871

Cafe Bar Magia

Magical and intimate interiors in the heart of old Krakow. Cafe Bar Magia is located in the Historical Museum of Krakow; Hippolytes’ house on the Mariacki Square, a few meters from the Market Square. If you’re looking for a place in the center, away from all that rush and bustle, the Cafe Bar Magia is the one. You can enjoy delicious coffee, which is served with local, freshly baked pastries. Fast lunch or a glass of wine? No problem. The menu is being frequently updated so the customers can taste different kinds of wines.Magia is the perfect place for evening chats with a glass of wine or even a sophisticated cocktail with calm background music and intimate atmosphere. A beautiful historic garden full of blooming flowers will surely recharge you for next adventures or sight-seeing. Due to the location of the Cafe Bar Magia, which depicts the tenement houses of the Krakow’s bourgeoisie, the owners insist that the kitchen serves amazing polish cuisine straight from the Krakow roots. You can’t miss the feel of Poland in there. The traditional culinary experience can be emphasized by hand-made dumplings, legendary Krakovian mussels, chocolate cake with amaret or apple baked with almonds and honey.

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Photo credit: Kuba Bożanowski via Foter.com / CC BY

pl. Mariacki 3, Kraków (31-042)
+48 12 426 47 73

Polski Pub

Great view on the Market Square, beer straight from the brewery and the biggest TV screen in Krakow. That’s what Polski pub has to offer. Right on the Rynek this classic pub is famous for streaming all the biggest matches of the day, which makes this place the best place to catch on some sport-beer time in the very centre of Krakow. The beer in Polski Pub is undoubtedly one of the best you can get around and if you’re hungry you can order from one of the neighbouring restaurants.

Photo Credit: Polski Pub
Photo Credit: Polski Pub

Photo Credit: Polski Pub
Photo Credit: Polski Pub

ul. Rynek Glowny 44, Kraków (31-017)
+48 531 609 331