Decorated with muted colours, big candles and even bigger sofas, Mon Balzac has a sophisticated edge and despite its popularity the attentive staff make frequent forays to ensure your Złote Lwy never nears empty. While you’ll find most customers using Balzac as a drinkery, and a very good one at that, don’t for one moment think the menu is an afterthought. Meals here include a variety of breakfast options and a range of French and international dishes during the day. All this in a warm environment from where you can watch the live music played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Toilet access, meanwhile, is gained through a mirrored door, something which might present a problem once the beer goggles are lowered.