ul. Sukiennicza 18, Gdańsk      (+48) 58 300 03 77     more than a year ago
Traditionally one of the joys of summer, Miś (Teddy Bear) have been supplying the residents of Gdansk and beyond homemade ice cream since 1962 and it is not an exaggeration to describe this place as having attained legendary status. Sadly, the owner (the daughter of the couple who began Miś) passed away  and the business passed to a niece. Following a makeover, the place re-opened to the same throng of customers it had before (you can literally wait 30 minutes in line here) but something’s not right. The ice cream just tastes different and nowhere near as tasty as before. Did they not inherit the secret formula or is their skill in ice-cream making just not up to the standards achieved by their aunt and grandparents? Whatever it is, we are not the only people to have walked away from Miś in the past few weeks with disappointed expressions. Can there really be that much difference we hear you ask, it’s only ice cream? Well in this case, yes there can and there is. One other niggle – the place had a certain aura because it looked, how should we put this, run-down. Being served in brown surroundings by slightly older ladies wearing white coats was great for us and incredibly nostalgic for many Poles we know, as it didn’t appear to have changed much since the 1970s. The new owners have white-washed the parlour meaning while it’s now clearer and brighter, it’s also a lot less atmospheric (and no the addition of some antique milk churns doesn’t do it for us). We might be accused of being overly-nostalgic and you might be right, but we fear that the new owners are going to appreciate that nostalgia is a valuable commodity – such a shame.


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Open 10:00 - 21:00. From September open 10:00 - 19:00.


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