ul. Meiselsa 18 ,   Kazimierz         26 Jun 2024

Standing literally at the crossroads of Jewish and Catholic culture in Kraków (as symbolically represented by the intersection of Corpus Christi and Rabbi Meiselsa Streets), this 19th century Jewish prayer house had long been a bone of contention in the community with regard to how it should (and shouldn't) be used. Now in the hands of the team behind Alchemia - one of Kraków's best-loved cafe/bar/restaurants - it has been reopened in much the same spirit. Badly damaged during WWII, many of the original architectural elements are still in place, including traces of the once-extensive original frescos on the patchy, peeling walls. With plenty of space, high ceilings and what we presume is the original mechitza (a balcony used to separate men and women in Jewish temples) above the ground floor bar, there's a real feeling of history here, not to mention a social, uniquely Cracovian atmosphere.

In addition to seasonal signature cocktails, the bar is the only place in Kraków to serve unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell beer from the tank - and they do so in four ways, depending on how much you appreciate beer foam. A menu of unique Jewish-Galician cuisine is also served, from stellar breakfast options (served 10:00-13:00) to late night appetisers (served until 22:00). 

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Smoking place
Live Music
Dogs Allowed


Open 10:00-24:00. Fri, Sat 10:00-01:00, Sun 10:00-23:00, Closed Thu.


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