Not so much a cafe as a lesson in local history. Established in 1895, it was in this very establishment that Młoda Polska - Poland's Art Nouveau movement - was founded, with many of the leading artists of the day choosing to take their libations inside this grand venue, and tack their art on the walls. The place has hardly changed a bit since then and still features loads of original artwork from the fin-de-siecle era, as well as period furnishings, stained glass, an anachronous cloakroom and even a smoking section. In addition to beer, coffee and sweets, there’s also a full menu of Polish food, and they offer a popular 3-course meal with live entertainment from a folk dancing troupe every Weds & Sat at 19:00 for 119zł. Although the abundance of tourist groups and the poker-faced nature of the staff limits the appeal of return visits, stopping in at this legendary venue is still essential.
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Facilities for disabled
Open 09:00-22:00. Fri, Sat 09:00-23:00.
ul. Floriańska 45