Must-see restaurants in Kraków

  • Sasiedzi lunch bar entrance.



    A perfect combination of excellent Polish and international mains and unfussy, relaxed service. Dine downstairs in an evocative cellar, or in the secluded…

  • Art Restaurant


    Easily the most ambitious restaurant in this part of town, the Art is all white linens and swish service, but forget any notion of fusty food. The menu…

  • Ed Red


    This is a solid splurge option for the steaks – cuts include New York strip, ribeye and T-bone – made from dry-aged beef and using only local producers…

  • Glonojad


    This appealing and popular self-service cafeteria has a great view on to Plac Matejki, just north of the Barbican. The diverse menu has a variety of…

  • Youmiko Sushi


    Tiny bar-and-table joint serving some of Kazimerz's best sushi in a casual, hipster-friendly setting. Lots of vegan items on the menu, and on Sundays it's…

  • Entrance to cafe with breakfast menu display

    Cafe Botanica


    As the name suggests, the decor emphasises the horticultural. Breakfasts here are a popular choice. You can opt for a classic English breakfast, European…

  • Wentzl Restaurant, Rynek Glowny 19, Old Town.



    This historic place, dating back to 1792, is perched above the Main Market Square, with timbered ceilings, oriental carpets and fine oil paintings all…

  • U Babci Maliny, ul Slawkowska 17, Old Town.

    U Babci Maliny – Szpitalna


    The Szpitalna branch of arguably Kraków's most famous milk bar, at Granny Raspberry's is a godsend for travellers on a budget. Hearty Polish staples like…

  • Pimiento, restaurant stolarska street entrance and sign.



    This upmarket grill serves a dizzying array of steaks to suit both appetite and budget, and offers some reasonable vegetarian alternatives for the meat…

  • Cyrano de Bergerac, restaurant exterior.

    Cyrano de Bergerac


    One of Kraków’s top spots for fine dining, this restaurant serves authentic French cuisine in one of the most beautiful cellars in the city. Artwork and…

  • Karakter


    Karakter feels unique in Kazimierz in that there's no theme or shtick, only a menu that promises a modern whole-animal, farm-to-table approach and unusual…

  • Miód Malina


    The charmingly named Honey Raspberry serves high-quality Polish cooking in colourful surrounds. Grab a window seat and order the wild mushrooms in cream,…

  • Dawno Temu Na Kazimierzu


    Arguably the smallest and most atmospheric of several restaurants in Kazimierz playing on the old-time Jewish theme. The traditional Polish-Jewish cooking…

  • Hamsa


    How can a place miss when it calls itself a 'hummus and happiness' restaurant? The light, uncluttered interior is a welcome tonic to the kitschy Jewish…

  • Black Duck


    The duck meat at this restaurant arrives specially from Poznań, and good use is made of it. From duck pierogi to duck soup with meatballs, as well as a…

  • Pod Aniołami


    This is the quintessential old Kraków restaurant; its main dining room occupies a Gothic cellar from the 13th century. Heavy wood furniture, stone walls…

  • Hawełka


    Anyone who values art nouveau or the paintings of Gustav Klimt should be prepared to be dazzled. Step inside and travel back 100 years. The traditional…

  • Restauracja Pod Norenami


    A warm and inviting Asian-fusion restaurant that's ideal for vegans and vegetarians. The menu runs from Japanese to Thai to Vietnamese, with lots of spicy…

  • Szara Kazimierz


    A step up in both price and quality from the several nearby restaurants on ul Szeroka. Szara is the go-to if you're looking for dishes that are inspired…

  • Chimera Salad Bar


    The ideal quick and simple Old Town lunch: grab a plate (big or small) and fill it with all those veggie items that look so good. The covered courtyard…

  • Hummus Amamamusi


    Hummus is undergoing a renaissance in Kraków and this tiny place on the western side of busy ul Krakowska has transformed the humble chickpea spread into…

  • Klimaty Południa


    Wander away from the busy street through a courtyard to this hidden gem. The menu is vaguely Mediterranean, though Polish and other influences are evident…

  • Międzymiastowa


    It's hard to classify this stylish, urban space deep within the Tytano tobacco factory complex. It's an excellent choice for a burger or casual bite, but…

  • Cakester


    Cheery throwback bakery with plenty of breakfasts, toasted sandwiches, pancakes and waffles on the menu, as well as excellent coffees and shakes. The big…

  • Restauracja Pod Baranem


    Just what Kraków needed: a beautiful sit-down restaurant, complete with white linens and candles on the table and original art on the walls. It also just…

  • Zazie Bistro


    Highly regarded, cosy Kazimierz bistro with imported French classics like quiche and onion soup. The menu dabbles in less familiar areas as well, like…

  • Lody na Starowiślnej


    Small and understated, this ice-cream shop is probably the most famous in all of Kraków. On any sunny day, you'll spot this place a mile away by the longs…

  • Ariel, the restaurant sits in the Jewish Square and is popular with tourists



    One of several Jewish restaurants in and around ul Szeroka, this atmospheric joint is packed with old-fashioned timber furniture and portraits, and serves…

  • Restaurant front - Korean and Japanese cuisine

    Hana Sushi


    Serving a combination of Japanese and Korean dishes, Hana Sushi is young on the scene but making a name for itself. Asian food lovers will be impressed by…

  • Klezmer-Hois, hallway in the building leading to restaurant and cafe full of antique furnishings



    Perhaps better than any other restaurant in the area, Klezmer-Hois evokes pre-war Kazimierz, with its tables covered in lace and artwork inspired by the…

  • Mr. Pancake, with a stripped bare style, Mr. Pancake mixes bare fixtures, pops of colour, and exposed brickwork

    Mr Pancake


    For decadent treats, this little retro number in the Tytano tobacco factory complex, is just the place. Stacks of American-style pancakes are covered with…

  • Farina, restaurant entrance with fish symbol.



    We don't often advise ordering seafood so far inland, but let Farina be the exception to that rule. Your server will bring over a cart showing off the…

  • Well Done, archway in middle area with wall decor

    Well Done


    Very likable barbecue and burger joint poised along shady ul Mostowa, with its string of trendy restaurants and cafes. The grill-masters know how to…

  • Kuchnia i Wino, side dining area.

    Kuchnia i Wino


    The name, 'Cuisine and Wine', may not suggest lots of imagination, though the inspired Mediterranean menu surprises with lots of handmade pastas and fresh…

  • Skwer Judah, open from lunch until dark, there is lots to offer at these food trucks

    Skwer Judah


    This hidden Kazimierz courtyard is ground-zero for the city's emerging food-truck scene. Most days you'll catch trucks selling burgers, ice cream,…

  • The ship-style bar at the front of the Corse



    This Corsican restaurant serves one of the more unusual cuisines available in Kraków. Its nautical decor, with white-canvas sail material hanging from the…

  • Walls adorned with drawings from a Heinrich Zille book at Starka Restaurant and Vodka



    Starka is a fine dining experience you'll never forget. Meat lovers should try the pork knuckle, but only go full size if you've got a decent appetite…

  • Hammam Shahrazad, along Smolensk you'll find this colourful restaurant and spa

    Hammam Shahrazad


    Restaurant above, spa below: this is a one-of-a-kind in Kraków. Enjoy traditional Turkish dishes such as hummus and falafel for a chilled-out afternoon…

  • Mamma Mia restaurant gains lots of traffic on busy Karmelicka Street

    Trattoria Mamma Mia


    We know you probably didn't come to Poland to eat pizza, but if you have a craving, go for the delicious, crispy, thin-crusted variety that comes out of…

  • One of La Campana Trattoria's indoor rooms, lined with wine bottles

    La Campana Trattoria


    Not that Kraków needed another Italian restaurant, but this one boasts the city's most delightful, flower-filled courtyard setting. On a summer day, there…

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