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The ultimate foodie spots in Krakow need to visit

A street-side restaurant in Krakow serving food.

If somebody told me the food in Krakow, Poland would be the one of best things about the destination, I probably wouldn’t have believed them. But I’m telling you, the foodie scene in this Eastern European city is next level. Krakow, really is a hidden gem when it comes to good eats. The best bit? It’s also perfect if you’re on a tight budget.

9. Camelot Cafe

I’m just going to get straight to the point. The hot chocolate in this pink palace is out. of. this. world. They offer a wide range of drinks, from orange hot chocolate and homemade lemonade to delicious wines. It looked a perfect spot for a lunch brunch date, too!

Where? Świętego Tomasza 17, 33-332 Kraków, Poland

An old building with a purple door.

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8. Taj Thai Food

The BEST Thai food I have ever eaten. And believe me I love Thai food. An authentic Thai chicken satay for starters, Thai green curry for main and no room for dessert. It was incredible and I NEED to go back one day. 

Where? Miodowa 19, 31-055 Kraków, Poland

7. Urban Coffee

I’m a big coffee fan. It’s a known thing, I love a good coffee-date IG story. This coffee shop was SUPER cool and made me feel a little less cool… but I left with a coffee-filled stomach and a chocolate power ball – which was delightful. I even went back on my last day for a large, extra hot, oat milk cappuccino with choc on top – because #basic.

Where? Świętego Wawrzyńca 3, 31-060 Kraków, Poland

6. Bubble Waffle

Kinder Bueno-filled waffles and cocktails go hand in hand, right…? Well, they did for me! You’ll find this little cafe in the Jewish Quarter. Indulge in an Insta-worthy bubble waffle while sipping on a Martini.

Where? Józefa 0, 31-062 Kraków, Poland.

 

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5. Pierogarnia Krakowiacy

Pierogi is a local delicacy and an absolute must-try dish when visiting Central or Eastern Europe. Pierogi are a filled dumpling delight. A firm favourite for me was feta and spinach and even tastier when coupled with a glass of mulled wine.

Where? Szewska 23, 33-332 Kraków, Poland

 

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4. Cytat Cafe

Cytat Cafe is a literary cafe. It’s the perfect place to get your head stuck in a book and enjoy your caffeine fix. The cafe was full to the brim of bookshelves overspilling with books, heaven for the bookworms among us. The vibe in here was strictly chilled and the coffee was strictly scrumptious. Flat White, anyone?

Where? Miodowa 23, 31-055 Kraków, Poland

3. Busz

Calling all plant lovers! Hidden between the narrow streets behind Main Square, you’ll find the Insta-worthy Busz. It’s just like walking into a jungle and it’s pretty damn cool. A cafe in the day and more of a bar vibe in the evening makes it the perfect spot for a hot choc (delicious btw), coffee or even a glass of bubbly if you’re feeling fancy.

Where? Mikołajska 13/1.2, 31-027 Kraków, Poland

Busz Cafe, Krakow

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2. Trattoria Cyklop

The food here is just spot on – I’m talking homemade pasta, pizza, gnocchi, chocolate fondant and so much more. If you’re drooling at the thought of it, then you need to check it out. I went twice on a four-day trip… that’s how tasty it was. On my first visit, I had a delicious cheese and meat board and a salami pizza with pear (?!!!), which was SO weird yet so good. On my second visit, I had steak tartar for starters and homemade tagliatelle served with salmon in a creamy sauce… stop drooling, you!

Where? Bożego Ciała 7, 31-059 Kraków, Poland

1. Hamsa

Hands down the best mezze I’ve ever eaten. Israeli-inspired Hasma is the place for hummus and happiness… and I’m feeling it. I opted for a mezze for two (noooo, it wasn’t to myself) and it was nothing short of amazing. If it wasn’t last day vibes, I definitely would have been back here. And I obviously took a snap for the ‘gram…

Where? Szeroka 2, 31-053 Kraków, Poland

 

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