We spent two nights in Krakow and enjoyed delicious dinner and drinks each evening. This is not an exhaustive Krakow food and drink guide, but you cannot go wrong at any of these places.
Where To Eat In Krakow Old Town
We winged it the first night. It was the first time to Krakow for both of us and neither of us knew quite what to expect. Many restaurants were full…several on Sławkowska Street turned us away when we asked for a table. But we eventually secured a table (due to a no-show) at Farina.
Świętego Marka 16
31-018 Kraków, Poland
+48 519 399 474
6:00PM – 10:00PM (Tuesday)
1:00PM – 10:00PM (Wednesday – Sunday)
The focus at Farina is on fresh fish and we were not disappointed by our entrees: halibut for my friend and sea bass for me. We had some potatoes and gnocchi on the side and the fresh bread was delicious.
Our second night, we ate at Cyrano de Bergerac, a French restaurant in a brick-lined, candlelit cellar.
Cyrano de Bergerac
31-014 Kraków, Poland
+48 12 411 72 88
12:00PM – 11:00pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
The atmosphere of the restaurant was quite cool and I enjoyed delicious scallops and veal (my friend had turbot and also liked it). Dessert was also a treat: crème brûlée with bourbon vanilla and lovely profiterole ice cream and berries.
Where To Drink In Krakow Old Town
We had cocktails each night and I can recommend two places. The first is called Budda Bar and is located near St. Mary’s Basilica.
Budda Cocktail Bar
Rynek Główny 6
30-001 Kraków, Poland
+48 12 421 65 22
2:00PM – 1:00am (Tuesday – Saturday)
2:00PM – 12:00am (Sunday)
Staff were lovely here and the mojitos are all great…my recommendation is the raspberry grande mojito which is $10 (rather high) but is huge (easily the size of two regular cocktails).
The gem we found was called Mr. Black.
31-009 Kraków, Poland
+48 884 727 837
5:00PM – 1:00am (Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday)
5:00PM – 2:00am (Friday, Saturday)
This cocktail bar features a superb menu of drinks (like Mai Tai, my favorite and made perfectly, or a Paper Plane) and Jakub, one of the best bartenders I’ve ever had the pleasure of chatting with. The cozy atmosphere is amazing, every drink is excellent (pace yourself) and you will thank me for having visited this place.
Krakow is full of great restaurants and bars – this is but four of them. But all four I highly recommend and look forward to returning to.
This part of my Poland trip report.