Mariacka Street is an absolute must, not only is it home to the wonderful Drukania Cafe (the main reason we were heading here within our first 30minutes of arriving in the city) it’s along these cobbled streets lined with beautiful burgher houses with their elaborate staircases and terraces and not to mention gargoyles. These creatures are said to guard the inhabitants against evil it doesn’t feel like any evil would survive around here. You will also find Amber stalls which give Mariacka Street it’s ‘most famous street in Gdansk’ title showcasing Baltic Gold (yellow, orange Amber stone).
Through my eyes a very typical ‘romantic European street’ scene.
GdańskMariacka 36 22-100
A chosen place of ours on a couple of occasions to spend a few ‘relaxing’ hours. Perfect coffee, perfect place. Housed in an old printing warehouse where the first newspaper was printed it is an interesting space to wind away the hours.
The lightest cake I think I will ever eat. Coconut Milk, Mango cheesecake. Pyszne / Delicious.
This was such a magical space, there is something about spaces like these. Thank you Drukarnia.
‘Fresh natural ingredients, signature sauces homemade fresh real beef wholegrain sourdough rolls’ Sold. Gourmet burgers never seem to disappoint but always provide me with a real challenge – how do you finish one?
A full burger, fries, soda fiesta 60PLN just over £12 for two.
PROBITE GARY, Gdańsk
I would be a (daily) local to this place if I was based here. Described as ‘good value, price quality’ the standard of the food blew me away. We visited on two separate occasions once for lunch and once for dinner. Menus written in English were provided at Lunch, however, the Evening menu was only in Polish. As our lunchtime visit had been nothing more than fabulous we were totally confident so left our food choices to the excellent staff, who did a ‘sterling’ job of conversing with us and talking through the menu.
Gorgonzola, Cress, Spinach, Cream, Tomato, Chicken, Lemon
All for under £20
BAR TURYSTYCZNY, Gdańsk
Just under £7 for lunch for 2. Poland you truly are a delightful all-rounder.
KAWIARNIA RETRO, Gdańsk
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A cosy retro cafe crammed full of vintage furniture and crochet dollies. Cakes are baked to recipes from the 1930s but as it was breakfast time I opted for a breakfast of oats, coconut milk and homemade compote. No regrets.
That magic number £7 again, no compromises on quality, service surroundings. Just true honest loveliness.