Today I am taking you into a magical journey into a coffee place/mini-restaurant right next to the lovely Mariacki church, in the Main Square of my beloved city Krakow. You can't miss it if you go from Florianska, take a left right next to the Saint Mary Church, like you would go to the Small Square and on Plac Mariacki 3 you will find the welcoming doors - and in the spring/summer/autumn you can even find places outside! - of the lovely Cafe Bar Magia :)
You can find them online both on their website and on their Facebook fan-page. Or you can just drop by their place and check out their cozy interior. The atmosphere is just magical, especially in the evening with the candles burning on each and every table. It is a wonderful place to warm up and have a rest, even though the service is not as prompt as one would want the place and the food makes it up for that in full! I recommend their tea (as they have quite a wide selection) and also the mulled wine with loads of spices and dried fruits. It is just heavenly!
Even if it is so close to the Main Market Square not many people bustle about it and there are many seats to choose from - be it indoor or outdoor. You can even have lunch there as they have sandwiches and pierogi and soups. If the soup of the day is the onion one, I recommend it wholeheartedly as it is one of the best things I ate in Krakow! It is not quite a soup, but more of a stew with loads of onions and vegetables and meat. Steamy hot it just warms you up perfectly when the nights are cold and you need something to make up for it ;)
The cakes are also quite good and they have creme brulee - but still the bets creme brulee I ate was at Charlotte. The sweets come with a price range between 6 zloty for cake with season fruits and 10 zloty for the cake with chocolate and sour cherries ;) The sandwiches are around 7-8 zloty each and the pierogi 10-11 zloty. It is definetely worth your time and you should totally check it out next time you are in the area ;) It is open daily from 8 am and it keeps its doors open till around 2 am. You can pay by card and if you are lucky you will catch a glimpse of the huge kitten living in the museum upstairs :) If you do manage to get there, let me know of your thoughts upon the place :)
** This post was made out of love for good food and great mulled wine. I was not repayed in any way and all the opinions are my very own, straight from the heart! **
The Twisted Red LadyBug