Friday, 3 July 2015

Bunkier Cafe - One Of A Kind

Good day everyone!

What better way to start the day than having a great breakfast to light your way through the day and give you the energy kick you need? Some rather like toasts with butter, some like it plain with coffee and a good smoke, some go fresh and just have a yoghurt or blend fresh fruits and veggies to go... I am the kind of person that if I have the time and patience I would rather have something sturdy :) Something like an english breakfast, with plenty of eggs and meat. I admit it, with all my heart, I am a meat lover and I cannot be cured :) I admit I do not see myself giving up meat!
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There are plenty of places to have a good breakfast in Krakow, like my beloved Charlotte - in Plac Szcepanski, but if ever you are in that area - and you find Charlotte full, as usual - you can always walk just a few meters, up to the corner, to the Bunkier Cafe ;) It is one of Krakow's hidden treasure spots, a place that locals enjoy - you will more likely hear polish beeing spoken inside but don't be afraid as the menu is bilingual and the ladies that serve know English very well ;)
The Bunkier Cafe is located on Plac SzczepaƄski 3a, just on the corner next to the Bunkier Museum. The place is open Sunday to Wednesday between 9:00 am to midnight, Thursday to Saturday between 9:00 am and 2:00 am. The Menu includes items for Breakfast, Brunch, Pizza, Sandwiches and Tapas Bars. You don't have to dress up, you can even come in short pants if you wish, though I have never seen people just in a bathing suit there so I would not recommend it ;))) You can pay both by cash and/or cards (American Express inculded). The place also allows bookings and it is split between a smoking and non-smoking area. The area is outside - outdoor seating - but it is open around the year: in the winter the place gets covered and there are heaters distribuited around & in the summer it is open and there are ventilators placed instead of the heaters. The direct view - when seated - offers you the Planty area and you can see the people strolling, while you drink your morning coffee :)
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The place is not expensive and the people serving are very nice. For example the soups are around 10 zloty (not more than 3 euros), salads are maximum 25 zloty (not more than 6-7 euros), pasta and pizza around 25 zloty as well. You can have both alcohoolic and non-alcohoolic beverages at any time of day. My English Breakfast was 19 zloty (almost 5 euros) & I paired it with fresh squeezed apple-mint-lemon drink (which was heavenly delicious and dense, like it should!). It was not 100% truly English breakfast, like I ate in the Great Britain, but it was the closest version I could get up to now! Loved the eggs, very well done, and the bacon, crispy enough, and the fresh bread!
My delicious English breakfast, the yummy refreshing aple-mint-lemon drink & the accompanying book for the month of June 2015 - Creation by Randal Keynes
Also, if you are an Internet addicted you can ask for the WIFI password - it is password protected and the password changes once in a while. Last time I was there the password was "hocuspocus" but you better ask ;) The connection is stable and you can read your feed while sipping on your freshly squeezed yummy treat ;) but I would rather recommend enjoying the view and spying in on then locals. That's always a fun thing to do :) If ever you are in the area and you manage to go and check the place you can also try the pretzels filled with diverse ingredients (like salmon or cheese or spinach) - those are yummy as well! and don't forget to let me know what are YOUR opinions on the place. This is quite a student-like place so if you enjoy being bohemian you will love it!

**I didn't receive anything for this review, just wanted to share the love! Prices given were valid in June 2015 - FYI the prices have not changed much since I first arrived to Poland, 4 years ago, so don't get frightened it will change much ;) **

Yours truly,
The Twisted Red LadyBug That Loves The English Breakfast