A constant question appearing almost each week on the expat sites and expat Facebook pages - no matter the location - is where one could get a decent breakfast, especially in the Old Town/City Center. First thing first: I hate it when people are not in a mood to get out of their comfort zone for a good treat, for a breakfast that makes a difference. Second: if you're that lazy just order something out or get to the first place you see that serves breakfast. Third: the best breakfast is the breakfast one is served in bed - if you have that and it includes scrambled eggs and loads of bacon... friend, look no further! That's Heaven! :)
|English Breakfast at Bunkier Sztuki Cafe|
Without any further ado, without any particular order, let me present you the best places to have breakfast in Kraków:
1. The Best Benedictine Eggs = Bunkier Sztuki Cafe, Plac Szcepanski. It also has some other mean breakfast options that make my mouth water when I think of them. A quite decent version of English Breakfast and a delicious and very filling version of puffed pancakes with seasonal fruits. All breakfast options are served until 12, so make sure you come by that time. Eggs Benedictine are the best there, 2 per portion, perfect done and with the right amount of cheese, ham and toasted bread attached to them. They taste heavenly! I like to pair it up with an apple and mint shake/smoothie.
|Charlotte's 7th Heaven Breakfast|
Cafe Botanica, street Bracka - in the Old Town, just a few steps away from the Main Market Square. Cafe Botanica is one of a kind and most of the time packed with locals, with students gathering for a quick bite in an unusual garden. The whole interior is done in a very botanical gardens way, plants everywhere, natural or man made out of iron. There are also murals with plants and leaves... the back room has a glass roof and listening to the sound of rain is magical there. I recommend Sniadanie Mistrzow = The Breakfast of Champions (in Polish) which is 25 zloty and includes an awesome large portion of scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, bread and butter with jam, orange juice + your choice of coffee or tea. It always puts a smile on my face and I always feel extra full after it. It also has an awesome option of healthy jogurt with muesli and fresh fruits for 19 zloty. The breakfast is served until 12:30.
|Gossip Cafe = scrambled eggs with John Lemon lemonade :)|
|Niebieskie Migdaly Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs With Ham|
Milkbar Tomasza on the Tomasza street in the Old Town, just a few steps away from the Main Market Square. One of the questions arising when it comes to breakfast options is where to find the best English Breakfast. For Kraków, ever since I came here 5 years back, the answer has always been the same: Milkbar Tomasza! Everyone praises this place so I had to try it out, and my very first try out was of course the English Breakfast paired up with some lemonade - guess what?! It won my heart over and it reminded me of my trip to London... indeed the sausage and bacon and mushrooms were just like I remembered them! I understood then why all the British people in Kraków end up coming here more often than the usual. Everyone around me was having breakfast at 12... English breakfast with the sounds of U2 in the background - made me smile :) the price is also right = 15 zloty + extra 5 zloty for the cup of homemade lemonade (really nicely done, with mint added to it!).
|Mo-Ja Cafe Menu and Scrambled Eggs|
Of course there are more options of having breakfast in Kraków but these are the ones I truly love and I keep coming back to them again and again. Also me about where to have a snack or where to have something sweet and I'll pull another list for you ;) ask and you shall be given! I leave you now to try out all the opinions presented and you let me know which one is the closest to your heart. Though if you are British you will probably pick Milkbar Tomasza with your eyes closed ;) give these places a go!
The Twisted Red LadyBug that loves breakfast - especially scrambled eggs with fresh toast and butter