Spending few months in my hometown was a chance to rediscover this city, reconnect with friends and family and find many great places to eat and drink that were totally new to me. I am certain that whenever back in town I will be revisiting many of them.
Start is one of my favourite local places. It is a perfect choice for lunch or dinner and will please both vegans and meat eaters. I am still dreaming about the taste of their lentil shepherd’s pie and do not even get me started on a selection of cakes. Fantastic flavours, reasonable prices, friendly staff plus this place is located not too far away from the city center. Could it get any better?
Start, ul. Górna Wilda 74/63, Poznań
I love Taczaka 20 and enjoy hanging out there so much that I always forget to take my camera to capture the look of this quirky place. Luckily you can take a virtual tour of Taczaka 20. I tend to catch up there with my friends over a coffee or a beer.
Taczaka 20, ul. Taczaka 20, Poznań
It was a brilliant recommendation from a friend to check out this cafe. One visit, amazing coffee… and Stragan Kawiarnia stole my heart. There are only a couple of tables available so sometimes at busy times you need to get lucky to secure a seat. It is worth it though! This place has good vibes.
Stragan Kawiarnia, ul. Ratajczaka 31, Poznań
So hipster and cool that I started wondering after few minutes of getting there if this was a place for me. Verdict? Incredible coffee and super friendly baristas. Top marks from me and I would like to visit for breakfast or lunch to sample their food menu.
Minister Cafe, ul. Ratajczaka 34, Poznań
Porażka in Polish means a defeat. This vegan restaurant, on the contrary, is a real win! It is a great option for anyone who loves delicious food. Daily menu with tasty dishes hits the spot every time. I was very impressed with their Asian food selection and nice-looking deserts. As my lunch portion was huge there was no room left for that chia pudding. Sadly. At least I have a reason to go back.
Porażka, ul. 23 Lutego 29/33, Poznań
Świetlica – Kawiarnia w Zamku
I have heard about Świetlica before and I always wanted to check it out. This place is located inside the Imperial Castle, which is a great space and the one that I know very well. You can combine your visit to the Castle with a quick coffee or a bite to eat.
Świetlica – Kawiarnia w Zamku, Zamek Cesarski, ul. Święty Marcin 80/82, Poznań
KontenerART kicked off few years ago as a fairly experimental initiative, bringing together art, music and other creative areas. I am glad to see that every summer it opens up bigger and with more diverse offering. Oh yes! Chilling by the river on a sunny day got even better now with cool places like this one.
KontenerART, ul. Ewangelicka, Poznań
Sztukafeteria serves excellent coffee just round the corner from Stary Rynek and right next to Parish Church of St. Stanislaus and Our Lady, a stunning baroque church in Poznan. If you are sightseeing and need an extra caffeine kick that is a perfect place for you. Big thanks to my cousin for introducing me to Sztukafeteria. What a gem!
Sztukafeteria, ul. Gołębia 3, Poznań
Takie Coś Innego
This lovely restaurant has relocated in recent months but the food is still delicious. When you are looking for something a bit different this is your place as the name in Polish suggests. I hope they will bring back some of their classics from the weekly country-specific menus.
Takie Coś Innego, ul. Ślusarska 5, Poznań
Słodka i Ostra
I discovered this place completely by accident. I was in need of a quick lunch and a strong coffee. As it was a sunny day a prospect of relaxing in their outdoor spot located in the old tram depot was extremely appealing. It is worth recommending!
Słodka i Ostra, ul. Sienkiewicza 20, Poznań