“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
– A.A. Milne
Breakfast – the most important meal of the day. It can give you all the energy you need to get through the day and at the same time, so much more. When properly made and served, it can set the right mood for the entire day, and make you change your outlook on even the ugliest Monday morning.
They say there is nothing better than breakfast in bed on a Saturday or Sunday morning. But if today happens to be a Wednesday, or if it is Sunday yet you decide you would rather explore the city instead of lazing around in bed, here are a few places you may go to and have the breakfast you have always wanted.
Concept Stu Mostow, ul. Dlugosza 2-6
One of the highlights of the city. An awesome craft brewery with a pub and a restaurant upstairs, and a breakfast spot combined with a store. You walk in and you wonder whether to start with shopping, or sit back, relax and pick one of the delicious breakfast proposals first. The menu is all about quality, not quantity. There are several items only, but it is still hard to decide which one to order, as they all look great. You can choose one of the 5 sandwiches, or you can go for Spanish omelet, toast with avocado and roasted egg or traditional sunny-side egg with bacon, maple syrup and a cinnamon bun. If you like your breakfast sweet, matcha pancake cake should be your choice. All the dishes have a modern twist to them, and most of them are based on bread, rolls and buns which are made there with the addition of beer, wort, malt and spent grain. While waiting for your breakfast, you will be served a pre-starter consisting of a few pieces of delicious bread and a selection of their signature toppings, e.g. beer mustard, mayonnaise with hops or beetroot ketchup. Depending on your plans for the day, you may have the breakfast served with coffee or tea, or order a bottle of one of their amazing craft beers. In the meantime, you can look around and decide what you want to buy and take home with you to keep the memory of this amazing place alive.
Szynkarnia, ul. Sw. Antoniego 15
Szynkarnia is a place that has it all. In the morning, you can pop in for breakfast; later on, there are numerous brunch and lunch options available; in the afternoon, evening and at night, the place is all about craft beer and various snacks that will make you want to never leave. And the most important thing is that all the products that are used to prepare the delicious meals and snacks are top quality. Szynkarnia promotes a modern, healthy lifestyle and supports local farmers and producers of food. A selection of local cheese, ham, sausage, honey, flour and various dairy products is the basis for all the menu items. The produce is top quality, lots of it comes from organic farming and has been awarded organic farming certificates. Let’s focus on the breakfast offer. Depending on your preferences, you may either go light and have one of their super smoothies or muesli, go sweet with a butter croissant or brioche and jam or honey, or go hard and order a breakfast set consisting of various combinations of sausage, eggs, bread (that they make themselves), cottage cheese and veggies. The breakfast can be paired with 100% Arabica coffee roasted at Etno Café, or with some great and sometimes very rare craft beer.
Dinette, pl. Teatralny 8
Dinnette at Teatralny Square is a follow-up to a restaurant located in Skytower. Their breakfast range of choice is so wide that it is virtually impossible to have problems choosing your breakfast menu there. The classic overlaps with the modern and the combination is to die for. You can choose from a variety of light options including smoothies, muesli, oatmeal and granola, or go more serious with English breakfast, shakshouka, omelet, scrambled eggs, toast, bagels and the specials, including hummus, black pudding and fois gras. A glass of Prosecco or freshly squeezed fruit juice will perfectly complement whatever you go for.
Charlotte, ul. Sw. Antoniego 2/4
A breakfast classic since 2015. Typical French breakfast served based on home-made bread, baguettes, croissants, brioche and madeleine. A selection of breakfast sets, patisseries, tartines and salads guarantees that everyone will find something they like best. You may also order some French must-eats, such as croque-monsieur or croquet-madame and quiche. You will definitely feel this French bistro vibe there which you may also take home with you by buying some bread to go.
Frankies, ul. Wita Stwosza 57
Frankies is a place to be if you want to start your day in the healthiest way possible. A selection of their juices, power shakes, super juices, sandwiches and salads contains nothing but super ingredients, vitamins, fiber and microelements. Everything is healthy, natural and freshly made, and at the same time, it is absolutely delicious. If you combine super juice consisting of watermelon, strawberries, chia seeds, apple and mint with a spicy chicken or club sandwich and you order their delicious coffee, you can be sure your day will get better in the blink of an eye.
Plastrami, ul. Wita Stwosza 44
Plastrami is where you want to be as early as 8:00 AM. With their bagels and breakfast sets (served after 8:00) and pastrami sandwiches (served after 12:00), you will realize there is nothing you cannot do on that particular day. All the bread is home-made, the portions are significant and the ingredients are good quality. Everything is prepared properly, and the location almost at the very center of the market square is an additional advantage.
Central Café, ul. Swietego Antoniego 10
Hungry at breakfast time? An American-style bagel or pancakes should solve your problem. At Central Café, you can choose among a variety of bagels, pancakes, eggs, oatmeal and sweets. By pairing the breakfast of your choice with a cup of nice coffee, cocoa or tea, you can face yet another day with a smile on your face. Great location, nice interior and friendly staff will make your morning as enjoyable as possible.
Text: Karolina Jągowska