Artisanal bakeries have long been ‘a thing’ in Warsaw, with several established names heading the leaderboard – from the crop of newbies though, it’s the following two that we fell in love with in 2022…
The top tip here is to snap up their shokupan – better known as ‘Japanese milk bread’, find it hauled fresh from the oven round about noon. Visit also for wheat-rye French baguettes and Poland’s iconic drożdżówka sweet rolls. The name, incidentally, refers to the optimistic motto adopted by the city during the first wave of Covid (eek!).
This neighborhood gem could go unnoticed were it not for the lovely oversized typography set vertically on the large storefront window – this outsized statement contrasts against the tiny bakery it advertises. But here, small is perfect. Using forms to bake, this method ensures the bread lasts longer than your usual loaf. Check, too, their pastries which have quickly gained their own loyal following.
ul. Puławska 38