Być Może Być Może

This place is good, very good. They describe themselves as a French bistro/bakery but Być Może is much more than that. In a time when cafés are popping up like crazy and everything seems to have been done before, this comes as a nice breath of fresh air because here, it’s done right – it’s clear someone knows what they’re doing.

The stars of the show are the various breads, their motto being “everything with bread and bread with everything”. Dishes are characterized by seasonal fare and a departure from a cookie-cutter attitude towards food. You can grab an artisan breakfast, a daily-changing two-course lunch deal or even casual dinner with wine. As an added bonus for those like me who could eat breakfast fare all day long, their breakfast menu is served from morning until night. Don’t be discouraged by what seems like just another café menu – the warm sandwich I had was marvelous, in a large French bread roll, and the salad original.

The interiors are done in the fail-safe industrial style complete with a communal table and floor-to-ceiling windows which lend to people-watching and bathe the space in natural light. However, the definite attribute lies in its spaciousness – tables are relatively far apart so waiters and guests don’t hit you on the head when walking through.

If that wasn’t enough, its location is optimal. The place technically sits on a corner of Plac Unii Lubelskiej, the location of the swanky new (albeit still empty) shopping mall. Plac Unii has finally been reclaimed as a destination and not just a place of transit on the Mokotów-Centrum axis, a hopefully soon-to-become hip area, especially bearing in mind its stone’s throw location from Plac Zbawiciela etc. Even though the name “Być Może” can be interpreted as either “maybe” or “can do” – this place is neither and well worth a visit. (Karolina Kalinowska)

ul. Bagatela 14
519 000 014
Open 7:00-23:00

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