Imagine this: three women, all young mothers, leave their unfulfilling corporate lives for a life of fulfillment as proud owners of a cute café in Stary Mokotów. Such was the birth of Kubek w Kubek. “Everything happens for a reason,” reads one of the many such paintings on the wall, no doubt alluding to the owners’ new life path: and we sure are glad it did. The philosophy of the place is simple and Scandinavian, declares their site – i.e., high quality products, a concise menu and an understated interior. Of course, you might easily dismiss it as just another copy of a copy of a café that did it right and so all others followed suit. But the girls have fun; they improvise and create the place by listening to customer suggestions and satisfying customer requests. Thanks to this they now offer sandwiches, to go as well, with coffee, and an incredible meringue torte in various versions, which the owners say will become the place’s trademark. The sweets are delivered straight from the oven of Dagmara (of zpiekarnika.blogspot.com fame) and Zofia, whose tarts you might recognize from other Warsaw hangouts. The coffee is roasted just for them, it’s an Arabica blend that’s so good, the owners vow never to ruin its richness with syrups or decaffeinating. If that’s not your thing though, some Kusmi tea from one of the many colourful tins on the shelf is a must. With summer here, the smoothies should prove a hit as well. The little ones are also most welcome here and Kubek provides a play area, seats etc. for their smaller visitors. When the Insider paid Kubek a visit there were also talks of a summer garden outside so stop by to see if the three girls kept their promise. And as if there weren’t enough reasons to visit already, Kubek participates in the caffè sospeso (Kawa Zawieszona) initiative. (KK)
ul. Grażyny 16
796 207 488
Open Mon-Fri 9:30-20:00; Sat-Sun 9:30-17:00.