Cophi: To Go!
Locking down doesn’t mean locking out those little pleasures that make life better. Where some cafes have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by shutting shop, a smaller number have resisted, opting instead to explore new channels in a bid to salvage something from the crisis. In this respect, Cophi... Read more
Café Iluzjon

Café Iluzjon

Going Out 1 March 2020 0

Set within a socialist realist era building, and attached to a cult independent cinema, the pluses here are numerous: sparing interiors that emphasize the natural heritage of the building, an exciting vegan menu, locally roasted specialty coffee and a range of experimental beers. To see it at its best,... Read more
Moko

Moko

Going Out 26 February 2020 0

Looking a charmingly rudimentary from the outside (a wooden bench, wobbly ashtray and plastic crates), step through a battered door plastered with stickers to be instantly seduced by a tiny locale with 1930s floor tiles and no shortage of collectible junk: Polaroids, postcards, books and mags. Polish roasteries are... Read more
Review: Muus

Review: Muus

Reviews 1 February 2020 0

Warsaw’s taste for luxury desserts has not waned, but Muus steps into new territory by offering something that feels modern yet also strangely homely. Inside a pretty pink interior adorned with gold trim and big, bold succulents, this bijou space could have been designed with Instagram in mind –... Read more
Review: Asfalt
For The Record The combination of vinyl and coffee ain’t nothing new, but at Asfalt you feel that the very heart of the concept has been completely remastered. Helping that is a choice of tunes that’s nothing if not alternative: reggae, dub, hip hop, funk, soul and a little... Read more
Roślina

Roślina

Going Out 4 January 2020 0

Plants constitute a major part of the design, a point underlined by the venue’s very name (you’ve guessed right, it means ‘plant’). The specialty coffees and bountiful vegan options go well with an attractively artsy low-budget look featuring bare concrete and droopy plans hanging from the pipes. A true... Read more
Tlen

Tlen

Going Out 22 December 2019 0

There’s a clue in the name: translated to mean ‘oxygen’, that commodity is in rich supply thanks to a minimalistic white interior that’s contrasted against shelves of succulents and glass jars brimming with plants. Restrained in presentation and never straying into over-the-top territory, this Mokotów café charms those who... Read more
Paloma Na Pańskiej

Paloma Na Pańskiej

Going Out 26 November 2019 0

Set in the same building housing the Museum of Modern Art’s administrative base, Paloma Na Pańskiej feels suitably leftfield and intellectual, a vibe that’s enabled and emboldened by towering shelves heaving with heavyweight art titles, photo albums and coffee table tomes – supplied by the cult Bookoff store, they’re... Read more
Review: Czytelnia

Review: Czytelnia

Reviews 3 November 2019 0

Universally hailed as home to the city’s best flat white, Czytelnia’s drive for quality is mirrored by their habitual acquisition of the latest equipment and fiendish desire to showcase the latest trends and developments in the world of specialty coffee. But there is more. Good things are happening in... Read more
Yestersen

Yestersen

Going Out 13 October 2019 0

Not content with ruling the domestic scene where online vintage furnishings are concerned, Yestersen have gone one better and opened a bricks-and-mortar venture – complete with coffee while you browse! More in line with wading into an aesthetic wave of bliss, on stepping inside visitors are confronted by a... Read more