praga

An Industrial Revolution 
Formerly left to rot, the disused factory spaces of Warsaw’s right side have been largely responsible for Warsaw’s cultural rejuvenation. Ten years back something very strange happened: Warsaw’s Praga district, hitherto regarded as a decrepit badland of bums and booze hounds, found its mojo. Through a combination of circumstance,...
Dado Design

Dado Design

Shopping 18 August 2015 0

‘Beauty, modernity and functionality’. It’s on these foundations Dado’s philosophy is built. Touting brands such as Bruhl, Gaber, Slide and Infiniti, this design store carries pieces chosen for their style and originality. Find it all from sofas and tables to picture frames and salt shakers. Your flat will thank...
Ceylon Bazaar

Ceylon Bazaar

Shopping 14 July 2015 0

A remarkable collection of refurbished antiques, PRL gadgets, posters, T-shirts, handmade bags, etc. It’s an astonishing assembly of raw kitsch and cool bits and pieces. In their words: “pop in and become the owner of completely useless but indispensable things!” Ceylon Bazaar ul. Ząbkowska 27/31 (Koneser Factory)
Magazyn Praga

Magazyn Praga

Shopping 5 July 2015 0

A visit to this home design store is guaranteed to transform your apartment. Showcasing emerging Polish talent, the items here are not without humor: ceramic French bulldogs are particularly popular. The Warsaw-themed photo montages by artist Katarzyna Osipowicz are riveting, and a surefire conversation starter. Magazyn Praga ul. Mińska 25...
Szklarnia

Szklarnia

Restaurants 30 June 2015 0

The cuisine is influenced by the season, which means plenty of light summer dishes presented with real aplomb. Recognizable by the dazzle of neon and greenhouse outside, this is a restaurant that seamlessly fits with the Soho surrounds. Szklarnia ul. Mińska 25 (Soho Factory), tel. 690 511 020, open...
ArtBistro Stalowa
Part of an ‘art hotel’, the distant Stalowa features a narrow dining chamber with vaulted walls, fresh flowers and white formica fittings. It looks good, but on a brighter day the courtyard, strewn with deckchairs and crates, is the place to be. The food is erratic – our vol...
Kuchnia Funkcjonalna
***CLOSED*** Snuck inside one of Saska’s definitive modernist buildings, Kuchnia make slow food accessible to all wallets. Venison from the Bieszczady Mountains, dairy products from Jersey cattle milk, and the use of goose fat instead of butter are just a few noteworthy characteristics; the frequently changing menu reflects the...
Le Cedre 61

Le Cedre 61

Restaurants 17 June 2015 0

With the decadent dazzle of a bedouin tent, nights in Le Cedre are best celebrated with blasts on a sheesha and their Friday night belly dancer. Otherwise, just settle for the best Lebanese food in CEE; of particular note, the charcoal-grilled lamb chops. Le Cedre 61 Al. Solidarności 61,...
Cafe Baobab

Cafe Baobab

Restaurants 12 June 2015 0

The work of former basketball player Aziz Seck, Baobab brings the tastes of Senegal to Saska Kępa. The mafe yap – beef stewed in peanut sauce – is as interesting as it sounds, and best enjoyed during their bi-monthly Saturday night concerts. Café Baobab  ul. Francuska 31, tel. 22...
Art Attack

Art Attack

Features 2 April 2015 0

An attempt by French artist Julien de Casabianca to revitalize parts of Praga has met with patchy results after it was reported that some of his works were vandalized within days. An attempt by French artist Julien de Casabianca to revitalize parts of Praga has met with patchy results...

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