Serso scores a hole in one…
Where Am I?
Just north of Plac Hallera, Serso sits on the ground floor of one of the Socialist era blocks that dominate the area. Despite the area’s concrete reputation, find Serso on a quiet, tree-lined avenue that feels pleasantly sedate come the weekend – in warmer weather, it’s no surprise to find most people taking advantage of this by sitting on the terrace.
Order at the counter before taking a seat inside an ascetic space that some would describe as Nordic in its styling – think light woods and beige tones. Adorned with an artistic neon, orb-like lights and droopy plants, the minimalistic design keeps eyeballs focused on the racks of bagels that teeter behind the till.
Never in the history of Warsaw has the city got the bagel so right. Dense and chewy but also reassuringly soft and fresh, choose from a variety of fillings that range from classic to creative. The wild salmon and eco cream cheese is a natural born winner, but look also at alternatives such as grilled turkey with caramelised onion and pickles. Where drinks are concerned, find specialty coffee, lemonade and natural juices from the hip La Koguta brand.