Instax

Instax

Going Out 16 January 2019 0

Though Instax’s proximity to the Polytechnic means no shortage of student, the quality of the coffee is such that the clientele travels beyond the natural catchment zone. Traditionally functioning as a photo lab, find a collage of Instax snaps framing a neon that urges customers to ‘love the moment’,... Read more
Udon Noodle Bar

Udon Noodle Bar

Restaurants 6 January 2019 0

Hidden behind fogged-up windows, the simplistic interiors belie a brief menu that has struck a chord with the local Chinese community for the authenticity of its hand-stretched Lamian noodles and freshly-steamed dim sum – they look good, and they eat even better. Reminiscent of the kind of clattery venue... Read more
Stefan

Stefan

Shopping 3 January 2019 0

If you ever wanted your own personal Jesus, then look no further than Sklep Vintage Stefan. Insanely kitsch figurines await, but so too does a horde of strange vintage treasures. Original LOT Polish airline posters, rose pink Czechoslovakian vases, snarling porcelain tigers, East German desk lamps and WARS-branded cutlery... Read more
Foto-Larson

Foto-Larson

Shopping 2 January 2019 0

Prowl Hala Mirowska to discover the intriguing world of Foto-Larson (first floor). Warsaw’s No. 1 home for all things analogue, this labor of love is run by a bona fide obsessive with an intimate knowledge of all the cameras and contraptions that he has on offer. Beautiful in every... Read more
New Lady In Town

New Lady In Town

Shopping 22 December 2018 0

Make an impact by revising your look at New Lady In Town. Inspired by the 8os Polish punk scene and a mélange of other sub-cultures, this is where, in there words, “Dynasty is mixed with Salt-N-Pepa and Madonna is besties with Biggie Smalls.” They really mean it, as well.... Read more
Salto

Salto

Restaurants 20 December 2018 0

***CLOSED*** For those who think Argentine chef Martin Gimenez-Castro is just about steak, then they haven’t been to Salto. The tasting menu is the best way to view his full oeuvre, and on our visit included ceviche with Portuguese corvina; a dainty tranche of cavala mackerel; and Porcini ice... Read more
Glow All The Way

Glow All The Way

Features 12 December 2018 0

Warsaw’s love of neon shows no sign of abating with three more landmark signs added within months of each other… CeDeT Designed and produced in East Germany as ‘an expression of gratitude’ after the Germans were given use of the first floor to sell their consumer goods, the original... Read more
Opasły Tom

Opasły Tom

Restaurants 10 December 2018 0

The ground floor – all swanky lighting and navy blue seating – is often packed, so it’s downstairs you may head to an intimate space more reminiscent of the original location formerly found on Foksal: here, it’s about muted colors and reassuring shadow. As for food, that’s handled by... Read more
Notes: White One

Notes: White One

Blog 10 December 2018 0

The latest restaurant to come under the Insider’s scrutiny? White One, a swank-looking effort in a semi-secret yard just off Koszykowa. Looking impressive from the off, it’s a place of stylish fittings, glinting surfaces and big pieces of contemporary art. Straight away, you feel you’re somewhere serious. The food,... Read more
Croccante

Croccante

Going Out 10 December 2018 0

Five years after God created cronuts, Warsaw finally has its own. Sure, a couple of places have already tried, but none have quite nailed it in the same way as Croccante. Specializing in this American-born croissant / donut hybrid, it’s impossible to walk away from this spot without a... Read more