Gringo Bar

Gringo Bar

Blog 1 June 2014 2

Mexican food is easy, right? Wrong. At least judging by the number of restaurants that make a total pig’s ear of it. I’ll use The Mexican as an example. The last time I ate there I was served something that resembled nuclear waste. For days after tremors were heard... Read more
MacLife

MacLife

Shopping 12 May 2014 0

When you live in a place long enough, you acquire a lot of second hand knowledge about the best this and the best that: dentist, shoe repair, tailor, etc. To that list I’m now also adding MacLife, which if it isn’t a lifesaver is certainly a hard drive saver.... Read more
Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Features 26 February 2014 0

Lovers of socialist ‘statement architecture’ shed a tear when Stadion Dziesięciolecia was torn down a few years back to make way for the new National Stadium. More recently, another sporting great has found itself a victim of the bulldozers. Up until not that long back residents of Mokotów would... Read more
Być Może

Być Może

Restaurants 30 January 2014 0

This place is good, very good. They describe themselves as a French bistro/bakery but Być Może is much more than that. In a time when cafés are popping up like crazy and everything seems to have been done before, this comes as a nice breath of fresh air because... Read more
The Harvest

The Harvest

Restaurants 4 November 2013 0

If one was to pen a history of fine dining in Warsaw it would make a light read. With a few notable exceptions, in the twenty years that followed the changes of ’89, it meant bow-tied waiters and platters of game. It meant men with moustaches and hunched, elf-like... Read more
Winkolekcja

Winkolekcja

Restaurants 13 October 2013 0

The ambiance isn’t the most amazing, with huge glass windows and a generic design exuding the welcome glow of an office on Monday. But as evening sets, the lighting casts a nice glow and the atmosphere revs up a touch. The shop section is much like any other wine... Read more
Galeria Mokotów
Warsaw’s original A-Class shopping center “Galeria Mokotów” continues to be a big player on the retail map with an impressive mid-range to upmarket offer. Fashion: includes Calvin Klein; Guess; H&M; Hollister; Hugo Boss; Joop; Karen Millen; Lacoste; Michael Kors; Max Mara; Peek & Cloppenburg; Rip Curl; Timberland; Trussardi; Versace Collection;... Read more
Kubek w Kubek Café
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... Read more
Mama Lama

Mama Lama

Restaurants 19 August 2013 0

Mama Lama is located in old Mokotów, in a street that has a growing number of trendy cafes and hip shops. I took a peek at their FB page, and noted the extensive list of activities (‘mini music’, creative classes, dance/movement) and long opening hours: both ticked the mum... Read more
Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo

Restaurants 22 April 2013 0

Park Pole Mokotowskie has long been the perfect place for family strolling. It’s also home to several child friendly restaurants. but unless you live in the adjacent Eco-Park complex you might have overlooked the latest newcomer to Warsaw’s kiddie café scene. The Peek-a-boo café is tucked in between tidy... Read more