Lokalna Bistronomia
The menu summons the spirit of Old Praga with appearances from stalwart heritage dishes such as sour-rye soup, Silesian dumplings, potato pie and chopped liver. Everything screams Made in Poland, right down to a drinks list that involves beer from the local Maryensztadt brewery. There’s atmosphere, as well, with... Read more
Hałas Vinyl + Coffee
At 15 sq/m it’s a squeeze but Hałas doesn’t half pack a punch within its small footprint. Doubling as a record store, it’s the kind of place where hip punters stock up on Winehouse and Bjork while ordering up coffee ordered from roasters such as London’s Dark Arts roastery.... Read more
U Krawca

U Krawca

Going Out 1 May 2019 0

Blue-collar Grochów isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but this café has done much to swing the area’s rep into credit. Creaky floorboards and references to the address’s former function as a tailor’s shop lend a warmth that’s particularly pronounced once the overhead draftsman’s lamps are switched on. Homemade cakes,... Read more
Green Light For Epic Hall
The mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Traszkowski, has given the go ahead for work to finally begin on Poland’s biggest concert hall – nearly ten years after its design was first finalized. Set in the Praga district, the Sinfonia Varsovia Centrum will house the city’s symphony orchestra, a recording studio,... Read more
Pyzy Flaki Gorące
Head to decrepit Brzeska to unearth one of Praga’s favorite little secrets. Serving the best pyzy in town, find your little dumplings squashed into glass vessels then lathered with various toppings. Arguably the best budget meal in Warsaw, this is the essence of Poland served in a jar. Pyzy... Read more
Wuwu

Wuwu

Restaurants 19 February 2019 0

A vodka bar next to a vodka museum inside a former vodka factory… yep, at Wuwu you can’t escape the facts: vodka is everywhere. Wuwu’s reputation for peerless cocktails (based on you know what) and late hours (closing time: never) has grown exponentially over the months, but so too... Read more
Notes: Bistro Pod Sowami

Notes: Bistro Pod Sowami

Blog 8 December 2018 0

Talk of Praga’s revival feels a bit more serious now that Bistro Pod Sowami is up and running. From the outside, this corner tenement is a study in neo-gothic indulgence. On the inside, the muted elegance is perfectly partnered by the cooking of Damian Wajda. Having first dabbled with... Read more
New Mural Hits Praga
No other artist currently active in Poland has demonstrated the same ability to captivate the public in quite the same manner as Tytus Brzozowski. But though primarily known for his surreal, Warsaw-inspired watercolors, the last few months have seen the artist expand his portfolio in a most literal sense.... Read more
Foiled Again

Foiled Again

Insider News 3 October 2018 0

An acclaimed artist has thrust himself back into the limelight with a project that has seen a dilapidated building in Warsaw’s Praga district handed a new lease of life after being clad entirely in aluminum tin foil. Found on Ząbkowska 9, the tenement dates from 1870 but has stood... Read more
Review: Lata 60-te

Review: Lata 60-te

Reviews 11 August 2018 0

Despite the name, this store extends its offer beyond just the 60s: “if we like something,” they say, “we don’t look at the birth certificate”. Specializing in expertly refreshed furniture from the PRL era, it’s become a favorite of design mavens looking to trick out their home with a... Read more