Many have disappeared in Warsaw, displaced by more sophisticated eateries, but here and there you will still find a few - and they are doing well. The old-school format appeals to the young as well as to the retired.
Today, I chanced by one I'd often walked past and ignored when working on ul. Nowogrodzka - Bar Bambino on ul. Krucza. Entirely undistinguished from the outside, it was only by gazing in (I was hungry) that I could appreciate its charm.
|It's busy in the kitchen at lunchtimes, a blur of activity|
|Love that 1960s moderne decor.|
Bar Bambino compares favourably in terms of price, speed of service and spacious layout to bary mleczne from the Mleczarnia chain (there's one on ul. Bagatela, close to our offices that's tiny and usually packed).
If you are unfamiliar with bary mleczne, ask a Polish colleague to point you to the nearest one. They are a great Polish lunchtime institution.
This time last year:
Nikkor 45mm f2.8 pancake lens reviewed
This time two years ago:
Old Town, another prospect
This time three years ago:
W-wa Śródmieście - commuters' staging post
This time four years ago:
Filthy ul. Poloneza
[four years on, nothing's changed...]
This time five years ago:
A sight that heralds the coming of spring