Whether you are in your hometown or travelling, whether you are on a work schedule or free from any commitments, one thing does not change: you need to, or simply enjoy, taking a break and sipping a cup of good coffee. Whether you prefer a classic or an eccentric one, have a look at our list of the best coffee shops in Warsaw, Poland’s capital city.
Best Coffee Shops In Warsaw
This small family company specialises in expert roasting of only the best beans. The coffee store has funky tunes, and you can drink coffee from one of 10 coffee mixtures they offer every day.
This includes filter coffees, single origin espresso and creative styles – think Vietnamese coffees and more.
2. Pożegnanie z Afryką
Pożegnanie z Afryka cafe has been in the same place for 25 years, and is one of the longest-standing places for amazing coffee in Warsaw.
There’s over 50 types of coffee beans to choose from here, which you can take home to try. Want to chill out here? They do all sorts of tasty styles of coffee.
Filtry is a Third Wave coffee house that serves up some of the best freshly roasted coffee in Warsaw. It’s small and cosy, with all sorts of coffee items on the menu.
Don’t leave with tasting the amazing brownie cake with sea salt. It goes perfectly with the rich and creamy coffees.
4. The Pictures Art-Bar-Café
This café and cocktail bar has a modern, artistic design, enhanced by live music, contemporary photographs, and walls painted in red. You can order a delicious Rafaello coffee that comes with coconut, white chocolate, hazelnuts, and whipped cream, or a caramel coffee. Since the place offers a wide selection of cocktails, it also has alcoholic coffees with liquors. The menu also includes hot food – pastas, salads, and cheeseburgers among other dishes.
Telimena, named after a literary character from the most important work of Polish literature, A. Mickiewicz’s ‘Pan Tadeusz’, is one of the oldest cafés in Warsaw. Dating back to the beginning of the 19th century, it comprises an art gallery, a small concert hall, and often hosts other exhibitions and meetings with the people from the art world. Telimena serves both traditional and flavored coffee as well as cakes (tiramisu, apple pie, and others).
6. Café Próżna
World War II remembrance This café features memorabilia from before World War II: photographs, albums, and music. It is located on the only street that fully survived the war despite belonging to the Jewish ghetto at the time. It also has another room dedicated to a gallery featuring artworks made of glass and their creation process. In Próżna, you can sample traditional coffee, coffee with hazelnut cream or cinnamon, flavored hot chocolates, a special ginger drink that warms you up, and a variety of teas. The menu offers also a number of cakes, sweet and savory pancakes, and other savory dishes.
This is one of the trendiest coffeehouses in town. Don’t be discouraged by the crowd inside and outside this place. The coffee here is really worth spending some time in a queue. You can also try some delicious sandwiches, soups and cakes here or buy some accessories to make coffee. The interior of this café is beautiful and full of plants. The store is located near Royal Route, next to the Chopin Museum so this is a great spot for a quick rest while you’re in this part of Warsaw.
8. Ministerstwo Kawy
For the past few years this place is in the top of Warsaw’s cafes. Except for coffee you can get here some cakes, sandwiches, smoothies and juices (some of them a bit unusual like ginger, celery or beetroot). Ministerstwo Kawy is located near Plac Zbawiciela which is one of the most popular places in town (with bars, cafes and restaurants full of people). From here it’s only a 15 minutes walk to the one of the most beautiful places in Warsaw – Royal Łazienki Park.
Do you want to see how Warsaw cafes looked like during the time of communism? Visit Forum, which is all designed in seventies style. Decoration is quite rough but unique. This café is located only a 15 minutes walk from The Unknown Soldier Thomb. This is one of the best coffee shops in Warsaw you should not miss.