You would think that you can’t eat cheap and well in the city centre. Actually, it’s quite hard to do either. There is however a brilliant exception to this theory – Koko. In the middle of Gołębia street, about 2 minutes on foot from the Market Square, open till 03:00, it is a perfect solution for all those who want to eat something really “homey”, quick and for an extremely attractive price.
Koko consists of two separate rooms, a garden and a basement, merged with the pub “Still” – there you get food and different alcohols. Gospoda Koko is wonderfully casual – loads of people, mostly but not exclusively students, who come by to have a hearty meal, which tastes just like the food you get at a Polish home. This means soups, pierogi, pancakes, krokiety, gołąbki, meat (here it’s mostly chicken – “koko” is the noise a hen makes), various types of typical side-salads (celeriac, cabbage, cucumber with sour cream)… The portions are unusually generous, so if you don’t feel like feasting, you can take halves.
Sometimes there are minor food-related mistakes or disappointments. The menu is so large and the amount of people great, so it’s to be expected that the level of “deliciousness” may vary. For me this still remains a brilliant opportunity to eat something typically Polish, served without much fuss, like it would be at home, for a very reasonable price. Judging by how busy Koko is, I’m not alone.
Koko | Snacks, Restaurants (Polish) | Pierogi PLN 8
08:00 – 03:00 daily