Ever since I walked the vivid streets of Kazimierz for the first time, I’ve wondered how it would look from above, from one of the windows of the district’s historical houses, or even a rooftop… The answer is located just next to the area’s busiest market, but you need to know where to go.
Ogród na Dachu Kazimierza (Kazimierz Rooftop Garden) is a part of Centre for Jewish Culture. The doors you need to enter are the first ones before Plac Nowy (the central market) starts. On the first floor there’s a charming old-school cafe, perfect for those who are looking for something dim, cosy and distinctive for Kazimierz. If the weather is good, I recommend you go all the way up to the rooftop. There are just several modest tables, but the view is simply charming.
The bar offers tasty drinks at very reasonable prices. There’s no other place in Kraków where you can find great piña coladas or strawberry daiquiris for the equivalent of 3-4 euros – stunning sights included. I also love their wine-based drinks: Spanish tinto de verano (with 7Up) and Basque calimocho (with Coke), perfect for enjoying a warm summer evening on this secret (sort of) rooftop garden. If you’re not much of drinker, their menu is very long and has a wide selection of coffee – I’m sure you’ll find something for yourself!