Always thought rooftop restaurants are way too pricey? This might be true at times, but you can get great views and not spend a fortune – if you know where to go! Being a Jagiellonian University student myself, I kind of envy the ones who are lucky enough to study at the Academy of Music in Kraków. Their building features a hidden gem, a student canteen with a twist – a breathtaking view of Kraków’s Old Town.
The secret is to know where to go. Find a door with Akademia Muzyczna sign next to it, get inside, take the lift to the sixth level and follow the signs leading to “bufet”. You’ll find a place which seems like a regular canteen at first. Step inside to find a rooftop terrace with views so stunning they’ve been featured in movies (ex. Polish Vinci). And the best part? The food is simple, tasty and costs next to nothing – menu of the day prices go up to 13.50 PLN – less than 4€!
This might be one of my favourite secret spots in Kraków. A must-see not just for those on tight budget!