When I lived in London my favorite spots were parks and gardens. I love the green oasis where businessmen mix with nannies while eating their lunch. For me it adds a human touch to the city.
I know that Warsaw has lots and lots of parks. When you look at the satellite map you see a sea of green, but they are not small and compact (please don’t misunderstand me – those are great, they are just not the same as my favorites in London). But Dreszer’s Park is different – it’s like a small London gem inside Warsaw. With thoughtfully arranged paths, colorful flower beds, wooden benches, and shadowy trees that’s a perfect spot for a rest during a day.
And although there are not many businessmen eating their lunch (though there are some nannies with kids they are taking care of) the atmosphere is very Londonesque. Inside this gem is another one. In the green you can spot elegant white tents. This is a summery extension of nearby “Zielnik Café”. Black chandeliers hang above dark wood tables. The grill works all day, staff in white aprons serve fresh salads, seasonal products, and home-baked cakes.
It all looks quite surreal – in the middle of the park you have another oasis, this time the one with good food and great taste. Treat it as a sophisticated version of tea with the Mad Hatter. Here you are certainly on the other side of the Warsaw mirror.
Enjoy it while the summer lasts!