Warszawa Powiśle is one of my favourite places with relaxed atmosphere for a drink or coffee. It’s special for a few reasons. First of all, it’s located in a modernist building which was originally a ticket office and waiting hall for the train stop located next to it. I would say that the building itself and the station platform accessible by stairs located next to it are a must-see for all modern architecture fans.
What’s interesting about it from more recent history is that it was one of the first popular bars that opened in this area and later became part of the Vistula river bank neighbourhood “hipster trail”. Even today, despite the presence of many more hipster bars, its original building, a big pedestrian square in front of it where you can sit down and enjoy your drink, as well the fact that it’s situated between a railway bridge and the extension of Poniatowski bridge, give it a unique urban feel which many visitors compare to the bars of Berlin.
The bar is open all day so you can come here for breakfast, have home-made pierogi for lunch (my favourite), a drink in the evening or tasty coffee any time of day or night.