Some years ago, Warsaw saw a boom for nonfiction journalism in Poland. Today, people still love to read, listen and meet the reporters who describe the world as it is. Varsovians love to argue about where the line between fiction and nonfiction runs, and to share their own opinion about every new book that is published on this subject. No wonder – with such a nonfiction craving society – Wrzenie Świata has been a spectacular success.
It started with a radio audition also named Wrzenie Świata (which means “world’s bubbling”). Three famous, and very good journalists (Tochman, Jagielski, and Goźliński) were talking with other journalists, writers, reporters, travelers, adventurers – with people who want to know more about this world, and have a talent to describe it.
After that they started the Institute of Reportage to promote nonfiction among Poles, and later they opened a cafe – “Wrzenie Świata”, where you can meet all of them, leave them a message, buy a nonfiction book (not only in Polish), take part in meetings with famous authors and photographers, and – during the day – sit down and work on your own writing, or whatever it is that you do – while drinking a coffee.
Each table has its own small lamp, chairs are comfortable, and there are always at least two sockets nearby.
Every weekend they have an “all you can eat” brunch from 10:00 till 13:00.
Try their winter tea 🙂