A ‘bacaro’ is a pub typical of Venice. Usually, it serves aperitifs and ‘cicchetti’ – small sandwiches, olives, and other finger food. Luckily, there’s no need to go all the way to Italy to get some of that, because Krakow was blessed with its very own Baqaro. This little gem is located in the old town, on the corner of Stary Kleparz, a food market that’s a local favorite.
When I come to Baqaro, my go-to order is tramezzini, soft sandwiches stuffed full (and I mean full) of top-notch quality ingredients. You can also get some oysters & prosecco if you’re feeling crazy! But most importantly – make sure to get the best (and cheapest) Aperol Spritz in the city. Prices in general are one of Baqaro’s strongest suits. For Krakow’s standards, they are almost indecently low. You can spend 25zł there and leave, well, jolly and full!
Given that Baqaro is tiny, it’s probably best to visit during the week. On Saturdays, it’s crammed full of people who go there to kick back after their grocery shopping at Stary Kleparz market. Nevertheless, being at Stary Kleparz on a Saturday does have its undeniable charm, so if you want a truly local experience, and don’t mind waiting for a place to seat, go for it! Baqaro will not disappoint!