Kazimierz, the Jewish district in Kraków, is now mostly famous for its nightlife. There are plenty of bars, concerts and wonderful events, so it’s perfectly understandable; it is however strange how its original identity has somewhat faded.
There are however still spots which correspond to its history and culture – one of them is Hamsa, a “restobar” with Israeli cuisine. Located between the streets Szeroka and Miodowa, it’s in the centre of Kazimierz and wherever you might be going in this district, it’s probably on your way.
Take the opportunity and come round. It’s a lovely place with Mediterranean design, filled with subtle Middle-Eastern music, where you can enjoy a quick meal, a dinner with friends, breakfast or even a family occasion. Its biggest asset is the garden – while being in the centre of nightlife havoc, it still remains a peaceful oasis, supplied with fresh snacks and refreshing drinks. I know this sounds far-fetched, but yes, that’s how it is.
The full name is Hamsa – hummus and happiness Israeli restobar. Even if it might seem perhaps overly poetic, they do have a point.