At the heart of Kazimierz, I found a restaurant with very characteristic blue and white decorations and pink neon lighting that immediately drew my attention. When I looked up, I saw a sign that read “Greek Taverna Minoas” and a logo of the Minotaur.
Right next to the entrance, I found the most popular options presented the same way they are shown in old Athenian taverns; with an old-school picture and a name. All the dishes are named in Polish and English but the owners have tried to also use Greek words such as “kontosufli” and “soutzoukakia.”
The decor inside the restaurant includes white marbles, a graffiti of the Parthenon, chequered white and blue tablecloths, and is complemented with Greek music. The menu mostly has meat dishes, but if you are vegetarian you can also find worthy options like grilled feta, Greek salad, Cretan salad, tzatziki or grilled vegetables. The prices are slightly higher than average but once you see the portion size, you will not be disappointed. The dishes can be simple but so delicious and the ingredients used are of top quality.
The restaurant also offers “freddo espresso,” a very popular Greek version of iced coffee and if you are lucky enough you can get free dessert!
If you are visiting Kraków but also want a taste of the south, make sure to give Minoas a try! You will not be disappointed!