This is one of the most elegant milk bars in Warsaw and although the competition between the “old” (like Bar Prasowy) and the “new” (like Mleczarnia) is very strong, Bambino is among the favourites of many of my friends. It’s true that the prices are a little bit higher than at any other milk bar but the proximity to the city centre and gorgeous food make it a wonderful spot for lunch with your friends.
The food is just like in any milk bar – traditional Polish, but you can also find some Greek fish and the salads here are not full of cream (this is what often happens in some other milk bars). I like their żurek with egg (traditional Polish sour soup, which you probably already know) and most of the salads I already mentioned. If you are in for a sweet, try “pierogi leniwe” (or “leniwe”) made of cottage cheese and sprinkled with sugar – it’s a Polish must!
The size of the bar makes it possible not to have to eat your lunch with other people (as it happens in some other places), but of course you’re welcome to do so if you feel like it.
Many foreigners L-O-V-E the idea of meals supported by the city (hence the low prices), so check it out. If you’re interested in milk bars, read on (NYT).