Bistro na Baśniowej is located in an old district of Warsaw – Ochota. Its name comes from the name of the street it’s on – Baśniowa (baśń in Polish means fairy tale).
Although it’s not a milk bar, you can also go back in time when you enter the Bistro. The decor is quite old-fashioned. Elderly woman Mrs Krysia serves the dishes. She often listens to the radio where old Polish songs are played. Sometimes she also croons to the songs. Clients of the Bistro are mostly people working in offices nearby and elderly people from the district. It seems like Mrs Krysia knows them well because they have kept coming Bistro for a long time.
Dishes served there are home-made. You can try e. g. typical typical Polish soups, pierogi (dumplings) or gołąbki (literally pigeons – cabbage stuffed with meat). The menu changes daily and Mrs Krysia always helps choose something tasty.
The only disadvantage if you want to eat on the spot is that most dishes are warmed up in the microwave. Apart from that, the prices are very reasonable. A standard lunch that consists of soup and a main dish is about 17PLN. The portions are big and you can also ask for take-away.