In the 19th century, in this red-bricked building, tired women leaned over machines carefully producing ribbons of lace. In the 21st century, posh people lean over plates of fresh salads and glasses of wine and think of design accessories that they are about to buy.
Burakowska, or Lace Factory, is a common name for a loft with a small garden inside, and small zen-like gray stones in the parking area. Even if you are on a budget you can drop by and indulge yourself in the world of artistic bourgeois.
First, you have “Red Onion” where the Orient mixes with 21st century design, Nigella Lawson with Philip Starck, top-end albums with cute cupcake-shaped soaps. If you have a soft spot for gadgets you can find all the newest ones here (at affordable prices!).
Next to Red Onion there’s “Warsztat Woni“, which is a flower shop au rebours. You won’t find the usual lush atmosphere, but a minimalistic white and gray interior, with a few flowers arranged like a modern ikebana. The association is quite right – next door you can find “Sakana“, one of the first upscale sushi places in Warsaw. They also have “Sabotage” a boutiuqe with Italian, Japanese, French and German designers. After shopping and sniffing the air in “Sabon”, you can’t skip Mielżyński– a great wine house with special wine selection. Just sit and enjoy a glass of recommended wine with assorted cheeses. There is always something new on the list and according to the season.