Cafe Mozaika Warsaw

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Cafe Mozaika – Where old mixes with new

In the 70s it used to be a place where Krzysztof Kieslowski dropped by to eat some “wuzetka” (a cake layered with chocolate and cream) and drink some vodka. Maybe it was while observing the passersby that he came up with some of the ideas for his movies.

Even though Cafe Mozaika went through a full refurbishment (which revealed its beautiful, ceiling-high, glass windows, but kept its iconic neon sign) something of the old atmosphere is still here. During a day you can spot old clients, who don’t even need to order their cake and coffee – the waitress perfectly knows what to bring to the table.

Sometimes, on Saturdays, you can find yourself amidst old fashioned dancing with mirror balls and music that makes your feet move (even if it is hard to admit), during which old visitors take to the floor.

But there’s also a lot of novelty – with a new owner came a new menu. Now traditional Polish dishes (do try the liver fried with onions and potatoes!) mix with Mediterranean cuisine: pastas, raviolis, plejskavicas, kebabs, hummuses and aubergines – you name it!

What really attracts people here (apart from the obvious mix of the old with new) are the weekends breakfasts – with unlimited supply of freshly baked breads, grilled vegetables, hams and sausages from local butchers, and home-made spreads. Come with friends, you won’t notice the time passing by. And don’t forget to try their iconic “wuzetka”. Maybe it’ll inspire you in the same way it inspired Kieslowski.

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Puławska 53, Warsaw

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Opening Times

Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00, Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00, Sun 10:00 - 21:00


Liver & potato: PLN 24


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)