Przysmak Warsaw

Image by Magda Przedmojska 2010

Przysmak – The taste of childhood

My first and dearest memory of eating out in Warsaw is connected to this place. My father used to come here for “obiad” (Polish for lunch, but in Poland obiad is usually bigger than supper, consisting of first course, main dish and sometimes even a dessert) so I knew the name. Many years passed, my father became a great cook himself so lunches at “Przysmak” were no longer needed.

However, this is one of my favorite bars for a budget lunch now. The bar is situated in a flat, which means there is not much space and you might sit with people you don’t know. The kitchen is really in the kitchen and you are being served in a room. “Kompot”, the drink usually served for lunch in Poland is in a huge pot on a windowsill.

The thing that is most important to me is that the ladies working in the kitchen and behind the till, can still remember my father and his whole family and so I am always called Andrzej’s daughter. I don’t know many places that can compete with that, at least not in Warsaw.

Careful, the bar is actually only open for the (late) Polish obiad – lunch – that here would be more hearty than in other countries in Europe. Don’t come here after 17:00 because there will be nothing left.

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ul.Lwowska 11, Warsaw

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00


Pancakes: PLN 15

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