I’m sorry for my long absence. Last Sunday we came home after spending a long weekend in Warsaw. My plan was to prepare some automatical posting for the days I was gone, but I didn’t have any time to prepare the posts. And the day after we came home I caught the flu. I still don’t feel fully recovered, but at least I have the energy to blog!
Our weekend trip to Warsaw was fabulous, but too short. We arrived on Wednesday late evening and came home on Sunday afternoon. My dad came home to us and took care of the cats which was very sweet of him. We met both family and friends in Warsaw and we had a lovely time. I hadn’t meet my relatives since ages and for F it was his first visit in Poland. As always in Poland we ate delicious and hearty food, mostly at home at relatives and friends but we did have time for a visit at Café Blikle and a visit to a pierogi restaurant were they serve polish dumplings. We also visited a weird but very cosy café together with my cousin A, but I’ll write about that one and the pierogi restaurant in separate posts.
Café Blikle is a classic and traditional café situated on one of the most popular streets in Warsaw called Nowy Świat (meaning new world). The business was started in 1869 by Antoni Blikle and has been in the same building since then. Just beside the café is a A.Blikle pastry shop and a A.Blikle delicatessen, which can also bee found on other locations in Poland. The brand is very famous for their pączki (Polish doughnuts) but don’t miss the rest of their delicious pastries and cakes. In the café menu you can also find breakfast and lunch alternatives, but we went there only for a coffee and something sweet.
Café Blikle has a large variety of tea but we opted for some coffee which was excellent, F had an Irish coffee and I had a cappuccino. We ordered two pączki which had the classic filling of rose bud marmelade and we shared a poppy seed cake. The pączki were really lovely and the poppy seed cake was the best one I’ve ever tasted and I’ve had a lot of poppy seed cakes :-) I love cafés with waiters which isn’t very common in Sweden and the service here was great and the waiters were very professional. The café is quite expensive in polish measures but it’s a classic venue that everyone should visit at least once when in Warsaw.
ul. Nowy Świat 33