…. a must when on holiday – and Gdańsk is full of temptations.
Cafés everywhere – there is the most amazing cakes on offer. There isn’t hours enough to be able to enjoy everything you lay your eye on.
The first café I visit, was on Saturday … it was so cute I couldn’t resist it. Goldwasser Coffee Shop, on ul. Długi Targ – the main street in the Old Town. With their white outdoor furniture with red and white cushions … hard to resit. Normally I try to avoid the tourist paths when in comes to food and drink.
Goldwasser is more than a café – it has also a restaurant and vacation apartments, all located close to each other. And it’s very visible that what ever they do … they do it with high quality and class.
If it was cute outside .. the café indoors is very modern and posh – it’s upstairs in the old building. I sat outside, even if the wind was a bit chilly.
A lot of guests had there breakfast stand even if it was lunch time.
One thing about Gdańsk, the coffee is so good everywhere. And the cakes … beautiful to look at .. and heavenly to eat.
What I understand is Café Goldwasser (they don’t have a website- so the link to tripadvisor) is where the Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski’s wants to relax when he visit the city.
With my large cappuccino I had a marvelous Pavlova, something I don’t come a cross very often here at home. One of my favorites. Just sat there enjoying watching people and writing some postcards in the sun, but I think it was that which caused my neck problem. It was a bit cold. Fantastic place to watch the world go by from.
On Sunday was it time to meet up with my friends, Magdalena and Raf … but I still had plenty time before that. So I walked away from all the tourist tracks .. and on my way back to my hotel, I stopped for my treat at Pellowski’s Bakery and Café (website only on Polish). Just a block from my hostel, on Podwale Staromiejskie 82. What I understand do they have a couple of outlets around the city – one in the Old Town.
A place I notice when I passed when coming from the airport. Plenty sunshine and very busy.
The bakery was very busy and also outside nearly every table was taken. I treated myself to a chocolate cake .. and my standard large cappuccino. Sat outside the warm sun, it was like any summers day.
I notice that the street lampposts outside the café had their logo and name. That is very classy!!!!!
My last coffee treat I had when I visit the ECS – Europejskie Centrum Solidarności. The most powerful building I ever been visiting. Not that I have visit that many. *smile
After walking around learning about how the Polish people manage to break away from Russia without one weapon. The most amazing exhibition I ever been to. I could die for a nice cup of coffee and a CAKE. So I went to the café on the entrance level.
Had a big jar of home made lemonade, cappuccino and a cake they called fruit foam .. the girl that worked there was so lovely and she really put her soul into the presentation. There I sat trying to congest everything I seen and heard.
I was taken (and still are) with everything about the building and what it stand for. But I will come to this in a later post .. can’t just not get my head around how do the post to make my experience justice.
One thing I lost out in Gdańsk was their ice cream (not like me) – during my first hours in the city I saw this amazing ice cream parlour, but it was too close to diner time and I but never made my way back. I had planes to go after lunch on my last day, but had a dessert with my lunch and my neck didn’t feel for walking neither … so that is a MUST for next time.
“Let them eat cake.”