I was really happy to get such a lovely response from you guys about the travel section after my post about Prague.
We ate our way through quite a few cities so I’m excited to be sharing another one with you today!
But first, a little disclaimer: I’m half Polish, and one entire side of my family live there. So I know that I may be biased, but Kraków in Poland is one of my favourite cities. Of all time.
It’s beautiful. My favourite thing to do in Kraków is to just walk around it, with my jaw hanging open, because no matter how many times I go there (and it’s been a few now), the city never fails to take my breath away.
The old town, the castle, the Planty (the gardens surrounding the old town, where the moat used to be), the old town square. They’re all stunning, and I couldn’t wait to take Mr Man there on our recent Europe trip.
Every day, without fail, we walked around for hours gazing at all the beautiful kamienice (terraces), lost ourselves down cobblestoned alleyways, and ate breakfast at Charlotte.
Charlotte is a french-inspired patisserie, boulangerie and bistro in Kraków, Poland.
They make a lovely selection of sourdough breads and amazing pastries. We loved the pain aux raisin, the pain aux chocolat and the raspberry croissants!
But my all time favourite, the one we went back for everyday, was the warkocz (or plat). It’s a twisted croissant pastry filled with custard and chocolate chips. All of my favourite things together in a single pastry, right there.
Charlotte also serve a selection of tartines and breakfast dishes.
Our favourite tartine was with smoked salmon with cream cheese and dill (please excuse Mr Man cracking his egg in the background there!).
We also ordered a continental-style breakfast a few times. You get a basket of assorted house-baked bread, a boiled egg, a croissant, tea or coffee and your choice of a jar of house made fruit preserves or a pot of chocolate.
I loved the strawberry preserves. The whole, plump, bursting, sweet strawberries were so good all over my croissant.
But having a pot of house-made milk chocolate spread to slather onto my baguette wasn’t so bad either.
Charlotte actually serve breakfast all day, too. Straight through till midnight.
Yes, you read right. At Charlotte, you can have your croque monsieur at 9 am with your morning coffee and the papers, or you can have it at 10pm over wine with a few friends. And I love that!
Charlotte Chleb i Wino
Plac Szczepański, Krakow, Poland