The Best Breakfast And Brunch Spots In Warsaw's Old Town

Complementary breakfast
Complementary breakfast | © Magnus Manske/WikiCommons
Agata Mazepus

Typically, people in Poland eat their breakfast at home, preferring to hit the bars and cafes for lunch or dinner. However, for some time now, heading out for a morning meal has been a popular choice, particularly in cities like Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk. Here, we delve into the cobblestone maze of streets that is the capital’s Old Town, to find you the best breakfasts in town.


Shabby Chic

Bar, Cafe, Polish

Neighbourhood shoot-Warsaw-Poland
© Culture Trip
Shabby Chic is a small and cute cafe serving breakfasts and brunches all day, with delicious coffee, a great selection of organic teas and fresh home-made desserts on the menu to boot. The staff are exceptionally friendly, and the atmosphere is very cozy, with the interior designed to make everyone feel like they are relaxing at home (think floral patterns on the walls and pot plants). During warmer months, Shabby Chic welcomes its visitors to sit in their garden and enjoy the charms of the Warsaw Old Town al fresco.

Kamienne Schodki

Market, Polish

Kamienne Schodki, Warsaw | © Kamienne Schodki
© Kamienne Schodki
A solid brunch choice that’s nestled deep in the heart of the Warsaw Old Town, cozily sandwiched between two narrow alleyways and the bustling cobblestone stretches of the Market Square, you’ll find Kamienne Schodki. This place touts a menu of fish cuts, dressed salads, Polish soups, hot drinks and all the ubiquitous Slavic beers you could hope for. Inside, the décor is simple and elegant to the hilt, with white-washed walls, candlelit alcoves and posh table dressings.


Fret@Porter is a favorite meeting place of Polish artists, politicians and journalists, where traditional Polish fare is served. However, those who prefer other cuisines will not be disappointed, since the restaurant shows great flexibility in terms of its menu and offers oodles of international choices. Fret@Porter is located in one of the beautiful town houses of the neighborhood, with an elegant interior and a small art gallery to boot. Live music concerts are not uncommon and in the summer season the restaurant opens its terrace full of colorful flowers for customers to enjoy.
Address: Fret@Porter, Freta 37, Warsaw, Poland, +48 22 635 20 55

Cafe Zamek

Cafe, Polish

Cafe Zamek | © Northern Irishman in Poland
© Northern Irishman in Poland
Opulent and regal and done out in all the styles you’d expect of a cafe that derives its name from the old abode of Poland’s one-time Kings, Cafe Zamek entices customers with a medley of candelabras and chandeliers, oil paintings and floral murals, not to mention a menu of refined Slavic treats, oodles of fantastic cakes and well-made coffees. Between the antique furniture pieces, patrons here can sit, enjoy a fresh brew, devour a slice of classic Polish cheesecake and soak in the Old World vibes that abound.

To Lubię

To Lubię

To Lubię is a small, cozy café and tea house located in a beautiful tower of Warsaw’s Dominican Church, serving breakfasts and delicious desserts. The motto on the counter, ‘Life is short, eat cookies’ speaks for itself, and those who love sweets will be in heaven with all the tarts, pies and cakes that this kitchen turns out daily. The atmosphere is homey with friendly service and a warm interior that’s laden with pretty decorations and flowers.
Address:To Lubię, Freta 10, Warsaw, Poland, +48 22 63 59 023

culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.