Bydgoszcz is to Poland what Venice is to Italy. It is a picturesque city with canals and unusual buildings scattered across its charming streets. The river Brda flows through the city, making it a tranquil and peaceful place to enjoy a good coffee. As an up and coming tourist destination, these cafés are the best places for your morning mocha or your lunch-time latte when you end up on the streets of Bydgoszcz.
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With the quirkiest title and a stylish interior, Post Coffice provides the ultimate coffee experience in downtown Bydgoszcz. Often shortened to “Po Co,” this is a small and cozy joint serving up the finest coffees. The café also hosts coffee tastings and samplings and is a good place for business meetings and social networking with good Wi-Fi at the venue.
Kogel Mogel is a cool and local café situated in a residential area away from the city center. Advertised as a “play cafe,” families can take their children here as there is a play area. As well as a good coffee menu, Kogel Mogel serves up healthy fruit smoothies and some very tasty cookies.
The swanky Hotel Przystan is a sight to behold with its splendid design and its riverside location. Admiring the hotel’s exterior is one thing, but head to the venue’s impressive coffee shop and restaurant which overlooks the waters. With a cool location in the heart of Bydgoszcz’s Wyspa Młyńska (Mill Island), this is an excellent place to relax by the pretty river with a range of superb coffees and a mouth-watering breakfast and brunch menu to keep your taste buds satisfied.
Famous for good ice cream, gorgeous cakes, and strong coffee, Zimmer Caffe is well worth the visit. The huge dessert menu includes treats such as waffles, pancakes, and the delicious szarlotka (local apple and cinnamon pie). Zimmer is nicely located on Ulica Gdańska, one of the main streets that leads into the city center.
Bydgoszcz’s popular STReFA cafe has a unique selling point. It doubles up as a place for coffee lovers and somewhere to learn yoga! As STReFA’s social media pages declare “We are coffee lovers doing yoga. Our cafe is located in the center of Bydgoszcz.” Put those two things together and you have a great place to stay happy and healthy on your visit.
Rubicon Magazyn Kawy is yet another independently run coffee venue with its own style and is a quiet, cozy, and casual place to relax. In terms of locations, Rubicon is very central, just a minute’s walk from the city’s main square—the Stary Rynek.
A relaxing place to drink coffee by day and a trendy Salsa style bar/restaurant by night, Siesta is one of the most artistic places in Bydgoszcz to chill out. With its paintings on the wall, its Spanish menu, and some fantastic wines from all over the world, you can feel warm and happy here. In the daytime, it’s a perfect place to sip coffee and use their Wi-Fi. When the sun sinks, get sampling the tapas menu with a good strong coffee.