Cafe Małpi Biznes, SKM, Warszawa Powiśle
11:00 – 18:00 // FREE
We like everything about it: the location with its unpretentious even passing – through vibe, the Sale not focusing on what-is-the-latest-trend and who-designed-this-dress theme but rather discovering what is out there, using your imagination with a hint of good taste. Knowing the organizers and people involved in the Sale you will be able to find reaaallly interesting pieces.
Additionally: good coffee, vibes and Spring beginnings. Be there!
How come we haven’t written about Solec yet, even though we regularly visit Aleksander Baron’s temple of food? The place has been renovated about two months ago (thank God) and with newly-painted walls came a new menu. And it changes often, so that you can taste whatever’s currently in season. Baron takes great care of his product: in Solec you can expect best-quality meat (Grzegorz Kwapniewski is the butcher), ecologically-grown veggies and innovative recipes. Forget the horrible balsamico blots on your plate or chemically-grown strawberries in December. This is serious. We’ve had the burger several times (prices depend on how many ingredients you choose, it should be anywhere between 25 and 35 PLN) and the meat was always perfect (although once they went overboard with the green pepper sauce that had tons of peppercorns in it). They used to serve tiny fish (they’re called smelt in English I think) fried, but since the menu has changed, they have disappeared. But you can try out their goose tartare, the jazzed-up version of traditional krupnik soup or fried herring.
The food scene in Warsaw is emerging – every now and then a new place pops up. Some of them stay, some disappear. They do, however, pay attention to its design. There are certain trends which are visible – same colorful Ikea chairs, tables made from wooden palettes ( so often used for transportation). In short: sustainable, imaginative design which unfortunately became a standard. What stands out is thought through construction inspired by market stalls: here in Poland and there in Bangkok, Thailand. Moko Architects – http://www.mokoarchitects.pl/, with simple materials created spaces inviting and interesting. Additionally the food served in the food joints is decent which helps, of course. Certainly an emerging name so pay attention!