Cafe Blikle

Cafe Blikle
Rating
89% from 29 reviews
Phone
+48 (22) 8266619
Fax
+48 (22) 8260569
Website
Cafe Blikle
Address
ul. Nowy Swiat 33

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Editor's review

This old world venue on the Nowy Swiat has been dishing up the best cakes in Warsaw since way back in 1869. A cafe in the classic Viennese mould, it oozes traditional charm and suave elegance with it's long tables, tall ceilings and highly-polished surfaces. Blikle's cakes are famous nationwide in Poland, and their desserts and ice-cream are well worthy dipping into your pocket for - so you'll definitely want to stay for more than just a cup of tea! Those who find themselves in need of more than just a snack won't be disappointed by the Blikle's breakfast and main meal choices, and for some there's even a taste of home in the shape of English newspapers. Find the Blikle delicatessen and confectioners next door!

Editor
Warsaw Life

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Reviews

Josephine from Philippines Reply Jul 26th, 2014

Masarap . One of the best donuts I ever had . Good job Mr.Blikle . Dessert flagship of Poland

Greg from United States Reply Jul 26th, 2014

I'm from NYC so it's hard to please my taste buds . We have it all . Hi five to Blikle Cafe , wish there was one in New York City . Amazing pastry , pleasant service and New York prices lol , gotta love it though

Grietha Bruin from Netherlands Reply Feb 25th, 2014

Ambiance and cakes absolutely purrfect. Chocolate ones lush. Do not miss it. Clientele of all ages. Refreshing!

Richard from United Kingdom Reply Nov 30th, 2011

Wholly lived up to its outstanding reputation. I thought the prices were reasonable, given the quality and atmosphere. There's free wifi as well.

PETER from Estonia Reply Aug 22nd, 2011

ANY TIME I COME TO WARSAW,.AFTER DROPPING OFF THE LUGGAGE..THIS IS THE PLACE I HEAD FOR..IT IS POLISH CAKES AND COFFEE AT ITS VERY BEST..AND ..THE STAFF ARE SIMPLY GRACIOUS ,THEY SMILE AND OFFER GREAT SERVICE...THIS ..IS A MUST WHEN YOU VISIT WARSAW..

Rose from United States Reply Jul 2nd, 2011

Ok, for the ppl that don't like this place then well I don't know what to tell you. Just about every Polish American, especially in Chicago, comes to this place at least once while in Warsaw. Are these treats American. NO!!! That's the best part! Their paczkis are the standard that just about every Polish American bakery goes by. Even if you live in Warsaw, which I did, this was THE place to sweets!!!!

Roger & Sue from United Kingdom Reply Jan 15th, 2011

We went there today for a coffee and it was good and comfortable. Nice cakes available and well dressed waiters and waitresses.

David from United Kingdom Reply Jan 15th, 2011

This place is great. Nice cakes. Nicely served. Fine interiors. Considered one of the finest cafes in Warsaw

Yvonne Kaluski from Australia Reply Sep 14th, 2010

I was introduced to Cafe Blikle in 2000 when my aunty lived in Poland. Went back in 2002 with my parents and then took my husband in 2008. Try the famous Polish raspberry donut. You will love it.

irene from Ireland Reply Jan 28th, 2010

A must-see in Warsaw and a true cultural experience. I told my Polish friends about this place back home and they were all impressed!

Ashley from United States Reply Oct 22nd, 2009

sooooooo gooooooood :)

Gina Graff from United States Reply Sep 29th, 2009

Blickle's pastries were favorites of General de Gaulle who used to order them sent to him in Paris weekly. I thought this seemed unlikely UNTIL I tasted their cakes and doughnuts (stuffed with rose petal jam, glazed and sprinkled with candied orange peel!) Sheer bliss.

Alicia from United Kingdom Reply Aug 25th, 2009

The best donuts in Poland and perhaps the world. Krispy Kreme should take a leaf out of their book.

Mary from United Kingdom Reply Aug 5th, 2009

I don't care if I gain a bit of weight because of that place, it is so good that it's worth it!

michelle from New Zealand Reply Jun 28th, 2009

rly Old-School, but in turn - proper! Ignore Starbucks on Nowy Swiat and run straight here!!

Mark Henry Lampe from United Kingdom Reply Jun 26th, 2009

great location and very good service, espresso is the best on this side of Milan !! food good and awesome cakes, it is no cheap but place is classy and has atmosphere

Chris Prusakowsky from United Kingdom Reply Jun 2nd, 2009

Blikle on Nowy Swiat is highly recommended. Very good salads, nice selection of beers, ideal for families. rgds Chris

Carol from United Kingdom Reply May 26th, 2009

the cakes were absolutely fantastic! I just couldn't stop eating them!

mrrokon from Bangladesh Reply Sep 21st, 2008

Poland is so much beautiful country. I want to visit that.

Katherine from United States Reply Feb 20th, 2006

I was quite dissappointed with this place - granted all guests inside were foreigners, hence the high prices. But when I pay, I expect quality - and it was definitely lacking. Perhaps I ordered the wrong item... regardless do not try the fried banana dessert - completely UNimpressed!

Nick from Poland Reply Feb 3rd, 2006

i just love this place and always go there with my kids on saturday !im happy to review it for best marks

Justyna from Poland Reply Feb 2nd, 2006

It is warsaw's CLASSIC and must for every guest of the capital. Can really recommend.

John Hurford from United Kingdom Reply Aug 2nd, 2006

I always visit when i am in Warsaw. This excellent Cafe reminds me so much of Betty's Cafe in Harrogate & York. Service and quality is spot on.

Sean McCormick from United States Reply Jul 31st, 2006

Of course, Americans generally have bad taste (as is atested in a review I see *ahem*) :). Blikle serves traditional Polish pasteries, which have a rich tradition. I do remember a Polish friend commenting that about 30 years ago, she thought the paczki from Blikle were not as good as from some other small bakery which would be fluffy, but personally I find it charming with its art nouveau decor and delicious food.

Karolina from United States Reply Oct 10th, 2006

Excellent, excellent, service is wonderful food is delicious. Pastry shop next door is a chocolate lovers delight. Will I return? Most definitly!

Letitia from United States Reply Oct 26th, 2006

A Warsaw classic that has survived since 1869 and an absolute must for every foreigner to visit. Try the poppyseed creations for a true Polish treat that you can't find anywhere else. The cafe and bakery next door are in the same location that I believe they have been since the very start. For a city that was destroyed completely after WWII, this cafe is an amazing survivor. Once in a while the service has been a bit slow, and the prices are pretty much top dollar, but still worth it. After visiting the cafe, go next door to the bakery and buy some of their famous wares to take home. Their doughnuts are famous throughout Poland.

michael stygar from United States Reply May 29th, 2007

SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

nEllY hDz. from Mexico Reply Mar 29th, 2007

I LOVE IT. Cakes are delicious!!!! and the place it´s just great!!! If you go to Warsaw, you should visit it...

Kirsty from United Kingdom Reply Feb 21st, 2006

I was left a box of Blikle's chocolates while my Polish uncle was over for a visit. Have to say they were finished rather quickly between myself and my Norweigan friend. My Polish flatmates (from Warsaw and Krakow) told me I had good taste. Thankyou Pete! I'm certainly thinking of a visit when I go to Warsaw for the first time this year!

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