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Editor's review

Exiled writers mourned the fall of the cultured cafes of Mitteleuropa. But those beleaguered scribes would have been heartily pleased by this place. Massolit is the diametric opposite of the grab-and-run pit stops of today's world. A cafe and bookshop rolled into one, it's a charming eccentric that deserves a medal for services to humanity. Besides cakes, coffee and Twinings tea by appointment to her Madge the Queen, Massolit stocks all the press that a cultured cat could hope for. If that wasn't enough to whet your appetite, there are enough English books to build a bridge to Bali. A fine place to spark up a conversation with locals or fellow travellers.

Editor & Krakow Local


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Reply May 23rd, 2018

have found so many fantastic books here. my krakow bookshelf is 80% what i found in massolit.

Reply May 16th, 2018
United States

Been living here for a few years and Massolit has been a lifesaver with its actually incredible selection of books in English (not the oprahs bookclub, airport bookshop kinda stuff!) They have regular writers workshops and meetings and discussions and events and a really cosy cafe in there and its just got the best atmosphere

Reply Mar 29th, 2018
United Kingdom

Quite quiet but pleasant atmosphere. Was a bit more lively when I was here a few years ago....

Reply Jun 11th, 2014
United Kingdom

A krakow institution! A bit out of the way, but a great place to relax with a book and a coffee.

Reply Aug 21st, 2013
Sam D.
United Kingdom

Dropped in here and found they'd expanded the premises. The cafe has stretched into a second big room.Great news for Massolit lovers like myself!

Reply Jan 20th, 2010
Helen Cresswell
United Kingdom

We were tipped off about this one and we were very impressed. Lovely little cafe and a much better bookshop than our locals in the UK!

Reply Jun 10th, 2009
United States

This is such a cool place! I could live here. In fact, I nearly but the rent upstairs went up! Massolit is great!

Reply May 20th, 2009

Wonderful little bookshop packed with books from floor to ceiling and a really cute little kids corner... and really good prices too... a treasure to visit absolutely!

Reply Apr 22nd, 2009
United States

one of the best spots in all of the city!

Reply Dec 12th, 2008

i'm so happy this place exists! just wonderful.

Reply Oct 16th, 2008
United States

Awesome place. Better than anything back in the US!

Reply Jul 14th, 2008
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