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Cafe Szafe is one of those quirky, Krakow-unique places where time stops as soon as you enter them, and you find yourself wrapped up in discussions, art, books, or just plain old chillout. The cafe's original design by Anna Kaszuba-Dębska includes seating guests in old wardrobes, painted in blue. Apart from being just a hangout spot, the place hosts a plethora of cultural and educational activities, including exhibitions, slide presentations, literary meetings and discussions. In the past few years, many prominent writers and poets set their foot in Cafe Szafe, including Etgar Keret, Dubrawka Ugrešić, Steven Clarck, Manuela Gretkowska, Olga Tokarczuk, Jack Dukaj, Jerzy Pilch, Marek Krajewski, Michał Witkowski, Ignacy Karpowicz, Jack Dehnel and many others. The place has also been acknowledged for supporting and promoting reading in Poland, and thrice placed third in Newsweek's ranking of the most interesting cafes in Krakow. Cafe Szafe is a proud owner of a "Children Friendly Place" certificate by Gazeta Wyborcza daily.
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