Cafe Mlynek

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Cafe Mlynek
Plac Wolnica 7

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Editor's review

Mlynek has a classic Kazimierz ambiance. It's the kind of place where you'd expect to find a poet wrestling with some particularly mischievous vowels. The location's slightly removed from hip hubs such as Plac Nowy, but in reality, Mlynek's all the better for it. Besides being a supreme spot to polish your poem over a cup of coffee, Mlynek's got some gastronomic tricks up its sleeve. It's all vegetarian here, but with tasty dishes such as Pierogi Ruskie and a ravishing range of toasts and salads, you won't be complaining. Prices are very reasonable, so peckish backpackers won't be left out in the cold.

Editor & Krakow Local


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Reply Jun 7th, 2018
Josef Grunwald

I enjoyed lunch here. I'm not a vegetarian but enjoyed the food very much nonetheless.

Reply May 29th, 2018
Katherine & everyone ive ever eaten there with

I can speak for 7 people (1 australia, 1 french, 2 polish, 2 british & a little boy who is everything) here and say we all love this place!

It's so chilled out inside and every time i have eaten here i have loved every moment & ever meal. Breakfasts are awesome (vegan scrambled tofu instead of scrambled eggs is amazing!), lunches are beautiful too, super atmospheric place to cuddle up on a rainy or snowy day and just a really healing atmosphere in general

Reply May 15th, 2018
John J
United Kingdom

If you are looking for a relaxing, friendly place with great food served by lovely staff in Kazimierz, this is the place for you. Prices are very good too.

Great soups, pastas, Polish dishes, pancakes and wonderful cheesecake.

Reply Jan 28th, 2017
United States

A cozy, creative environment, artistic. Food is creative as well, excellent cream of onion soup, delicious pastas and grilled sandwiches. Owners are wonderful. All vegetarian with a lot of vegan options. Ongoing art exhibits from local artists and sometimes live music playing. A classic.

Reply Sep 5th, 2015
Dr. Cacophonius

Młynek is indeed the premium place in Poland to wrestle with Polish vowels and to polish a poem - over a bottle of gluten-free Czech beer and the best Latkes to the west of Lwów. Unfortunately no Chicken & Currywurst.

Reply Jan 21st, 2015
ginni stern
United States

Delicious, hearty, satisfying, vegetarian Jewish-style food in and friendly atmosphere. The owners are warm, welcoming and skilled at what they do. The neighborhood is new and changing year by year, but Cafe Mlynek remains a corner stone. You can also sleep in their cozy B&B and enjoy the best breakfast in Krakow! I ALWAYS return to Cafe Mlynek on my annual visits to Poland... and bring my friends! Love the place!

Reply Jan 20th, 2015
United States

i chose to walk almost 40 minutes to get to this place. It was well worth it. The onion soup that awaited me warmed these old bones. The crispity crunchady potato pancakes (with a delish mushroom sauce) were just right. They can prepare almost everything as vegan or with a dairy base... Where is the 11? I can only seem to rate this place a 10/10. How limiting! :0P Enjoy!

Reply Mar 1st, 2013
United Kingdom

Very nice ambience and friendly staff. The food is good as well. I have had breakfast here twice - large portions, fresh bread, good coffee. They have free wifi and one can sit and surf for hours.

Reply Jul 23rd, 2011
United Kingdom

What a wonderful place! Friendly staff, lovely and relaxed atmosphere and brilliant food. Me being the only vegetarian in our group of four, I was a little worried taking my friends somewhere they might be restricted but even full on meat eaters came away from here beaming and happy! I just wish I could eat there more often! Me and my friends all miss those honey lattes... so so gooooood. I highly recommend this place, still can't get over how cheap it was too!

Reply Feb 9th, 2010
United Kingdom

Had a lovely birthday meal here. Nicest of the vegetarian restaurants that we tried in Krakow. Large portions, menu in Polish and English, beer on tap! Spinach dumplings were divine, as was the grilled Camembert with cranberries and garlic bread. Very cheap when coming from the UK!

Reply Feb 8th, 2009
United Kingdom

Tasty food, good options, pleasant service, and cosy seating.

Reply Nov 22nd, 2008
Dan Booth
United Kingdom

Whilst Mylnek doesn't have as large a menu as some of the other vegetarian cafes it more than makes up for this in the quality of the food and the atmosphere of the surroundings. Plus, if you're like me and enjoy a drink with your meal, then you'll like the fact that you can grab a beer from the bar or order a bottle of wine.

The food is really superb, too. The onion soup is the best I've ever had and the dumplings are divine. Highly recommended.

Reply Mar 17th, 2008
Sujay & Trupti
United Kingdom

We came here on the strength of the reviews posted on this site and we were not disappointed.

Well made, tasty food, excellent price and great atmosphere.

This place will definately be on my list of recommendations to anyone I know coming to Krakow.

Reply Mar 9th, 2008
Fred Shaub
United Kingdom

The food here was outstanding. All four of us ordered something different and ended up sharing little bits with each other saying 'you must try this'. This lovely place will remain long in our memories.

Reply Feb 18th, 2008
United Kingdom

We really enjoyed this small, laid back cafe / restaurant. My girlfriend is a vegetarian, so it was great to find a menu with lots of choice. Top marks in particular for the onion soup, the beetroot soup and the mushroom dumplings. Delicate flavours,nice staff, cosy candelit tables and, like most places in this area, excellent value.

Reply Feb 5th, 2008
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