You might not be a morning person but starting your day with a tasty and nutritious meal is never a bad thing. Especially if you’ve got a long day of exploring the city ahead of you so let’s take a look at where you might find the best breakfast in Krakow.
Whether you’re looking for a small bite with freshly brewed coffee, a big morning feast or something sweet, we’ve got some awesome recommendations for you. This guide to the best breakfast in Krakow has listed eight of our favourite morning spots in the city. The majority of the listings Kazimierz, but there are also some amazing cafes in the old town too.
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What will you find in this guide to breakfast in Krakow?
You might know Alchemia as the hipster, moody bar with vintage furniture and the iconic wardrobe door which leads to another secret room. The place is well known as a late-night drinking spot, for both locals and travellers. That said, there is another side to this super-cool place – Alchemia od Kuchni – their restaurant, which serves some of the best breakfasts in Krakow.
Alchemia breakfasts consist of many yummy egg-based based options, which include fried or poached and eggs benedict. You can also try their tasty pancakes, cinnamon rice, or hummus bowl with veggies and eggs. Don’t worry vegans, Alchemia’s signature breakfast comes in two ways – plant-based and non-veg.
The drinks menu includes morning classics such as tea, coffee, or juice. Plus, you’ll find some less popular breakfast drinks like a mimosa, kir royale or lemonade.
Alchemia opens at 9 am every day, and that’s when you can order from the breakfast menu. There is no need to panic if you’re not a morning person, though. They’re served until 1 pm on weekdays and 2 pm on weekends.
This is a lovely French bakery/café in the old town, just a stone’s throw away from the main square. They have a stunning décor both inside and outside, so you might easily forget you’re not in the heart of Paris. And their bread will only add to that feeling…
They serve breakfasts from 7 am on weekdays and 8 am on weekends. Apart from the French classics such as coffee and croissant, you can get eggs of your choice, granola and fruits. Most breakfast sets come with a basket of freshly baked bread, a hot or cold drink and a choice of sweet spread (honey, homemade jam, chocolate or honey). There are also oodles of yummy pastries.
Kolanko No 6 Restaurant
If you’re looking for a classic buffet that feels like a good hotel breakfast, then there is no better place for that in Krakow than Kolanko No 6 Restaurant. What becomes an international restaurant later in the day is one of the locals’ favourite spots for a morning feast.
The breakfast in Kolanko is what Poles call the Swedish table. That means you can expect a range of cold cuts, cheeses, eggs, hot sausages and sweet delicacies in a form of a buffet. The rule is you pay once and eat as much as you can, so it’s a great choice if you’re very hungry. It’s served between 8 am and 12 pm every day and costs 35 PLN per person. You’ll find this place on the Józefa Street in the heart of Kazimierz.
If you don’t fancy another classic scrambled egg on toast, we’d recommend trying out breakfasts in Hamsa. It’s a cool restaurant in the heart of the Jewish quarter, which serves Middle Eastern delicacies. They have a welcoming interior and a lovely outdoor courtyard, which is open in the summer.
Mo-ja Café & Bistro
Another option for a yummy breakfast in Krakow is Mo-ja Café & Bistro. It’s a nicely decorated spot with a modern touch on a busy Starowislna Street, which connects the old town square with Kazimierz. It’s open for breakfast and brunch every day between 8 am and 5 pm.
When it comes to Moja’s menu, breakfast is their number one speciality. You’ll find lots of different options from different cuisines, which include yummy shakshouka, scrambled eggs or tofu, pancakes, burgers and wraps amongst others. They also have delicious sets for both vegans and meat eaters. They also do fantastic coffee.
Ranny ptaszek literally means early bird, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is a perfect option for breakfast. In fact, they only do a breakfast/brunch menu, and they don’t stay open past 4 pm. It’s a small and cute spot that only has a couple of seats around the breakfast bar and small tables. That means, it’s likely to get busy in the morning, so you might not have a chance to eat on the spot.
When it comes to Ranny Ptaszek’s menu, everything is veggie or vegan, so it’s not a good place for you if you fancy a classic fry-up. They do a range of shakshouka, sandwiches, and salads. You’ll also find plenty of sets containing eggs or vegan sausages. You can also get a decent coffee and freshly squeezed juices.
You’ll find this place on a quiet Augustianska street just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre of Kazimierz and the banks of the Vistula River. It’s open every day from 8 am/9 am until 4 pm (later openings on the weekends).
Gossip café is another great breakfast spot if you’re staying in the old town. It’s a nicely decorated place on Jana Street, just off the main square. It’s open daily from 8 am to 4 pm for breakfasts and lunches.
Gossip’s menu includes breakfast classics such as omelettes, scrambled eggs, and English fry-up. You’ll also find a few yummy bagels and sandwiches. You can also opt for a sweet breakfast and go for a fresh croissant with jam, French toast or granola.
If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive breaky, then Lajkonik is a great option. It’s a local chain of bakeries with branches scattered across the city. That means you can head there, whether you’re staying in the old town or Kazimierz.
They have lots of different sandwiches, bagels and wraps, with plenty of veggie and vegan options too. You can eat on the spot or take it away with you. You can also get hot drinks like coffee or tea, but we will say that it’s not ideal if, like us, you’re a coffee snob.
The good news is that many of their food options are premade, so it’s not a problem if you’re in rush. They open at 7 am, so it’s a great option for early birds.
Best breakfast in Krakow – our conclusion.
There is no need to panic if your hotel doesn’t include breakfast, because there are oodles of fantastic spots all over the city. The majority of our favourite picks are in Kazimierz, but you’ll also find some great options if you’re staying closer to the old town. Our favourite pick is Hamsa with their Middle Eastern breaky, but if you want a classic breakfast with plenty of options head to Mo-ja Café. Those on the go will appreciate Lajkonik’s ready-made, open sandwiches, pastries and bagels.