Coffee is a part of my daily ritual, and for the most part, my mornings begin with a cup of coffee from my French press. Simple, inexpensive, and effective. Don’t get me wrong: I love going out for coffee, and I love specialty coffee spots, but I also prefer to save money and only go out for coffee as a treat, usually for social reasons like meeting with a friend.
One exception to this is when I’m on vacation. If I’m staying in a vacation apartment, then making coffee is easy, but I still love to check out coffee places in a new city and see what they have to offer. So on our last morning in Warsaw, we walked the 1.5 blocks from our hotel to Kawki na Stawki, a relatively young coffeeshop.
The interior is just a small room, but there are a few spots to sit and hang out, along with the option of outdoor seating when the weather is warmer. I ordered my usual Americano and then checked out the offerings, which include standard coffee drinks and a variety of brewing methods such as Chemex and Aeropress. They also have a La Marzocco Strada, which apparently is an awesome coffee maker? I’m no expert, but the coffee was good, though a bit bitter. There were a lot of baked goods—things like quiche and pastries—and Club Mate in three varieties! Apparently, they also have a breakfast spread, though I don’t know if that’s every day or just on the weekends. Either way, it’s worth stopping by for the coffee alone. They obviously know what’s up.
ul. Stawki 2A