7 Restaurants You Should Visit in Wrocław, Poland

Whenever I plan my next getaway, I take food research almost as seriously as crafting the perfect sightseeing itinerary. I devote a decent chunk of time to exploring the best foodie spots and cafés in the area, and leave no stone unturned in my quest to discover the most Instagrammable eateries.

I’ve done this enough times to start noticing a certain recurring pattern. My list usually consists of a few instant favourites in various categories (breakfast, lunch, coffee, and so on), followed by several maybe’s and back-up options. As I started working on my foodie checklist for Wrocław, it immediately became clear it would be entirely different this time around. I devoured article after article and I felt none the wiser. Most of the suggestions sounded absolutely divine, so I would essentially be rewriting all best-of lists, unable to narrow them down.

It wasn’t until I sat down with my boyfriend one evening that I finally managed to round up our favourites. We both knew we would be in for a real culinary treat, but I don’t think it truly set in until we were about to head over the Western border and started reminiscing about our time in Wrocław. I know this barely scratches the surface, but here’s a full list of all the spots we visited to set you off on your foodie planning journey… Bon appetit!

Dinette

The first place that made it onto my list was Dinette. As I combed through an article listing the best breakfast options in Wrocław, I was sold on the promise that this restaurant was always a safe choice. So, we decided to start our trip on a high note and head there on our first morning in the city.

The pink exterior of Dinette Bistro / Bar in Wrocław, Poland

The second we walked through the door, I was immediately drawn to the 50s-inspired interior with the glass malachite wall, oval mirrors, and various wooden elements. The contents of their breakfast menu were just as impressive. Each of the options takes you to a different corner of the globe, from a classic English breakfast to more exotic choices including shakshuka. Dinette’s main selling point has to be the bakery area, where crispy sourdough bread and pastries are freshly baked on the spot, ready for visitors to enjoy inside or take home.

The glass malachite wall behind the bar area of Dinette in Wrocław, Poland
People sitting at tables inside Dinette in Wrocław, Poland
A close-up shot of a croque madame sandwich and coffee at Dinette in Wrocław, Poland

Ever since my trip to Paris in 2019, I simply can’t say no to a croque madame. My boyfriend, on the other hand, went for their Moroccan breakfast – 2 poached eggs on bread with mint, avocado, and za’atar.

Before I move on to our verdict, let me throw in a word of warning. If you’re expecting hearty portions that will fill you up before a long day of exploring Wrocław, you might be setting yourself up for disappointment. I can’t fault the food itself, as it was delicious – not the best croque madame I’ve had, but tasty nonetheless. Unfortunately, we had to stop at a nearby bakery afterwards, which isn’t what you want right after you spent 40 PLN (around £7) on breakfast.

Still, I would happily return for another feast – both for the eyes and for my taste buds – but I’d be better off having a snack beforehand…

Mała Czarna

It’s no secret that my boyfriend and I love to fuel our growing caffeine addiction. Before our trip to Wrocław, we reached out to the owner of our favourite local café asking for recommendations. Mała Czarna was the first name that came up, so we decided to check it out when we were in the area. This café and coffee roastery in one is located in a tiny inconspicuous building right by the main gate of the Olympic Stadium, so we probably wouldn’t have thought to stop there otherwise.

First impressions aside, Mała Czarna turned out to be a staple for any caffeine lover. The people who run this place are massive coffee enthusiasts who are more than happy to share their vast knowledge with the visitors. You can learn about various coffee brewing methods and pick the blend that will suit your personal preferences best. After a quick chat with the barista, we treated ourselves to some coffee beans to bring back home.

And speaking of treats, they don’t just know their coffee, they also bake cakes that could make Nigella swoon. Brownies aren’t usually my first choice as I’m rather picky about the texture, but this crust hit the jackpot for me. If you like specialty coffee with a side of delicious desserts, this is the place to go!

Iggy Pizza

Is there anyone who can say no to a slice of delicious Neapolitan-style pizza? I know I can’t, especially when it enjoys glowing reviews and is served in the most Insta-friendly location. When we scoured the Internet in search of the best eateries in Wrocław, Iggy Pizza came up several times, so we knew it couldn’t be a coincidence.

Once we got to our destination, the line outside reassured us that we were about to visit a true locals’ favourite. Thankfully, the wait wasn’t too long, and it was totally worth what turned out to be the perfect way to round off our first full day in the city.

Iggy Pizza has to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing restaurants I’ve ever been to in Poland. I am utterly obsessed with all the neon signs, and if that’s not enough to satisfy your Insta cravings, there’s a restroom all decked out in pink lights – my poor iPhone camera just couldn’t catch a break!

When it comes to the food, I may get in trouble for what I’m about to say, but I genuinely think I liked their pizza better than the one we tried in Naples. Granted, we went to Italy in August, when most of the top pizza places closed down for the summer holiday, but still…

At Iggy Pizza, they use the highest quality ingredients, including flour from the oldest Neapolitan mill, and bake their pizzas in a wood-fired oven. All of these efforts are reflected in their cuisine, as I savoured every single bite. I washed down my pizza with some wine and coke – a combination I’ve never tried before, but it’s a yes from me. Hats off, Iggy Pizza – I will be back…

Panczo Wita Stwosza

Our second day also happened to be my boyfriend’s birthday, so I told him we could eat whatever he fancied. His pick for breakfast was Panczo Wita Stwosza, a Mexican place a stone’s throw away from the Market Square. I’ve never actually had Mexican for breakfast before, so I was more than happy to expand my horizons and try something new.

The opening hours we found online weren’t up to date, so when we got there, we had a little time to kill. We stumbled upon a really cool flea market on the corner of Szewska and Wita Stwosza Street – not sure if these are a regular thing, but it’s definitely worth looking out for if you’re in the area!

The colourful decor of Panczo Wita Stwosza in Wrocław, Poland

After a good 20 minutes eyeing up various vintage gems, it was finally time to go have a bite. Panczo’s take on a breakfast menu all sounded mouthwateringly good, but the second I spotted breakfast quesadilla with avocado, bacon and fried egg, my mind was made up. My boyfriend chose a breakfast burrito with guacamole, pico de gallo, chipotle scrambled eggs, and chorizo. Both were absolutely brilliant and served as a great reminder of how good it can be to venture out and try things we might not normally choose!

A breakfast quesadilla and a cup of coffee at Panczo Wita Stwosza in Wrocław, Poland

Łaskotki Cookie Dough Bar

The next place on the list was technically my pick, but as a fellow sweet tooth, my boyfriend happily obliged. Now, I have a little confession to make – I’d never actually tried cookie dough before our trip (shocking, I know…) It’d been on my foodie list for absolute ages, but something always got in the way. Well, the second I read Poland’s only cookie dough bar is in Wrocław, I knew my time had finally come!

The girl who worked there was the loveliest and walked us through the process of composing our desserts Subway-style. As total cookie dough bar rookies, she suggested we start with smaller portions as it can be sickly sweet. I love Lotus biscuits pretty much in every way, shape, and form, so I chose the original flavour. It was every bit as scrumptious as I’d imagined, and I could easily devour a larger portion. If you feel the same way about cookie dough, Łaskotki Cookie Dough Bar is the one place on the culinary map of Wrocław you absolutely cannot miss!

A hand of a woman holding a cookie dough dessert inside Łaskotki Cookie Dough Bar in Wrocław, Poland

100 Bridges Brewery

If you’ve seen the list of my 15 favourite things to do in Wrocław, you may know we failed to book a tour of the 100 Bridges Brewery. Not letting that discourage us, we chose to go for the second best option, which is visiting their pub. Thankfully, I took a peak at their menu beforehand (does anyone else do this?) or else we would be sitting there until dawn. The choice of beers on draft is almost overwhelming, and they’re accompanied by a wide selection of delicious snacks, main dishes, and desserts.

A beer pretzel with red onion jam and cheese sauce next to a glass of beer

We got a beer pretzel with red onion jam and cheese sauce each, as well as something to wash it down with – a WRCLW Schöps for my boyfriend, and a Strawberry Milkshake IPA for me. Now, I’m a little partial to anything with red onion jam, but my goodness – that was hands down the best pretzel I’ve ever had! The beer was amazing as well, and they have a shop right opposite the pub in case you want to take something home with you too!

Burger Ltd

The last restaurant on my list was a spontaneous choice. When we got back from our day trip to Książ Castle, we had some time to grab lunch before catching a train to Dresden. We turned to TripAdvisor for burger place recommendations and it came through. A quick look at the menu of Burger Ltd showed us it was going to be a strong contender for our top burgers list, and we’ve done a fair share of taste testing!

Until the very last moment, I wasn’t sure if I should get a safer option or brave it and try an unusual food combination instead. I eventually decided on the latter and chose the Blame Canada burger with beef, mimolette cheese, grilled bacon, grilled banana, maple syrup, and peanut butter.

As I normally hate mixing meat with fruits, and I absolutely can’t stand the taste of maple syrup, I would be lying if I said I felt confident about my choice. I also got a delicious strawberry beer from the 100 Bridges Brewery to go with it in case I needed to soften the blow of a failed order…

A metal tray with a burger and chips on it at Burger Ltd in Wrocław, Poland

Thankfully, I had nothing to worry about, as it was absolutely divine. I have no clue who came up with the idea to put peanut butter on beef, but they were a bloody genius! We were right in thinking Burger Ltd could potentially make it to our favourites list, as it’s definitely one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of tasting!


So, there you have it… A complete list of all the cafés and restaurants we visited in Wrocław! Do you have any particular favourites? How do you pick the restaurants you’re going to visit when travelling? Do you also do extensive research or are you a more spontaneous person?

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