It was the middle of the day, and it looked anything but inviting. I can’t recall how we even came to cross the threshold. But taking a chance on a bar often pays off big time.
A dimly lit entrance drew us in. A funky collection of rooms, with a pretty little beer garden holding more alcoves and outdoor spaces revealed itself, shyly at first… Artistically placed lampshades, mismatched retro furniture and jars with gorgeous flowers make the ambiance welcoming and arty.
Rooms with well-worn couches and armchairs beckoned lone guests writing blogs and checking emails. Groups of friends catching up over a beer sought the sunshine in the garden as did students transplanted from the lecture theatre to enjoy a coffee and robust discussion. We sat outside enjoying a beer, opposite a lady sitting on sofa engrossed in her laptop until her friend arrived.
Eszeweria is in the Jewish quarter of Krakow. Here is their facebook page, so you can find it. It is also serendipitously located opposite Starka, a delightful restaurant offering the holy grail of European cuisine, boned pork knuckle….there will be a separate post on that…. On the way home you can pick up a polish donut, a yeasty delight filled with delicious fillings like sour cherry or apricot jam.
The Bar has evolved, you no longer need to consume alcohol at a bar, coffees in all its forms or even water is perfectly fine. It’s no longer about drinking, but socializing. The bar doubles as a communal space, a playgroup or support group.
I recommend you get out and try one. Make sure you tell me about it.