Mulled wine, Christmas lights, pretty buildings and dwarves. That’s what I had expected from Wroclaw, Poland on my trip with Wizz Air. And granted, it delivered on all that and more.
But something I hadn’t expected? Amazing brunch.
My previous experiences in Eastern Europe have taught me to be a little hesitant when it comes to the cuisine. Mainly because I’m fussy with meat and that tends to be a big part of it. But I was pleasantly surprised in Wroclaw!
I’m going to do a whole post on food, obvs. But I wanted to do a special shoutout to two completely fabulous brunch restaurants I had the pleasure of eating at.
2 Brunch Spot Recommendations in Wroclaw
Folgujemy is a bit off the beaten track, and is only somewhere I ended up visiting as my Airbnb was nearby. But I’m so glad I did, it’s a total gem.
This breakfast and brunch restaurant looks pretty unassuming from the outside, but inside it’s very chic with books, pretty lights and leafy plants. It could definitely fit in a city like London or New York.
The menu is small, and available in English which is a plus, but everything on it sounded delicious which made it hard to choose! I settled on baked almond challah bread with cooked oranges and homemade caramel! OhMyGoshItWasSoAmazing.
Josh had scrambled eggs and rocket on challah bread and was equally as enthused. Big up challah bread, am I right?
The cost? 2 brunches, 2 coffees and a freshly squeezed juice came to about 60 zloty. Which is around £12.50 in GBP… This city is such good value for money, I’m telling you.
A bit more centrally located, as I guess you can figure out from the name, Central Cafe is subsequently a lot busier. We had to wait for a table to free up but granted it was a Sunday morning so peak time.
This cafe had a very different menu with a big focus on bagels, naturally being in the Jewish Quarter. But the extensive list of bagel fillings really is pretty spectacular!
I went for parma ham, mozzarella, olive tapenade and rocket in a seeded bagel and Josh had the pastrami, cream cheese and plum jam bad boy. They were definitely NYC standard, really good.
As dessert we had some delicious chocolate croissants but Central Cafe also had a large selection of cakes and cookies if that’s your thing. Word on the street is their pancakes are top notch too.
And what was the damage? Well we stayed a little longer here and ate a little more, but 2 loaded bagels, 2 choc croissants and 4 coffees came to just under 85 zloty, aka £18.
Not only were both of these brunches completely delicious but both had fantastic atmospheres, great service and were a total steal with how affordable they were. I’d recommend both for kicking off your day in Wroclaw with a lazy weekend brunch.
Have you visited either of these gems? What did you think?