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U Babci Maliny

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Stare Miasto
Polish
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17 Ulica Slawkowska and 38 Ulica Szpitalna., Krakow, Poland
(012) 422 7601
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 205
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A hidden gem

This place is a must visit in Krakow. We had seen it on a N.Irish travel programme before we left and decided to try it. It's a 5 minute walk from the main square and is like stepping in to a granny's living room (I mean that as a positive). It's like a log cabin upstairs in the seating area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Nicola_Heath
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is a must visit in Krakow. We had seen it on a N.Irish travel programme before we left and decided to try it. It's a 5 minute walk from the main square and is like stepping in to a granny's living room (I mean that as a positive). It's like a log cabin upstairs in the seating area... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Found this again by chance. We visited 3 years ago but could not find it again until now. So glad to have chanced upon it. Very traditional both in atmosphere and food choices. Service good, I am sure some may think it slowish, but what I like about Kraków restaurants and cafes is the fact that they are in no... More 

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Northants
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

this is a special place to eat and we actually went initially via a recommendation from our hotel receptionist.Another one they own is Kuchnia Staropolska i have learnt since.Lovely and eciting menu ridiculously cheap.A must to try is the Beef Goulash BIGOS .Tender beef in a really nice thick gravy served in a Bread.We ordered potatoes and beetroot separately to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This great little place is a couple of blocks walk out of the main square...only a few minutes. You get to it through a big wooden door and then out through some others doors into a courtyard, the restaurant itself is located down in a basement. The setting is fantastic...warm, welcoming with big wooden benches. The food here is cheap... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Unbelievably original decoration, very good food and drinks, a must-go in Krakow. There is a self-service area in the upper part and a "normal" restaurant downstairs. One could spend a year to discover all the funny things to see. The name of the place means "At Grandma Malina's". That might help your imagination. Food ist traditional polish and very yummy.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This quaint and quirky basement restaurant is frequented by locals (always a good sign) and you had better hope that there's a table available for you. The excellent local fare is cheap and the portions are huge. This restaurant definitely needs to be on your list of places to eat in Krakow!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Place is very old school, clean bathrooms, don't like the idea that you have to clean your own plates, also food is not like it use to be... had porkchop, potatoes, saurkraut salad, red borscht, and krokiet with sause... my husband had mushroom sauce that tasted like from a instant bag, also he had beef, with sause... we both had... More 

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North East England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of our tour guides recommended this place so we thought we would give it a try. It wasn't the best decision we've ever made. On arrival it was very busy but we were able to get a table for 6 people having been greeted by a very gloomy lady who never smiled. All of the staff seemed deeply unhappy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here and both the food and service were fantastic - my friend a vegetarian - not an easy thing to be in Poland - had the mushroom soup and I had the goulash soup, both served in bread, yes that's right in bread containers! Amazing! So hearty and filling! I has the pancakes for pud containing cheese... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I ate at Babci Maliny on the recommendation of locals in late 2011, and it was such a superlative experience i ate there twice in the 2 days i spent in Krakow. A rare occurrence as i hardly ever repeatedly visit the same restaurant in my overseas travels. I remember the food to be hearty and satisfying, with a most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Ulica Slawkowska and 38 Ulica Szpitalna., Krakow, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
  • Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
  • Phone Number: (012) 422 7601

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Polish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?