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“lovely!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Massolit Books and Cafe

Massolit Books and Cafe
Felicjanek 4/2, Krakow, Poland
48-12/432-4150
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Ranked #186 of 887 Restaurants in Krakow
Cuisines: American
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Heraklion, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

really really lovely bookshop cafe with such a warm atmosphere! perfect place for either a hot drink or study. loved it!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Madrid, Spanje
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

"Lovely" is too little to describe this place. It is like entering an old bookshop with a dark wooded bar where the serve you great coffee and tea which you enjoy at one of the many small tables with two or three chairs that are collected from many different places/homes.
You feel the calmth of a bookstore and the warmth of a 'brown' café. People are quietly enjoying there drinks while reading the paper or one of the many books you can find here. It is also perfect to quietly work/study as you see some do.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Krakow
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An oasis of calm in a busy city.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Every time I visit Krakow I go to Massolit to look for books that I would just not find so easily anywhere else. The café is old and worn but very very comfortable, the coffee is good and although I have never tried the tea they seem to have tea for all tastes. The food is usually good although I have had one or not quite up to scratch pastries. It's not a place to have a meal, just a snack; cheesecake, raspberry tart, apple pie, quiche, and similar things.

You can read the books while drinking your coffee, put them back on the shelves if you decide they are not for you.

The staff are very helpful and the wifi is pretty good.

For me I would say the only thing I really dislike is the jazz background music. I would much rather have something baroque or from the romantic period, or even some rock.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Oasis of calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

A wonderful experience - mix of old and new books - in ramshackle amalgam of rooms. Charming, helpful staff, could not have been better served. Did we buy ? You bet ! Came home with warm memories. Want to re-visit asap.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Katowice, Poland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Place with unforgettable atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

It is not just a cafe. It is a cafe in a bookstore. But not just a normal bookstore. There is a huge collection of books in English, also second hand. You can actually read them there. The interior is absolutely marvelous, great atmosphere, jazz music, old furniture. Pies are delicious there, and coffee/cocoa is just a perfect addition to a good book. It might be not very easy to find the place because it is a few steps from the market square in a rather calm area. Service is helpful, they speak good English. Also the place seems to be gay friendly (good choice of gay studies books) which is nice.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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