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#184 of 1,566 Restaurants in Krakow


$11 - $89
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Stare Miasto
0.1 miles from Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

Not recommended! Were in the restaurant with my mum, the wine was not served properly - the waiter just brought us glasses already filled, didn’t ask if we like it or not, and didn’t serve the water with it. The worst point was that when...I ask for any discount on birthday for my mum - the reply was “I will ask my manager”, and then she gave us the bill saying nothing with no discount and no explanation. If manager or owner is reading this - please make the presentation for your employee how to communicate and serve guests. Not recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed November 28, 2021

Had a lovely meal in this restaurant, an old establish venue, lovely food very good attentive service.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

restaurant with a great view of the main square. very good food , we ordered the pork chop with fried cabbage, it was delicious. and chicken tenderloin also tasty . Frendly service

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021

Great restaurant and very good service. The presentation and taste of the food were excellent. The restaurant is so beautiful. We visit this beautiful restaurant in May 2019

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

Very good food and especially the outside sitting area offers great view of the square. Definitely try the local beetroot soup and soup in bun which the place specializes in.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

This was our first stop first time in Krakow and did not disappoint.Service was quick, Cakes were delicious and coffee was great. Sat outside a little cold but still sheltered.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Worst spritz ever...they were so untasty. We asked for more aperol and campari and they told us yes but paying an additional fee!!! And they were still like water...

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

As the sun finally appeared in early March, we were looking forward to coffee and delicious cakes at one of the outdoor tables. Alas! The waitress (who had taken quite a while to come and clear the table) informed us that the range of cakes...(chocolate, walnut and more) from the restaurant's own bakery was no longer served outdoors. Having the choice between sitting inside in spite of the glorious sunshine or picking the ubiquious cheesecake or apple cake from the outdoor café menu, we left! I thought stupid rules in Poland had gone out with Communism!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020

Enjoyed a relaxing lunch at Hawelka. The Goulash served in a cauldron was especially enjoyable. Fascinating collection of art on the walls to look at while you wait as well. All very agreeable and convenient being situated in the main square.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020

We had an excellent time in this restaurant after a good look around the walls at the dozens of paintings displayed there. The waiter was expert at his work pouring the wine and serving a superb meal. The cauldron of soup with flame heated device...was novel as well as delicious, this restaurant is well worth a visit in Krakows main square.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Can’t recommend this restaurant enough. Great location, great service and the food was excellent, we had the soup/goulash to start which came in small cauldrons, would highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants when visiting in Cracow. I regret to say that the service was extremely slow & it appeared that they were struggling to get enough staff to work on a Sunday. There were two waiters for the...whole place: one Male( dealing mainly with the drinks)& one pleasant young girl. We ordered a variety of food which included chicken soup with noodles, a pork chop, pancakes with soured cream & strangely chopped egg as a garnish. I struggled to choose so opted for the mixed dumplings. This was a bad choice as the pastry was thick & rubbery & below the standard expected of such a restaurant. This used to be elegant & food was top-notch.Not today! The only saving grace is the Hawelka tea/coffee shop with wonderful, delicious cakes & tortes which you can consume in the tiny teashop. Excellent cheesecake with meringue or walnut torte by the wedge.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 6, 2020

Really good evening great staff, excellent local wine and food. Not cheap in Polish terms but well worth it.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food, good service. Dessert can be improved! Nice restaurant for family and with friends located in the Market Square

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is like stepping back into a bygone era with bow tie wearing waiters who bring the food to the table on little trolleys. The menu has all the Polish favourites but with a few more unusual dishes. We both had the duck on...a bread base which contained zucchini and cabbage with an orange and ginger sauce, very nice. Wine was also reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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May 1, 2016|
Response from KatC251 | Reviewed this property |
Obawiam się, że nie widział o Cukiernia jak usiedliśmy na zewnątrz do jedzenia. jedzenie było bardzo świeże, tak aby pasowal, że została ona tam. Niestety nie mogę odpowiedzieć lepiej dla Ciebie. I did not see as we sat... More
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Hawelka is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4