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$1 - $4
Polish, European
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Reviewed December 17, 2021

The only problem is lack of people serving food. You have to wait too long. Looks like owners save on servers:)

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 14, 2021 via mobile

This is a great place for different kinds of pancakes. There is a wide variety of pancakes with different ingredients, dressings and tastes. There are a lot of vegan options as well. There is free wi fi and the service is great-timely, nice enough to...explain all options and super helpful! When in Bydgoszcz I will definitely come again!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 6, 2021

While visiting Bydgoszcz, my friends and I got caught out in the snow. We popped in and had the best Polish pancakes. The selection ranged from savory to sweet, with a range of different sauces. They were delicious and we all became a fan of...this place for future visits. The staff was great (ask for Kamila-if I spelled correctly), they were super helpful with recommendations, helping us with our Polish pronunciation, and ensured we had everything we needed.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed January 23, 2021 via mobile

The pancakes are really tasty! Place is overcrowded, that may be a problem. Service is not always polite, but still acceptable.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed October 20, 2019

Great medium sized restaurant. Lovely atmosphere with great staff and vibe. Food is always amazing, lots of choice sweet or savory pancakes, I love this place. A must visit in my book.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

Barszcz was awful but Lasagna naleśnikowa was really tasty.. The wait was too long we’ve been waiting it for one hour despite of that our order included only 3 dishes.. We asked for the bill and also waited it for 20 min .

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Manekin offers something very special, waffles - not as desserts but main course. It is served with choices of meat or fish, with a variety of options for starters, desserts, soups, and beverages at a reasonable price. Portions are big too. The interior is very...cozy especially at the window side with the view of the old town.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Manekin was always popular and there is no surprise - variety of pancakes at a great value, big tasty portions. Unfortunately seems they don't have alcohol any more :S. I like to have a glass of wine with my food when travelling, so not being...able to do that was a bit of a downside. If you don''t mind that - definitely worth a try.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Went in at midday for quick lunch. Given long menu with wide choice of different pancakes. The waiter helped explained the different types and recommended sauces. Food came quickly and couldnt have been better. Only problem was so full that we couldnt try the sweet...pancakes. Would definetaly go back if we have the chance. When we left there was a long queue of people waiting for a table so suggest you try to get there earlyMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 24, 2019

Brilliant little place for breakfast or lunch. We went for late breakfast/early lunch as a group of 11 visiting Bydgoszcz for the weekend, the restaurant was recommended to me by a local woman we met the day before and so glad she did. Service was...quite slow but the restaurant was pretty busy and we were a large group without a reservation but they managed to accommodate us. Menu is mostly different types of pancakes/crepes (both sweet and savoury options) along with a few soups/salads. Our group tried a range of things from American sweet pancakes with Nutella, crepes with fruit, to Mexican Burrito pancakes and even a pancake lasagne! All were excellent and if I’m ever in Bydgoszcz again would definitely return!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

We were just looking for a place to have a late breakfast after arriving on a very early flight. This place is fantastic! Food is all created upon pancakes (crepes I would say), but not the kind od pancakes or crepes I am used to....I had the typical soup zurek, it's really unique. I strongly recommend it!More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Had to call back here to have the Chicken Salad! Really superb then the Apple pie afterwards was the icing on the cake! On our visit the place was pretty busy and we did have to wait for a table but it’s worth it. Remember...to always pay in cash as I’ve been stung a couple of times here with currency charges and not been given the option to play in Zl on my card. Though this has not put me off coming back as the food is excellent.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 9, 2019

It is the best pancakes place I have ever visited. The food is delicious and the prices are low at the same time. Sometimes because of that you can see long queues outside - irritating but also proving the good quality of the food.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after seeing the reviews. It was absolutely packed with local people, the food was very different and all pancake based. Overall we enjoyed it. Not all the staff spoke English but a couple did and very well too, but to...be fair we can’t speak Polish either. Would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed February 5, 2019

Very nice, lovely place! Friendly staff, very tasty pancakes and huge portions! I can really suggests!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Manekin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4