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“Great Setting for Al Fresco Dining, But....”
Review of Noworolski

Noworolski
Ranked #61 of 71 Dessert in Krakow
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
Sharon, MA
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“Great Setting for Al Fresco Dining, But....”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We ate several al fresco lunches at Noworolski during our stay in Krakow, and while the setting and view onto the Rynek Gowny were top notch, the food and service were (alas) inconsistent.

The Greek salads were either very good (two days) or not very fresh (one day). A chocolate cake dessert we tried one day was clearly not fresh, but after we complained to our waiter, we got a second piece that was MUCH fresher and VERY tasty! We also tried an "iced coffee" that, unbeknownst to us, was iced coffee capped off with ice cream -- a nice surprise, but more than we expected.

Service at Noworloski was good but uneven -- servers greeted us immediately and served us quickly one day, but on the other two occasions, they disappeared for long stretches after greeting us.

If only because of the superb view on the Rynek Gowny, we overlooked the inconsistent service and food and went back there several times, mainly for the experience of eating outdoors in a lovely setting in a central location. That said, we probably would explore some other options on our next visit there.

  • Visited September 2012
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Sandefjord, Norway
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“Yummy cakes!”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

This restaurant is in the middle of the main square (Rynek Glowny) in the so called Clothes Hall.
We came for coffee and cakes, and sat at a table outside. The waiter was polite, but not overwhelmingly warm and friendly. The coffee and cakes were good. It was probably a little expensive compared to other places in Krakow, but nothing outragous. Nice to sit and look out on the main square and everything that goes on.

  • Visited August 2012
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Verbier, Switzerland
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“Mmm.. fascinating history but now struck by Tourist Disease?”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Yes quite a tale… founded 1910… entertained Lenin and entourage on and off for about two years to August 1914, when (in winter) he wasn’t cavorting on the ice skating rink (thank you “Inyourpocket”!)… and local Nazis during ww2… and occupies a fine location by the Cloth Hall, opposite the famous main church (St Mary’s). But the café fare is average coffee to drink, and sugar on steroids to eat, and is expensive for Krakow.

  • Visited July 2012
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Brussels
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“Perfect location to admire the Mariacki Basilica”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

This cafe is a perfect location on the Main Market Square to admire the Basilica, the ongoing market in front and the people crossing the square in all directions.

We had breakfast here on a Saturday morning and an afternoon drink another day. It is usually very crowded with tourists, but it was lovely to spend half an hour there. We didnt have high expectations on such a frequented spot, which is probably better.

The breakfast was fine, but not unforgettable (in fact the only thing I recall three weeks later is that we wanted to combine two different ingredients in an omlette, but it wasnt possible...).

This place is really for the view and to check out the locals passing in front of you. Also, it has an interesting story, which is described in the menu.

  • Visited May 2012
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Washington, DC
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“Super location, lousy service”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

The location is about as close to ideal as you could want--It's right in the middle of Rynek Głowny, Krakow's central market square. The bored and unhelpful waitress made it clear by her passive-aggressive behavior that she'd rather be somewhere, anywhere else. It wasn't long before we felt the same.

  • Visited March 2012
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