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Balsam Cafe

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££ - £££
Bar, European, Cafe, International, Central European
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ul. Piwna 66 | Old Town, Gdansk 80-831, Poland
+48 697 082 357
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bartender is very friendly and forthcoming. Can recommend you try the Pilsner Urquell 😊 We also had the Goulash soup.

Thank Michael C
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch today and were greeted by a very friendly barman who invited us to choose our own seat - nothing was too much trouble and he even checked with the kitchen for us to make sure some breakfast items were still available. Scrambled eggs were divine - rich, creamy and served with warm, fresh-baked bread and a... More 

Thank followthereader
Kristiansand, Norway
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

This was a Place we just went into to grab a beer, but we ended up dining too .-) "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" Thumbs up for the bartender Piotr, who took time to make us very welkome. Absolutely a pub/restaurant to visit again :-)

Thank 513kristianl
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

once again back to lovely balsam cafe. cafe is actually a bit missleading since the place is actually great for beers in the evening and has great food! will definitely return when I return to Gdansk next time!! live the place and the people working there!!

Thank Christopher B
Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Food is tasty and the portions are pretty large. The waiter was quite amusing and the service was fast.

Thank JareEm_a8
Stillwater, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Owner Steve puts together the vary best skillet around. HUGE platter ! The poached eggs are perfect. The potatoes are large cut and never greasy. Way to go Steve! 😃

1 Thank kmanorthsidejohnny
Queensland, Australia
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347 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Saw the notice that they had Draught Cider and that enticed me to try this neat bar. Very relaxed atmosphere and great barman who made us feel very welcome. There are many different drinks on offer as well as food. Seating is either inside or on the covered terrace and the whole area is clean and kept tidy. A great... More 

Thank Margaret B
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The staff was very nice and friendly but the drinks were not so nice. We were stuck here because of the rain and tried a couple of the weird drinks where was black balsam included, would not try again...

Thank Evabe13
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We loved it here very cosy good WiFi I had a couple of there specialities Riga black coffee and Dr balsamic there pixel dark was lovely when I first entered I thought it smelt like a shampoo my mother used to do our hair with vosene and then I realized yes it had balsam in it wit other herbs !... More 

Thank Carol L
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We nipped in here one lunchtime for a few beers and weren't disappointed with the service or atmosphere.. The barman was great and advised us which lagers to try. We didn't eat any food here but people on the table next to us did and the portions were pretty good.

Thank methleymongo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Bar, European, Cafe, International, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Piwna 66 | Old Town, Gdansk 80-831, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Northern Poland  >  Pomerania Province  >  Gdansk
  • Phone Number: +48 697 082 357
It is my pleasure to welcome you to 'Balsam Cafe'

It is hard to write just a few words about
the idea that has been slowly maturing in
hearts and mids for years. The place
called 'Balsam Cafe' , is an expression od
sensitivities , desires and dreams of a
group of open-minded people with hearts
wide open. We vive w our cafe a s personal
reflection of ourselves

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?