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Jama Michalika

) #580 of 1,301 Restaurants in Krakow ££ - £££ Polish, European,
Florianska 45, Krakow 31-019, Poland
+48 12 422 15 61
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“torte” (2 reviews)
“apple cake” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Polish, European, Central European
££ - £££
Florianska 45, Krakow 31-019, Poland
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11 - 20 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

It's quite special to sit in a place that has been in operation over 100 yrs, on handmade beautiful furniture surrounded by early 20th century art. Add to this the tasty meals for a reasonable price (by west European or American standards) and only a...More

Thank olga y
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Very traditional venue, close to the main square with a reasonable but extensive menu. Visited on a rainy day with a group of 14 and comfortably accommodated round large tables in a historic dining hall. Fabulous drinking chocolate with cream.

Thank Stuart N
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Thought we'd try this place as the food looked good. On arrival though I felt I was forced to leave my jacket in a cloakroom, even though I didn't want to. Went in and ate a fantastic meal and tipped the waiter. Went to get...More

Thank Larry E
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Went for an evening meal during our break in Krakow. We did call last 6ear for a lunch before we left for the Airport.As it was very nice we vowed to return.....and what a mistake we made. On entering a Woman took our coats and...More

Thank catsandkittens
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I couldn't take my eyes off of the surroundings. I simply asked the waitress to bring me a sample plate of cheeses, meats, breads, and piergis. She was so helpful and the meal was delicious!

Thank JacqueBrown
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A small traditional Polish restaurant that serve local food with folk dance. It is a good way to experience local culture. Inexpensive.

Thank TravellingBudha
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Well,I came back to this very famous caffe-restaurant after many years.Just to explain-it was a fantastic bohemien place,famous for demodè mood.Many polish poets & writers had their table ther,,it was a place for artistic,intellectual discussions.Today seems rather ugly.Yes,beautiful coloured glass elements,nice furnitures,portraits from "better" times,but...More

Thank malgorzata m
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Stunning, gorgeous Art Nouveau interior in black and dark green. Cabinets full of very interesting puppets and great masks and painting on the walls. tthe apple cake is also very good althogh my companion not so keen on the coconut cake. Coffee OK but overall...More

Thank 402margo
Reviewed 19 March 2017

On the right, within 10 minutes' walk from Rynek Glowny to the Florianska Gate, located in a historical building,this charming eatery(drink-bar,restaurant) is by itself a historical piece:birth-place of the famous Little Green Baloon Cabaret and venue of the Young Poland artists and intellectuals; reason enough...More

Thank Doina B
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stumbled across this on a cold February day and were entranced by the atmosphere! All dark green and black with wonderful huge backed chairs and massive settles, like something out of Alice in Wonderland ! Well worth a visit, and look up the history of...More

1  Thank cazzaThreeOaksUK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$33
Polish, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Florianska 45, Krakow 31-019, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Stare Miasto
  • Neighbourhood: Stare Miasto
  • Phone Number: +48 12 422 15 61
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"Jama Michalika" (eng. Michalik's Den) - Most famous Art Café, Traditional Polish Restaurant and Cabaret Museum "Zielony Balonik" (eng. Green Ballon) in Poland.
Very well known for almost one hundred years. Here most outstanding artists have met, here the cabaret "Zielony Balonik" began to exist and here the spirit of "Mloda Polska" (eng. Polish Modernism) - was born.
In “Jama Michalika“ we offer you marvelous: CAKES, LAYER CAKES, TARTS
- including "Wawel" cake, "Michalik" or "Barbakan",
we also recommend "Kremowki" and cheese cakes.
Gorgeous ICE CREAMS of many flavors are prepared (on the base of traditional recipe) by our confectioner.
We would like you encourage you to try our alcohol drinks, cocktails and traditional Polish alcohol beverages made on the base of honey.
We highly recommend traditional Polish food: Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinner.
It is possible to book:
performances for organized groups cabarets performances, recitals, satirical performances, Folk Show, banquets, meetings suitable for the occasion.( prices may be negotiated )
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