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“Daring, modern food, excellent views.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Oranzeria

Cafe Oranzeria
Ranked #241 of 1,460 Restaurants in Krakow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Polish, European, Fusion, Central European
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Cafe Oranzeria is located on the top floor of Hotel Kossak. The restaurant's floor to ceiling windows provide the most delightful view in Krakow, including Wawel Castle, the Old Town and the banks of the Vistula river. From spring to autumn, the restaurant's open air terrace also allows guests to enjoy their breakfast or morning coffee with a dash of sunlight. The beauty of the city and Head Chef carefully crafted European menu with a hint of fusion, creates an unrivalled visual and culinary experience.
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Daring, modern food, excellent views.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

I actually thought I was booking for the sister restaurant on the bottom floor of the building, not this flashier rooftop venue, but I was not disappointed.

This is an expensive restaurant by Polish standards but very affordable and in fact cheap for the level of quality be Western European standards, two courses plus drinks coming out to about €25.

Starters were very good, good and interesting soups (though I expect this in Poland, a country where soup is taken seriously) but others were also good, especially chicken with chanterelle and mountain cheese.

The mains were all unusual and in the modern european vein, with a tilt towards sweeter flavours. My wild boar came with a sour cherry sauce that perfectly matched the gamey meat, and a colleague had a fillet steak with cinnamon that worked very well indeed, especially with earthier celeriac and onion accompaniments. Another colleague has Duck with vanilla sauce, accompanied by an Apple-potato cake, and carrots with orange. This was maybe a little too far in terms of mixing sweet and savoury for me, but again excellent prepared and presented.

Deserts were well received, and staff were very friendly. I highly recommend booking early enough in the evening to see some daylight as the view from the terrace over the Wavel castle is stunning.

  • Visited May 2014
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Naantali, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
“Amazing views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

I guess this restaurant offers one of the best views in whole Cracow. Wisla river, Wavel Castle, Church towers in Old Town etc. So for a price of a coffee you get all these, don't forget to bring your camera. This is a rooftop restaurant and they have terrace outside and bar/restaurant inside. We ate there also and food was tasty and service friendly and smiling, although place was almost full.

  • Visited April 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great views and great value cocktails ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

We only had cocktails here at the end of a busy day and the view was stunning (castle, river, blue skies) and staff very friendly. So friendly we ended up with more cocktails than we ordered, made worse (better?) by the fact it was happy hour. They didn't charge us and we managed to work out the dilemma! Nice place and the eats looked good but I cannot comment. A go-to location

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Utterly superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

This restaurant is faultless.

We were staying at Hotel Kossak and decided that we must try the rooftop restaurant with the spectacular views. Aside from the views, the food was sublime. From the starter though to the dessert, every course was excellent. The main I had, beef tenderloin with foie gras and a truffle sauce, was as good a beef dish as I have ever eaten; and the blueberry tiramisu was a delicious twist on the traditional Italian tiramisu. Very innovative cooking, executed with enormous skill. It was also astoundingly good value - the bill only came to about 250 zloty (inclusive of a 10% discount for hotel guests) for two of us to eat three courses and have a few drinks. If you only go for one nice meal in Krakow, eat it at Café Oranzeria.

  • Visited March 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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“The best restaurant in Cracow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

When I was looking for a place were we can have our wedding party - and I found this restaurant/cafe.... It is just amazing!!! Always when we are in Cracow, we visit this wonderful restaurant. You have a beautiful view at the river and the castle... The food is brilliant and the service is really competent and sympatic. I doesn't matter what you eat/drink there - it tastes wonderful!
This cafe/restaurant "belongs" to the Hotel Kossak - which is a modern and wonderful hotel - there we had our first night as a married couple (suite with a view at the river and castle)...
I love it! And the price is more than ok for this what you get! In other big city's you have to pay more to get such a good service/food!

This is a MUST when you are in Cracow :)

See you soon (in July), Cafe Oranzeria and Hotel Kossak :)

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Kinga S
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